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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-25-2002, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Honda 919

Just curious as to the opinion of this bike by the members here. I just kind of came across it while looking around on the internet and it really surprised me at how cool it actually is. I went down to the local Honda dealer today and sat on it, very tight! Seems like it would be a lot of fun on the road and the manager there couldn't say enough about how great it is. The one on the showroom floor is the electron blue color and on sale for $10,499cdn (about $6800us) with excellent payment plans. What should I do?!?!
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Reminds me of the Triumph Speed Triple, but $3500 cheaper.
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I really like this bike. I got to ride one for a short time a couple months ago. Damn thing just loves to pull the front wheel off the ground. Only thing bad I see is no windscreen at all. I'm sure if you have to drone down any interstates, you'd develop some "popeye" forearms. I like that blue much better than the gayass flat black that Honda sent the US.

If I was in the market for a standard, I would pick between this and the FZ1. The FZ1 is probably a better looking bike.

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I man from the flat land / with no wind screen ouch.
The 919 is a great city bike or short trip bike. The suspensions lack of ajustabilty is a down fall. Though it makes good power and can carve some coner's.
I'd also look at a YAM FZ1 (like kvpZX9R mentioned) it's got more power a windscreen and adjustable suspension.

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Hey laser_1992. The bike actually won't leave the confines of the city more than once or twice a year. I just need something to buzz around on, go around some cloverleafs and stoplight to stoplight fun. There are aftermarket windscreens available for it as well if I end up doing any highway riding.

BTW, nice choice in car. I actually run the Saskatchewan chapter of the Talon/Laser club. Are you a part of the Edmonton DSM club? You could probably find out a lot about your car that way and meet some new people. Check it out http://www.nacdsm.org

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Well if you spend most of your time in the city I'd have to agree the 919 is the bike for you. It's a great bike for buzzing around town. I personaly don't like the seating position. ( sat on one saturday) but I like my sportbikes.

I just sold my bike on saturday . Looking to buy a new Honda 600 F4i. I didn't really know there was a dsm club in Edmonton. I knew about the ones in Calagary and Saskatoon.

Buy the way what four wheeled dsm monster do you drive.

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1992 Talon TSi AWD. Silver, 5spd, Jap Spec engine. Ran a 13.2 last year with all the mods, but now I'm selling her to buy a sportbike. Way more fun.
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i would go with the sv650s. great city bike loves to wheelie. some wind protection and great in twisties.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-02-2002, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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....except everyone has one, plus the V-twin sounds horrible in a sportbike. Everytime one goes by it's just like it's farting along rather than screaming. I'm thinking it should really have been called the sv650'f', for flatulence. No offense to the 650 lovers, just not my bike.
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they can sound pretty good with the right exhaust on it.
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