Always loving the look of the Ducati Monster, I instantly liked the Honda 919. I think it might be a little above my budget, but it's what I'm hoping to get for my first bike now. The 900cc engine is a bit intimidating but from what I've read, it's not overly powerful.
I've read a lot reviews for the bike and the lack of a clock is always mentioned... I'm not particularly interested in a clock, let alone making it an issue when buying a bike. Also, the lack of a windscreen is always brought up, and this very well could be an issue. Fortunately most of the riding I will do will be in the city, not 85mph interstate drives. But eventually if necessary I could probably find an aftermarket windscreen. I prefer the look of the bike without the windscreen and I will be in the city most of the time so this isn't an issue for me.
Does anyone have any experience with the Honda 919? I know it's only been around for 2 years but I figured I'd ask. The European version is the Hornet,which has been around for a while in 600cc variant, so does anyone have any experience with either? I'm pretty well setting my sights on this bike, I really love the appearance.