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post #1 of 10 Old 10-04-2008, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Honda 900 Hornet (919) first thoughts

Hi guys, i'm new here.

I've been riding bikes for 24 years and owned countless bikes over the years. First bike was a Honda MT-5 (50cc) and my last bike was a 600 Thundercat. Anyway, enough of me. I have a 900 Hornet and here are a few of my initial thoughts. 1) It's the nearest thing to a diesel bike that I have ever owned (from a torque point of view), It pulls like a large capacity diesel car and then some! 2) It's fuel injection if FAR from perfect, but you get used to it. 3) If you live in a cold climate like I do (UK) the bike barely gets out of cold on the temp guage. 4) The steering is a little slow for my taste, but you get used to it. 5) It does 45 MPG (imperial) if you drive in a civilised manner. 6) It has a fantastic riding position as long as you are not riding on the highway all day. It's good for passengers too. 7) It's an under rated bike (at least in the UK) as the press expected Fireblade power in a tiny Hornet frame. If you ask me they missed the point. It is absolutely perfect for everyday use and will walk over most hyper bikes sub 100mph, especially top gear roll on (which if we are honest is where we spend 95% of our riding time).

If you are considering buying a 900 Hornet (919), go for it! It's not perfect, but it's very close.

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Welcome aboard Tom. Fantastic first post! "It's an under rated bike (at least in the UK) as the press expected Fireblade power in a tiny Hornet frame. If you ask me they missed the point. It is absolutely perfect for everyday use and will walk over most hyper bikes sub 100mph, especially top gear roll on (which if we are honest is where we spend 95% of our riding time)." Spot on. Looking forward to hearing more from you.

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You Should (and others as well) post this/your review on the power sports network (http://powersportsnetwork.com/) page for your year of 919. I am liking mine (and it is my first bike so I don't know any better. lol)..welcome,enjoy!

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Hi guys, i'm new here.

I've been riding bikes for 24 years and owned countless bikes over the years. First bike was a Honda MT-5 (50cc) and my last bike was a 600 Thundercat. Anyway, enough of me. I have a 900 Hornet and here are a few of my initial thoughts. 1) It's the nearest thing to a diesel bike that I have ever owned (from a torque point of view), It pulls like a large capacity diesel car and then some! 2) It's fuel injection if FAR from perfect, but you get used to it. 3) If you live in a cold climate like I do (UK) the bike barely gets out of cold on the temp guage. 4) The steering is a little slow for my taste, but you get used to it. 5) It does 45 MPG (imperial) if you drive in a civilised manner. 6) It has a fantastic riding position as long as you are not riding on the highway all day. It's good for passengers too. 7) It's an under rated bike (at least in the UK) as the press expected Fireblade power in a tiny Hornet frame. If you ask me they missed the point. It is absolutely perfect for everyday use and will walk over most hyper bikes sub 100mph, especially top gear roll on (which if we are honest is where we spend 95% of our riding time).

If you are considering buying a 900 Hornet (919), go for it! It's not perfect, but it's very close.

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Welcome to Wrist Twisters, Tom. Great first post. How about going for a ride and taking some pics so us rebellious colonials can see what your neck of the woods looks like?!

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