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How well would my 00' 929 compare to modern 750-1200cc bikes?

weight and power wise

me and my friends are all average riders with a little ability to corner, would i be able to keep up with newer bikeS?
 

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Down on power and aero big time. The new 1000cc make between 150-165 at the wheel, compared to a stock 929 of maybe 130bhp on a good day

Im my book, the 929 handles like a dream. If you guys are all just goofin around, riding some twisties, no doubt youll be right with them.

I think the 2002 gsxr750 was making as much power as the 929...boo
 

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How well would my 00' 929 compare to modern 750-1200cc bikes?

weight and power wise

me and my friends are all average riders with a little ability to corner, would i be able to keep up with newer bikeS?
Speeds up to around 200kph (120mph) you should be okay powerwise. Above that their modern aerodynamics will leave you behind.
I think all the modern 1000's are lighter than the old 929.
As Burton said, the '00 GSXR750 puts out the same power as the 929 - the newer ones put out even more.
The 929 will struggle to stay with modern 600's.
 

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Well, thanks for making me feel like I have a pos.
Surely you had some idea about it when you bought it?
The 929 is an amazing road bike but it was never intended to compete with race bikes - although it does a very decent job of that too :)
The 929 is far from a POS. I personally feel it's possibly the best bike Honda ever produced, which is particularly special considering it was a totally new design that worked straight away with only some minor problems. It was one that they should have kept producing alongside the 1000RR in my opinion.
 

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lol im not saying racing, im just saying being able to take off when others do...i should have no problem with that right?
 

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Surely you had some idea about it when you bought it?
The 929 is an amazing road bike but it was never intended to compete with race bikes - although it does a very decent job of that too :)
The 929 is far from a POS. I personally feel it's possibly the best bike Honda ever produced, which is particularly special considering it was a totally new design that worked straight away with only some minor problems. It was one that they should have kept producing alongside the 1000RR in my opinion.

I've had my bike since 05'. These dam new bikes just keep getting meaner. I know my bike is far from a pos, but you sure did make it feel like one! I love my bike for the street and really don't want a newer 1000rr for street riding. They have no trunk/storage, what kind of STREET bike is that? To compensate for the power deficiancy I'm turboing mine. I have not problems keeping up with and beeting most people in corners, just need a little something for the straights in between the corners!:eyebrows:
 

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I've had my bike since 05'. These dam new bikes just keep getting meaner. I know my bike is far from a pos, but you sure did make it feel like one! I love my bike for the street and really don't want a newer 1000rr for street riding. They have no trunk/storage, what kind of STREET bike is that? To compensate for the power deficiancy I'm turboing mine. I have not problems keeping up with and beeting most people in corners, just need a little something for the straights in between the corners!:eyebrows:
let us know how your turbo project goes, would love to see some pics:D
 

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I know my bike is far from a pos, but you sure did make it feel like one!
I'm sure you're exagerating, but if you actually value the worth of your bike against other people's opinions or purely on performance specs, you're doing it a real disservice - and you will never be satisfied with any bike :)
The value of your bike is in how much you enjoy riding it, regardless of what other bikes are around or what anybody else thinks.
Some people buy bikes because they believe they're the greatest, but ten years later they only have 10,000 miles on them. How great could they really be if the owners didn't even enjoy them enough to ride them?
More to the point though, how much value can you place in the opinion of a rider that only rides a few thousand miles a year - unless you're looking for a "great bike, provided you don't actually want to ride it."
 

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in my opinion some people buy the bikes just to show off and those are the ones want(in most case) to stay upto date with the new models, for me if you really love riding and enjoy what you have you should not be even worried about who has what and what not.
 

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in my opinion some people buy the bikes just to show off and those are the ones want(in most case) to stay upto date with the new models, for me if you really love riding and enjoy what you have you should not be even worried about who has what and what not.
i do love riding, but i just wondered if they were to downshift and take off...would i be able to stay there with them
 

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if i can keep up with the !
07 r1, 06 1krr, and 07 zx14
i am pretty sure you can too :smokin:
ITS A COMBINATION OF DIFFERENT THINGS (REV LIMIT, SHIFTING ETC ETC)
 

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i do love riding, but i just wondered if they were to downshift and take off...would i be able to stay there with them
You don't need to downshift to take off if you're riding in the right gear to begin with. That's the whole point of having six different gears.
It'll depend on the speed you're doing to begin with but generally you aren't going to get left behind at reasonably legal speeds. If you hit the throttle at 60mph and run it out to 100mph then the newer bikes are going to pull away as your speed builds.
 

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You don't need to downshift to take off if you're riding in the right gear to begin with. That's the whole point of having six different gears.
It'll depend on the speed you're doing to begin with but generally you aren't going to get left behind at reasonably legal speeds. If you hit the throttle at 60mph and run it out to 100mph then the newer bikes are going to pull away as your speed builds.
alright thats fine, i know 600 motors are pretty busy and need to be shifted more often then a liter bike

but alot of them shift down from 4th or 5th to about 3rd and roll on...my 900rr was sad those days :(
 

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Well personally I enjoy riding an older bike. It takes away a lot of the 'pressure' to ride fast. If you can't keep up, then hey, I ride an 11 year old bike. However most of the time I can, in which case it's all the more fun!

I was following a fella on an 08 Blade last year, kept up with him no problem until 90mph when I decided not to go any faster for the sake of my licence. He only got away by opening the throttle to prison-sampling speeds.

I have a mate with a 2000 R1 and he can't keep up either, despte a good 25-30bhp advantage.

I also have a mate who used to have a 2000 CBR600F and he would waste me regulary. I know a bloke now who rides a BMW R1200GS Adv and he loses me as well.

So basically IMHO the 900's are still more than good enough on the road. Any bike capable of easily doubling the national speed limit should be. I guess if you enjoy blasting down straight roads as fast as you can, then the new bikes might get you to prison quicker than the 900, but I don't ride like that. I prefer twisty, challenging roads and there the 900 is more than capable. Actually, for the sort of riding I do, the BMW GS is probably better, due to improved visibility. No need for more power in this situation.
 

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lol im not saying racing, im just saying being able to take off when others do...i should have no problem with that right?
NO PROBLEM. Not only that, if you know how to ride, you can pull away from the fashion whores who ride for the image.

The 929 was i think one of the most overlooked bikes of modern time. It was riding the wave what the 98 R1 started and was overshadowed what Yamaha would do. In 2000 when it came out, it in every way shat all over the competiton. The brakes, the engine delivery, reliability, EFI. Yamaha were only dreaming of EFI back then.

Anyways, i have a 929 aswell. I have ridden it on the street, i have track day'd it, ive raced it, ive stunted it. Ive gone around the outside of 07 R1's at the track because its far more capable than most squids on R1's and Gixers can come back at you with.

Starting, it will start superb, if you know how to start. Ive done 175kph stoppies on those massive rotors, and anything else in between from high chairs, seat standers and long long rollers that make you giggle in your helmet.

And when done right can still turn heads. I love my 1000RR, but i really love my 929RR !!!. It has to be the most universal sport bike Honda has made in recent years IMHO.

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i got an 01 929 after selling an 06 636..i like it alot more than the newer bike! alot more comfy, LOVE the torque, great for my wheelie addiction, and yes, i keep up with other bikes just fine
 
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