Miss you guys!
Haven't seen much from you all lately- I miss the updates and photos!
I'll start. I've gone riding with several new friends lately. I'll compare the bikes (since I was lucky enough to ride some of their bikes as well)
- 919 vs. BMW K1200R
It's a bit unfair but the K1200R is a ridiculously smooth, powerful machine to ride. Something like 164hp and boy is it comfy. It's a heavy brute though, but it stops on a dime and is slightly more "sport" setup than the standard 919 handlebars so is easier to take into turns.
- 919 vs. SV650
That 650 twin sure is something. Surprisingly fast, useable band of power, and light to flick around. That said, my friend with the SV650 was dumbfounded when we re-switched bikes. He said something to the effect of the 919 being like the SV but more powerful, faster, and, well, fun. With a few expletives sprinkled in
- 919 vs. BMW K1600gtl
Okay, unfair again. This bike I did not ride though. It was my professor's, we took a great morning ride to Saxapahaw down here in NC.
The gist of all of this is the 919 is such a well-rounded machine and put smiles on everyone's face. The k1200 had $1k abs/rotor work done recently, and the K1600 is a pain to get around all the fairings and tech. The SV is cute, but who wants cute. The 919 is such a delight to ride - and with my new Spencer's seat (nearly broken in) I cant imagine getting rid of it any time soon
2002 Honda 919
1998 GS500 - sold
2014 Ninja 300 - sold