I had an '02 919 for a couple years some time back. It was my first bike and I loved her, but was forced to sell her due to life craziness.
To make a long story short, I am on the market again for a new bike, but no matter how much I look around, I just can't find a bike that I like the look of as much as the 919.
I'm not a big guy - 5'8 and 160lbs, and I certainly don't need a 900cc bike, or even a 600cc bike. Hell, I just spent half a year on a 12hp, 125cc bike in SE Asia, and after a month or so it didn't feel that
slow - I could even outpace Harley riders on (very) twisty roads.
Now, I know that the reasonable thing to do would be to buy a SV650. Sufficient power, widely available.. but motorcycling has never been about reasonable, and I just can't stand the look of most modern bikes, the SV included.
Didn't I promise to make this a short story? Oops.
Bike: Honda 919 or 599
Year: Don't care.
Color: not that important.
Budget: 2.5 - 3k.
Transport: I don't have a car, so can't get most places to check bikes out.
This guy is selling his for 2.8k:
2003 Honda CB900F
I've been lurking on this forum on and off for years, so I know you guys are awesome, and all feedback is welcome.