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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-27-2019, 02:57 AM
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The 929s are one of the more highly regarded FireBlade models for their rideability. I remember how well a balanced package they were.

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The 929s are one of the more highly regarded FireBlade models for their rideability. . .
True, Glenno. I'm just finding this out. Much more nimble than the 2004 and 2011, and for road use, much the same power useability. Those who have had the earlier bikes claim the 954s to be the best because of their much lighter weight and other minor improvements.

Like most Honda enthusiasts I'm waiting for the right RC30 but will have to pay through the nose.

And that brings about a very interesting conundrum on this forum at least: In the hierarchy of revered or 'wish list' bikes, would the RC30 sit alongside the Sennas or early CCs, or above or below? I guess in reality it depends upon where one's heart and allegiance lie.
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wicked collection Nigel. Love it

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wicked collection Nigel. Love it
Er, you're up there also!

Equally good collection, just with different interests. And we're both constrained by lack of room!!
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The rC30 would be above among the motorcycling world. But I'm sure MV biased fans would say below.

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True, Glenno. I'm just finding this out. Much more nimble than the 2004 and 2011, and for road use, much the same power useability. Those who have had the earlier bikes claim the 954s to be the best because of their much lighter weight and other minor improvements.

Like most Honda enthusiasts I'm waiting for the right RC30 but will have to pay through the nose.

And that brings about a very interesting conundrum on this forum at least: In the hierarchy of revered or 'wish list' bikes, would the RC30 sit alongside the Sennas or early CCs, or above or below? I guess in reality it depends upon where one's heart and allegiance lie.
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I do like that NS 400 Nigel, let me know when you are out for the day and the key is under the doormat! Lol.


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but I pop in here from time to time
. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
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But...Ö..a new one is currently rising from the ashes......watch this space!
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You missed out big time. Got it just down the road from you in Doncaster!

I might just happen to have a recent pic. Ooh yes, I do
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wow, very nice. There was a Rothman version here in the US that didn't sell not too long ago. Never heard one in person.

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Hey nigelrb, Nice NS.

I had one in those HRC colours my mate had the Rothmans. I put a set of Nikon pipes on, sounded better at low RPM but still poor at higher revs.
Do you have the red rear seat cover? It improves the looks.

Beautifully made bike, really suited my weight so handling was great for me. But I found the engine was dull in terms of it's smooth 73 hp, yes it was easier to ride with the ATAC system but I liked the kick in the pants the 500 RD and RG had.

Regarding your comment on the RC30, seen as you have a nice F4 I would opt for the RC30. I believe there is more pleasure in diversity and the RC30 is such an iconic and beautiful machine. As you say you will have to pay through the nose, a cheap one is what £25,000?

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