Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Seattle, WA USA 98107
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 in...red, 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.