Not so Rookie Anymore
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Southern California
Rep Power: 1
Buy a 919???
In the market to get back onto a motorcycle. I'm looking at the 919 as I like the style and it's about the right size for me. My first bike was a 1968 Honda Hawk 305 (in college - and no I'm not that old... just the bike was old). My last bike (before wife and kids) was an 86- 650 Nighthawk (just after college). Sweet little bike that I loved to ride. I'll be riding the new bike on the freeway for 45 minutes to and from work and hitting the So-Cal hills for some adventure riding during the weekends.
From my research and forum reading, the 919 sounds like a good mix of ride-ability and sportiness. But maybe I'm over-looking a good bike because I'm blinded by my past Honda experiences.
I'm also looking at the 2006 model and haven't seen much on this year in this forum. A side by side compare with the 2005 shows only minor changes. Should I know anything about the 2006? What would be a good price? List shows $8400. I haven't seen many used 919s in the classifieds around these parts, but I haven't looked really hard either.
Anyway... I would appreciate any feedback to help solidify my decision on this one.
And thanks in advance!