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post #1 of 14 Old 04-23-2007, 08:44 PM
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50+ year old been on rocking chair cruisers for the past 22 years. Now looking for more of a heart stopper. Smoooooooth, quick, Handling.

Been riding 35+ years Never had a sport bike. Always carved the canyons on standards. Been looking at the FJR seriously but the 919 might be more fun.

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post #2 of 14 Old 04-23-2007, 09:04 PM
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Re 919s

Find a used one, take it for a test ride. Two words. Hang on.

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Ya I just got my 919 1 month ago an turned 45 in jan havein a blast my lowrider has been parked since I picked up the 919 lol

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post #4 of 14 Old 04-23-2007, 10:23 PM
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Welcome to the site. Can't go wrong with the 919.

'02 Honda 919 - She's the only one for me!

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post #5 of 14 Old 04-24-2007, 04:48 AM
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The 919 is by no means a sport bike, it is a 21st century standard aka naked bike. The FJR is way more touring orientated, if that's what you are looking for.

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post #6 of 14 Old 04-24-2007, 05:02 AM
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Hi froggy and welcome to the site. If you can find a used 919 somewhere, by all means go for a ride. Last year I moved from an ST1300 to a 919 and couldn't be happier. The FJR, like the ST, is a heavy touring oriented bike. I've logged many miles on an FJR too and it will carve turns nicely. But the touring rigs are nowhere near as light and nimble as the naked standards. For me, the ST was overkill since I wasn't touring much and wasn't doing any 2-up riding. Might be a good idea to figure out what you want your bike to for you, take some test rides, and then make the plunge!

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post #7 of 14 Old 04-24-2007, 06:55 AM
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Froggy, welcome to the site...

My situation is similar to yours in that my previous bikes were cruisers...I test rode a 599 and was sold on that style (naked/standard) - decision came down to displacement for me and I subscribe to the "more is better" idea so I opted for the 919...haven't looked back and couldn't be happier...

Like has been said, find one and get a test ride - see if it's what you are looking for...

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50+ year old been on rocking chair cruisers for the past 22 years. Now looking for more of a heart stopper. Smoooooooth, quick, Handling.

Been riding 35+ years Never had a sport bike. Always carved the canyons on standards. Been looking at the FJR seriously but the 919 might be more fun.
Sounds like you might be better off with a sport tourer. Here are some options you should consider :

Kawasaki Concourse
Yamaha FJR
Honda ST1300

If you want something more sporty, take a look at these (however, they aren't sport tourers and won't be as good as the three above for longer rides):

Kawasaki Z1000
Yamaha FZ1
Honda VFR
Honda 919

Good luck!

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VStrom, nuff said.

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post #10 of 14 Old 04-24-2007, 08:17 AM
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VStrom, nuff said.

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Welcome aboard Froggy. +1 on the used bike test rides. Test ride as many as possible to keep your options open and buy what feels best to YOU.


Good luck in your search.




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post #11 of 14 Old 04-24-2007, 08:33 AM
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Welcome aboard Froggy. +1 on the used bike test rides. Test ride as many as possible to keep your options open and buy what feels best to YOU.


Good luck in your search.
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post #12 of 14 Old 04-24-2007, 08:34 AM
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To confuse you more, read up on the new hornet 600. Hopefully we'll get our version soon. Might be as fast as the 9'er and cheaper too.

Or, you can pick up a used Kawi Concourse for dirt cheap these days. My shop has four of 'em.

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After a two-decade hiatus waiting for a new bike to be as exhilarating as the Honda CBX the geniuses at Honda marketing finally released the 2006/2007 919 in Candy Red. To this B7 it is a compromise in every way... the footpegs buzz at speeds in excess of 120... it is too small to carry the wife on the mini pillion seat... the frontal wind impact suggests individualistic motorcycling days of yore... it runs and runs without repetitive opportunities to visit the kindly maintenance technicians... the admirable sticky tires last 8000 miles or more thus depriving you of monthly mounting the devils yourself... and the grin inside the helmet surely belongs to a lunatic.

Welcome to an exciting second chapter of life!

Clinton (B7)

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post #14 of 14 Old 04-25-2007, 01:25 AM
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I traded in a well used '83 CB750C (49,500miles) for my '03 919. It's exactly what I was looking for. A 'modern' version of the Ubiquitous Japanese Motorcycle we all loved.

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