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Offline spencer

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Re: Honda 919
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2015, 02:37:15 PM »
Used 07's in decent shape go for about $6k in my area, I'd take shelf-wear over the abuse dished out by an average rider over 8 years in most cases.....





Something has come up (I now have another bike duplicating the 919) and I really should sell my 919 now. It looks perfect the same as in my post only now has a Corbin, a new Honda factory windscreen, and 4,800 miles. If I can get $4,600 I'll sell otherwise I'll keep it.

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Re: Honda 919
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2015, 09:01:59 PM »
Two questions:
1. What other bike did you get that duplicates the 919?

2. Curious about the feel and vertical weight distribution of the 919. Is it as top heavy as the 750?
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Re: Honda 919
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2015, 07:00:34 AM »
2. By memory the 919 "feels" a little lower to me than my Nighthawk did but in all honesty it's been a year since I straddled the Nighthawk.


1. Yamaha FJ-09. I test rode one when the Yamaha demo truck was at the local dealer a few weeks ago. My impression was the ergonomics were about perfect (bars maybe a little close) but adjustable rider's seat and windshield, wind protection amazingly good given the smallish fairing and windshield, even though it was a warm day engine/radiator/exhaust heat wasn't noticeable, the engine made great power everywhere, and the bike just felt light and nimble. It weighs basically the same as the Nighthawk 750 and 919 only with slightly wider bars.


I think the salesman saw me smiling when I returned from the ride, he said we have them in stock and worked up a price. When I told him I was tempted and I'd think it over he said "we have a slightly used one here with just 400 miles you can have for $8,400 no fees". Heck I'd been looking at that one assuming it was new, 400 miles is one days ride. So I bought it.


I can say now that it has 1,000 miles it's running even better and I discovered the handlebar risers to be reversible allowing the bars to be moved 3/4" forward making it perfect for me. I'm averaging 48-52 mpg with normal riding.


The FJ-09 and 919 are actually fairly similar rides. Power and handling about the same with the FJ-09 having better brakes and wind protection. Subjectively I think the 919 is the better looking motorcycle.



 

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Re: Honda 919
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2015, 08:44:47 AM »
I currently have an FZ-09 and am not a big fan of the jerky throttle, soft suspension, and hard seat.  I always wanted a 919.  Does it feel heavy and how quickly does it steer?

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Re: Honda 919
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2015, 12:19:48 PM »
Very similar feeling to the FJ-09 maybe just slightly heavier. Bars are slightly lower and narrower on the 919 and power is similar but not as snatchy or abrupt as the FJ-09. They both will buzz slightly at various rpm yet be smooth at other rpm. The Yamaha has lighter effort brakes.

 

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