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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-13-2001, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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Wow-whata year for sportbikes!! The show was hot (even though the vendors sucked). First off- R1 v. 954. The silver R1 is absolutely gorgeous, but a little too reserved for me. I ordered mine in blue and I'm sticking with that color. But that's not my dilemma... It's-do I stick with Honda and get a 954? If they made one in yellow&black to match my leathers/boots, I'd get a 954. It is TINY. Noticeably more than the R1, especially nose-to-tail. It has a slightly more raised tail section than the R1. You sit more ON the 954, whereas you are more IN the R1. Fit and finish are comparable. The R1 has a funky bare metal fastener connecting the front of the tank to the frame which I will paint flat black. The 954 feels a little lighter. After sitting on each about 10x, I'm sticking with the R1. Here's why: I feel that the 954 is a stop-gap bike for Honda. In 2 or 3 years we'll see the real RR with more ccs and looking more like the 4-stroke GP bike.
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I feel that the 954 is a stop-gap bike for Honda. In 2 or 3 years we'll see the real RR with more ccs and looking more like the 4-stroke GP bike.
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Wow-whata year for sportbikes!! The show was hot (even though the vendors sucked). First off- R1 v. 954. The silver R1 is absolutely gorgeous, but a little too reserved for me. I ordered mine in blue and I'm sticking with that color. But that's not my dilemma... It's-do I stick with Honda and get a 954? If they made one in yellow&black to match my leathers/boots, I'd get a 954. It is TINY. Noticeably more than the R1, especially nose-to-tail. It has a slightly more raised tail section than the R1. You sit more ON the 954, whereas you are more IN the R1. Fit and finish are comparable. The R1 has a funky bare metal fastener connecting the front of the tank to the frame which I will paint flat black. The 954 feels a little lighter. After sitting on each about 10x, I'm sticking with the R1. Here's why: I feel that the 954 is a stop-gap bike for Honda. In 2 or 3 years we'll see the real RR with more ccs and looking more like the 4-stroke GP bike.
So how does the 954 compare with the 929 comfortwise? My husband really liked the 929 and was considering it as his next bike but does not like the R1. Just curious I personally think the new R1 (in silver) is so cool that comfort would not be an issue but...my next step up will be a 600 (sigh )

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Comfortwise, the R1 and the 954 are virtually identical. They are both committed sportbikes.
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I found the 954 more comfortable. Not as aggressive feeling as the R1, which I like. Shifting on the R1 required you to lean more forward than the 954.

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How tall are you, cuz I'm 6'1" and I'm just wondering which bike would be more comfortable. Also, does the R1 seem to have a longer reach to the handle bars?

I'm developing the "work" pill. You simply pop 1 on the way to work and before you know it, you're on your way home from work without missing a beat! It's kinda like pounding brews, but you won't wake up with a fat chick or a fat lip, & you get paid too!
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I'm 5'11". The R1 yu sit more forward, aggressive, with the weight on your wrists, and your feet more behind you. The 954 you sit up a little higher with less reaching out so you are not bearing the weight on your arms/wrists as much. The pegs are more inline as well. It is all in how you want to ride. I'm not buying a bike to race or wheelies. I commute a lot so I want something sporty but not uncomfortable either. Otherwise I would buy a cruiser.

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