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Animal Mother

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Daytona 955 - Pillion/touring comfort? Please comment.

Hi all

I currently ride a ZZR600 both singly and 2 up, both blasting lanes and a bit of touring.

I am now ready to step up a notch and go for a bigger bike and was considering the ZX-9R (c or e)which would suit my needs, but, I have discovered the ocular delight of the Daytona 955i (2001 onwards) and am now in a dilema.:wacko:

I know the ZX9 can do what I want, but, I'm having trouble finding one at the right price and it is insurance group 16.:doubt:

I have sourced a gorgeous 955 at the right price, and at group 15 insurance but have no idea what it is like for long distances on my own, or with pillion. Also I have no idea about the provision for tanks bags, strap on lauggage etc.

So, what I am begging to know is:

Is the 955 as comfy as a ZX9, for rider and pillion?

Is it possible to do some sporty touring on the 955?

Is the 955 reasonable to insure compared to the ZX9?

Any other info/comments would be great.

Cheers

Daz

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Dib 280895

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Dib 280895 says:

DAYTONA 955i

GREAT BIKE,RIDE ALL DAY LONG,WIFE SAYS PILLION IS COMFIER THAN MY OLD SPRINT,UK & EUROPE RIDING ALL A BREEZE,THROW OVER PANNIERS HOLD ENOUGH FOR TOURING,PLASTIC TANK SO TIE DOWN TANKBAG NEEDED.ENJOY

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Frampy

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Frampy says:

So did you go for the 955

Just did Cadwell and back from Brighton (446 round trip) could happly do it again today on my '04 955i

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sinky

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sinky says:

955i touring (mint)

Hiya, thought i would drop you a line, i currently own the big Daytona and absolutly love it. So much so im doing the team Sheene Challenge this year, which means I will be covering over 2,000 miles on it. In regards to insurance, mine is under £200 full comp, but i have been riding since the dawn of time. Cant coment on the ZX9, but i would think its more of a kick ass sports bike than a mile muncher. I am 6'2 and the Trumpet suits my build and feels very comfortable. If you do get one make a guard up for the oil cooler as it has no protection, as i found out to my expense from stone chips from the front wheel. Oil coolers are £300 a pop. All the best Mark

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