Honda 919 too much for a newb? (I promised myself I'd never do this)
Sorry for another one of these posts guys.
I took the MSF course months ago and bought myself an 83 GPz550 to learn on. I love the bike and have logged about 350 miles on the streets of Los Angeles (some canyons, some cummuting during rush hour, some riding down to the beach).
Recently, I've gotten the bug to buy something new and shiny. I want to venture further, but I'm worried about my GPz's making it to Santa Barbara or beyond.
Of course I'm looking at an SV650. They're pretty and they make those lovely V Twin sounds, but over in the corner, I see a honda 919. Oh dear, I'm in love. It fits (the 599 is too small for my 6'3" 210lbs frame), its understated and sexy. Best of all, Its naked.
My question is, even though I've read that the "Hornet 900"s tend to be docile, will a new 919 be too much for my newb rear end to deal with? Am I being all squidly? Should I just buy the SV?
Thanks for reading y'all. I welcome ALL thoughts.