Pete said:Well, my money is on 2003 for the engine changes, but who but Honda knows. Whatever happens, if the CBR is to be a GSXR1000/R1 killer, I'm glad I'm getting mine *this* year. Anything more than what the 929 delivers now, and I'd have to opt for a 600.
Theres a lot more involved to engine design. EX: If they bore it out, it will not only affect weight, but the power may not be optimized for the current bore X stroke. . . . .fasthrc said:I would much rather see the V5 go in as soon as possible, but how much could you bore out the current design. I know honda tried to make it smaller than 1000 cc in physical size but is 929 the max? If they are within 2-3 horse of the R1 now, and they can bore it to 960 or something, it might be enough until they are ready to put the V5 in.
Tristan said:IMHFO, there won't be a mass produced V5 Honda until 2005 IF EVER. For me, the 929 vs. R1 vs. GSXR1K decision is not based heavily on HP. The main things keeping me from buying one are:
GSXR- questionable reliability
929- ugly styling
R1- needs Fi
Poser factor. Yes, the only difference is the painted frame, paint/decals, and the price.tigertex said:What are the differences between the "regular" 929 and the Erion edition? Is it just styling?