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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-16-2002, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Can't decide

I can't make up my mind. I have a '95 Daytona 900 which has been a tried-and-true mount over the years, but I want something new. (The 900 will be for sale if I don't trade it, 10.5K miles, some light scuff wear)...

Anyway, I went in to look at the new 955i. I like the way it looks, but not nearly as much as I liked last year's model. I definitely want silver, and I definitely want either no miles or low, low miles (for once in my life I'd like something close to new!). That severely limits the used market--closest silver 2000 or 2001 is 180 miles away, with some junk on it that I could definitely live without (carbon can, good; smoked windscreen, uck).

Would love to hear from riders of either machine (2002 or the earlier machines). I'm leaning towards the new bike just for the conveinance factor, but if they had two sitting side by side in the showroom, I'd definitely take the 2001. That said, the 2002 still looks pretty damn cool.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-17-2002, 10:12 AM
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When I first saw the new 955i I wasn't enamoured with
it's looks either, but after a while it started growing
on me and now I think the old models look somewhat bloated
compared to the 02. Granted, the old ones are still
super nice bikes, but looks-wise I'd have to say the
02 is much cleaner and sharper looking. That said,
performance-wise the new model is stepped up quite a bit
in engine performance and layout as well as steering
geometry and handling, so you can't lose if you go for
the new one. Also, I hear you can get the single-sided
swing-arm as an option from the factory now, if that blows
up your skirt as it does mine.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-18-2002, 07:04 PM
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The way I've been looking at it Is Our T3's have a full Swingarm. I would love to have a new 955i ce swingarm or not.Just for the light weight and the power of My 1200 combined. Thats just unbeatable.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-18-2002, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input. I'm leaning towards the 2002 just because it'd be conveinent to trade in the 900 rather than trying to sell it. I suppose I should put it in the paper just to see if I can get any nibbles at a price higher than the dealer is likely to give me...

Where did you hear that you can special order the single swing arm? With the factory fire, I would have thought that special ordering anything would have been tough. I know very little. Like to know more.

Of course, I could always buy a 2002 and trade it in on a 2003 or 2004 when they come out. Basically rent the bike for a year...or two.

My local dealer has the 955i on "sale" at $9999 right now (because $10,000 is too much). So, sell the Norton (don't ride it much, and I could use the cash), trade in the 900, and fork over a grand or two. My wife's eyes haven't stopped rolling yet.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-04-2002, 05:29 AM
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W odl Speed

Hallo everybody

I think that the "old" speed has something ...different, very different compared to the "new".

Now I have my third Speed ('96) and it's completely different.

Of course the new Speed performance are the best but i still prefer the old one. ...sorry just an opinion.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-05-2002, 03:07 PM
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02 Daytona

I think the power in the new Daytona blows the 01 away. Yea the styling is alittle nicer than the 02, but the POWER. It makes it a worth it. Buddy of mine picked picked up a new 02 in silver for 9799. from the Aprilia Ducati Triumph dealer in Atlanta. awesome deal for an awesome bike. It needs the carbon can.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-22-2002, 01:29 PM
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By the way, I picked up my new blue 2002 955i for $9000 out the door, including the optional seat cowl. I can't tell you where, though
Sounds like a Lasko "help a brother out" special.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-25-2002, 05:09 AM
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2002 Daytona with Single Sided Swingarm

It's a special for this year called the Centennial.

It's available with British Racing Green paint only - not the silver (nice) that you are after.

The 2002 engine is quite a bit better that the 2001. Quieter (due mainly to a redesigned starter clutch mechanism) and more powerful.

Happy Hunting.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-26-2002, 11:26 PM
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I wasn't even considering it until wednesday this week, but the incredible deals there are out there right now on the '02 Daytona ($7,999 plus fees) FORCED me to buy one more or less on spec. I got the cashiers chek today and pick it up tomorrow. Can't wait.

If anyone wants to buy my 2000 RS for a fair price drop me a PM.
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