You know I was thinking the same thing over the summer in that I wanted to get a litre bike. I thought of two rides and they were the 929RR and the 955i. The local dealer here wanted $8299 for the silver one and I REALLY thought about it. I decided to hold off and keep my f4i. But the reason I didn't wasn't because of what RACERS thought of the bike or what people thought of the Triumph brand. I just didn't want a litre bike just yet. I've read numerous articles in Cycle World, Sport Rider, and Superbike (UK) and only Superbike seems to not like the ride. However, they are a little biased in their writing. They err on the side of, if the bike isn't a racer rep then it ain't worth ridin'. Well, I don't race and don't really want to so the bike should be fine. The only problems I have heard of with Triumph were with the TT600 and I believe they solved that problem with the updated Sagem FI. They have just introduced a Daytona 600 so Triumph feels confident in their sport capabilities. If you want a ride that no one really has (and who has a Daytona anyhow) then I would pick one up.