Yeah im sure you could nab these end of rideing season next year for 7800-8500 range.
Well hopefully this is what happens. Might mean that honda wont release any more nakeds for the US market though...
The way I kinda look at it is the msrp 2500 price difference
2007 honda 919 msrp: 8499
2011 honda cb1000r msrp: 10999
Would I pay 2500 to mod my 919 up and make it look and perform like a cb1000r? Probably.
you know you want it ...
Although noone paid MSRP for the 919 back then, cuz demand was so low, they were deeply discounted. No reason at all for honda then to bring out the 1000r here, but they did, and kudos to them. Its a gamble.
The thing is if you dont have a bike right now, and your looking for a brand new 0 mile liter class naked, 10999 isnt horrible. If you already have a 919 and you're in love with it, as i am, then no reason to buy another naked.
just my 2 pesos...