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post #1 of 50 Old 08-17-2014, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Death of my 919

Recent encounter with some gravel and some pavement has left my 919 well in it's grave I'm looking to replace it with a new streetfighter so the question is which new streetfighter would you buy

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13000 dollars and I ride hard I ride wheelies and trip across country put 3000 on the 919 on 4 days

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13000 dollars and I ride hard I ride wheelies and trip across country put 3000 on the 919 on 4 days
Is this even a question?

Tuono V4. Don't even bother looking at anything else

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Yup, Tuono V4 no question. Z1000 if you must have an I-4.

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Agree on the Tuono even if it's facetious! If I were you I'd look at some real sport tourers like the Ninja 1000 though. Or if you want to rig something up to tour you could play with a gsxr750

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I think you should do the hard work of test driving a s1000r and a speed triple r too though.

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Here's the late 919
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post #9 of 50 Old 08-17-2014, 05:20 PM
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Ouch, poor thing's guts are all hangin' out

S1000RR is sweet but I wouldn't trust it more than a few miles from my house.

Speed Triple is a wicked bike. Have fun with it, but any of these will be a world of change from your 919.

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Wow man, that engine block took a really hard hit. More details on the mishap!

So glad you're ok, by the looks of the helmet, it could of been MUCH MUCH worse.

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About 11:30 this morning I was riding down a back road about 50 mph a dog came out beside some tall blackberry bushes and trying to avoid animal I hit the back brake hard enough for the bike to fishtail and caught drive way gravel when it happened bike went down I was in my joe rocket jacket my helmet never hit the pavement I road rashed. My ass cheak and watched the 919 roll like 3 times as it went down the pavement oil and antifreeze everywhere so I'm in the market for a new streetfighter I will always miss my fallen brother and road rash or not that hurt

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Lost my bar end weights foot pegs brake lever mirrors blinkers mirror got embedded in the gas tank Broke valve covers radiator tore the stator cover off and hit the case hard enough to break the engine mount off around the mounting bolt

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Damn, always bummed to hear a rider go down. I am glad you are able to limp away though and really bummed it was a Hornet that got thrashed. To me Hornets and Hawks are really special bikes. Honda did it right on both of them and all true naked bikes have round headlights... I guess another Hornet just earned it's wings... LOL...

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I couldent care less about my limp I really do miss my bike rode it across the country rode it through the winter put 11000 miles on it since Halloween and killed it in a Sunday drive it sucks but atleast my wife was like well you get to buy a new bike now

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I couldent care less about my limp I really do miss my bike rode it across the country rode it through the winter put 11000 miles on it since Halloween and killed it in a Sunday drive it sucks but atleast my wife was like well you get to buy a new bike now
Sorry about the dead bike. At least your ok, and get to shop for another bike.
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The ktm was my 1st choice but it's so expensive it's killer my wife's awesome but the ktm just too much budget like the ducati streetfighter 848

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I haven't been motorcycle shopping lately because I had a awesome relationship with my late 919 but looking through the internet while I lay down because that really hurt I'm kind if thinking about the new ducati monster 821 the hp torque stats are right on top of the 919 but with traction control and it doesn't have the single swing arm which are pretty common on the ducatis and the cb1000r which I think is a plus

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About 11:30 this morning I was riding down a back road about 50 mph a dog came out beside some tall blackberry bushes and trying to avoid animal I hit the back brake hard enough for the bike to fishtail and caught drive way gravel when it happened bike went down I was in my joe rocket jacket my helmet never hit the pavement I road rashed. My ass cheak and watched the 919 roll like 3 times as it went down the pavement oil and antifreeze everywhere so I'm in the market for a new streetfighter I will always miss my fallen brother and road rash or not that hurt
Did you at least avoid the dog?

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I haven't been motorcycle shopping lately because I had a awesome relationship with my late 919 but looking through the internet while I lay down because that really hurt I'm kind if thinking about the new ducati monster 821 the hp torque stats are right on top of the 919 but with traction control and it doesn't have the single swing arm which are pretty common on the ducatis and the cb1000r which I think is a plus
For the price range you're lookin at, Tuono V4!

Or a B-King.

A Ducati just sin't going to do everything that you've listed and come to expect from the 919. Not by a long shot.

