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post #1 of 10 Old 07-27-2011, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for a more modern, relaxed street bike that could comfortable carry a passenger and am gravitating towards a Honda 919.

Am I on the right track?


Input suggestions MOST WELCOME.


Thank you

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-27-2011, 09:48 AM
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The 919 is a great all-arounder with just enough sporty punch to satisfy any boy-racer urges. I love mine to death.

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Welcome,

They can be had for pretty cheap, they are very reliable and carry 2 people very well. I have the Corbin Gunfighter with backrest and my wife is very comfortable. There are many choices out there, but the 919 is not one of the bad ones.

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Early year 919 go for a nice price close to there production end 2006-2007 they can still be in in the $4K-6K range. Lots of people ride 2 up on there 9er and seem to love it. This bike has been discribed by many as a "Great all-arounder" Your brief iscription of what you are looking for I think the 9er will be a great fit.

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well, just to set the rules straight, if you get a 919, then you are more than welcome to stay on here and keep posting.

If you get something else, well...........


Kidding! Try out a bunch of different bikes! As you may know, we're a bit 9'er heavy here, but that doesn't mean other folks don't have other rides that they love as well.

Do some reading, do some riding, and find what fits you and your budget. As long as your very comfortable with your initial purchase, it only gets more fun from there.

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Welcome aboard. This is the place for good info on the 919. Great bike/no disappointments here.


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Hello and welcome! +1 to all the coments above, the 919 is a great all around ride.

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Welcome cbx, sounds like a 919 would be a great all a rounder for you, you can read all about them here

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post #10 of 10 Old 07-28-2011, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
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THANK YOU to all who were kind enough to drop in and make suggestions. Much appreciated on your input.

Originally I was thinking of a 599 but with the better half riding with me more and more often decided a bit more power would be the smart move and prevent the "I shoulda got a 919" buyers malaise later on down the line.

I REALLY like the new CB1000R BUT there's nothing but a small PLANK for a passenger to sit on. Corbin, Sargent etc will no doubt come to the rescue in that area but then there's the LACK OF leg/knee room that the passenger is forced to deal with. The pretzel riding position doesn't suit the better half for more than a VERY SHORT trip.


I can't help but think the 919 is one of the last "standard" motorcycles available that one can truly consider taking a passenger on with even a small degree of comfort.


Did the bike manufacturers abandon those customers who might want to take along a passenger to the Gold Wing/Cruiser bikes??


Again a Most Sincere Thank you to all those who replied and the generous WELCOME

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