I got pretty excited when I first saw the CB650F but then when I started looking at the details I thought they really missed the boat relative to the 919. It weighs the same as the 919 (give or take) has significantly less power and less torque. It also comes with non-adjustable suspension damping. So where's the "win-win" for switching over to this?
The proposed spec's for the CB1000 that seems to be in the pipe for the US are much more compelling. It weighs 50 lbs (give or take) less than the CB 650, has gobs of HP and torque, and has adjustable damping suspension. Yeah, it costs a tad more than the 650 but I figure I'll just save up some to be able to afford it. No more Starbucks for a year should just about do it!