UK Fireblade - which model?
Right, here goes.
I've had my latest NC30 for a year. The handling of the NC30 is simply awesome. I live four miles from work, yet the journey home often lasts an hour. Throwing the V4 around is extremely addictive.
A recent accident (van driver charged with careless driving) has meant that the soon-to-be-repaired NC30 will move on shortly, and a new addition will arrive. Anyways, considering you guys own a selection of the options below, which to go for?
1) An older CBR900 (~'93/94) and throw some serious kit at it.
2) A standard 1999 mint example from my local Honda dealer.
3) A 2000 CBR929 private purchase.
For the longer journeys that work may take me, and simply because I want one, I am set on a Fireblade. Thus, as much as I love CBR600's (every bike I've owned has been a Honda) - it looks like it'll be a 'blade this year.
With what I have in mind, they all work out at a similar cost. Yum, Ohlins front and back on the older model...... but the reliability of the 1999 model............ but the sheer sexiness of the 929!!!
I am not completely mad for power. Any of the above would be enough for me, handling and looks (shallow but honest) do matter though.
Give me your thoughts folks!