Anyone have real experience with either of these bikes? I'm looking at a 91-95 carb'd 900SS/SP or a 98-00 VFR800i. I'm a new rider and want to eventually carry a passenger and a small amount of luggage for weekend trips. I'd like to get something sporty but not race-replica. I'm not shy about doing maintenance myself, so periodic adjustments aren't a bother. Catastrophic failures are a concern.
Is there a good reason to pick on over the other? Used prices are comparable.
And yes, I'm taking the MSF course.