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Can I ask your riding experience? Maybe those choices being thrown out aren't a good choice for your riding style. Wheelies and riding hard..where? No offense I just don't see anyone here seeing that you just wrecked...

Sounds like you could use a 6-8K bike and 2k for track goodies (gear and minor mods) and 1k for a Summer of track time. Unless you're financing then go to a dealer and tell them you want in the purchase multiple track time and gear with your purchase..maybe they'll go for it.

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I've been riding for 12 years I've ridden from Portland oregon to key west Florida and I am pretty hard on my bikes but it could be worse I still have the harley to put around on for now

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Can I ask your riding experience? Maybe those choices being thrown out aren't a good choice for your riding style. Wheelies and riding hard..where? No offense I just don't see anyone here seeing that you just wrecked... Sounds like you could use a 6-8K bike and 2k for track goodies (gear and minor mods) and 1k for a Summer of track time. Unless you're financing then go to a dealer and tell them you want in the purchase multiple track time and gear with your purchase..maybe they'll go for it.
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I do agree I could use some track gear honestly 50 really hurt the joe rocket jacket helped but not as much as I would have liked it to the blue jeans no help at all

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Sorry to hear about the accident. Probably not much you could have done. Good luck in your search. Great time to be looking for a new naked bike!

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Same here, sorry to hear that you're bike is toast. Making me think about me wearing my jeans too. Used to wear riding pants all the time. Just so much hassle in summer heat but great in winter.

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Also keep in mind anything that isn't Japanese is going to be a whole nother ball of wax.

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I've been riding for 12 years I've ridden from Portland oregon to key west Florida and I am pretty hard on my bikes but it could be worse I still have the harley to put around on for now
Well that's a plenty. Can't be too cautious when jumping up to the newer bikes now, even the new MV 800 streetfighter put out considerably more than the 919 in a lighter package!

Let us known what you come up with! And if you sign up for some track time. As for pants, look into riding jeans like Draggin or one of the more popular. Although the draggin won't have pads, at least they're built much better than regular and even other riding jeans.

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Only thing with the Tuono is it will be tougher going long distance, fuel economy is crap. But that's not why you buy that kind of bike, either.

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Better to break a bike than to break your body.

Sorry for the loss.

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Only thing with the Tuono is it will be tougher going long distance, fuel economy is crap. But that's not why you buy that kind of bike, either.
isn't the Tuono designed for going to motorcycle meets and just looking at the bike sitting next to the Japanese bikes and telling people, "yes, that's my bike" as they walk by and look?
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a dog came out beside some tall blackberry bushes and trying to avoid animal I hit the back brake hard enough for the bike to fishtail and caught drive way gravel when it happened bike went down


1 st find the dogs owner.
2 nd use dog owners $ to buy new bike.
3 rd put a bunch of dog owners $ in your bank.
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isn't the Tuono designed for going to motorcycle meets and just looking at the bike sitting next to the Japanese bikes and telling people, "yes, that's my bike" as they walk by and look?
No no no. That's the Ducati and bmw crowd you're thinking of.

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thought duc, bmw, aprilla were all just different colors of apples.
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isn't the Tuono designed for going to motorcycle meets and just looking at the bike sitting next to the Japanese bikes and telling people, "yes, that's my bike" as they walk by and look?
That is one side benefit, yes

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a dog came out beside some tall blackberry bushes and trying to avoid animal I hit the back brake hard enough for the bike to fishtail and caught drive way gravel when it happened bike went down


1 st find the dogs owner.
2 nd use dog owners $ to buy new bike.
3 rd put a bunch of dog owners $ in your bank.
When I hit a cat on a local backroad, I went to the nearest house and sure enough, it was theirs. Owner cared nothing for the cat at that point, kept asking questions if I had wrecked, any damage to the bike, etc. He clearly knew he was liable but was at least understanding of the situation.

I told him I was fine, even went so far as to put a giftcard to PetCo in their mailbox for the remaining pets on the property (I felt bad for his little kids).

But seriously, look for the owner. He/she is liable.

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Honestly I don't blame any one for things that happen to me if it wasn't dangerous it wouldn't be fun I'm just not the type to sue plus I didn't hit the animal however I do really really miss my 919 but I am enjoying the new motorcycle search

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