The 954 is a fantastic bike for an all a rounder it does everything good. But there are downsides to it. You could get a speeding ticket or maybe even get hurt if you're not careful. You won't be able to keep your repair skills in practice. And it will probably rack up miles faster than another bike.
I love my blade, but here is my take:
The seat is rock hard, so buy a Seargeant seat.
The windscreen is not good for tall people, so buy a Zerogravity SP windscreen.
The engine surges at low rpms, and bogs off the line, so buy a PCIII and remap.
The suspension is fine up to about 90%, which I don't exceed, but does buck on freeway rain grooves. The solution to this is too expensive for me (Ohlins shock and redone front end).
That's it, everything else is great. I still would not trade it in on a rolling couch.
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