I'm in So Cal and looking to get another bike some time soon.My last bike was a 2003 Moto Guzzi California Aluminum that I really loved but decided to sell.I'm looking at several bikes including both the 599 and 919 to replace the Goose.I want my next bike to be one that I will keep for a long time and be able to do all sorts of riding including touring.This is a great forum and I'm sure I will find all kinds of great info here.
Since you have riding experience I would go with the 919. The power is there if you need/want it, and you can still take it easy with the bike. Whatever you decide though you will love it. Welcome to the loony bin.
2005 Honda 919
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