The announcement also fails to mention any of the sport bikes in the returning column, ie. 1000RR, 600RR CBR125, etc. so I don' think we can draw any conclusions on whether or not the 919 will return or not...
Maybe there will be a 919 replacement in 09 with a 1000rr motor?
All it really needs is 145HP and upside down forks to be competitive.
If I was looking for a new naked it would probably be the new 675 Street triple or maybe if Buel does a lightning with their new rotax.