How does your bike feel in comparison to your old niner? In terms of weight, comfort, power, etc.?
Weight... at a stand still it is a freaking lead weight, but once moving it is like an extension of you. Feels light, handles great and just takes on a whole different personality.
Comfort... It is very comfortable, I do find that the seat leans a bit to forward and the bar height to be a bit forward. But even with them two issues it is a very comfy bike and very road trip worthy.
Power... I'd say that is is about the same. But feels totally different because of the I4 vs. V4. You really don't feel it with the VFR like you do with the 919. It is there though and you've really got to pay attention to what your doing because it is so deceptive.
Over all, I am very satisfied with the purchase and really don't miss the 919 one bit! I was at the dealer the other day having the tire mounted on the new 8 Spoke and found out that they sold the 919. Hard to believe they sold it with the 5695 price tag they had on it.
that reminds me, I scored a brand new Service manual for 20 bucks! they did have a 919 manual for the same price. If anyone is interested I'd pick it up and send it to you. They had about 20 different models of service manuals clearance Priced.