When I bought her back in 2014, she had just over 16,000 on the clock and had appeared to have lived a fairly sheltered life. I will freely admit that throughout the years I haven't fallen in love with the 954 as I've done with the 1098s, the ZX7R or the Z1000. I have however, much preferred her to the little Monster. It may not be a relationship of pure passion, but it has been one of practicality.
The FireBlade has done nothing wrong and despite the odd breakdown (snapped chain etc), she's been reliable. She's taken me to and from work without complaint; into and out of the city and across the countryside whenever asked. She's carried luggage, taken the worst that the UK weather has to offer, been taken to a track and fallen over in the van, but still she has welcomed me back every morning when I've opened the garage door.
My 954 FireBlade is a perfectly good motorcycle. Its more than quick enough, comfy and has a decent sized tank to boot. You can't really ask for more, or if you do, it may be considered a little rude.