Great little write up on the 919 Ben! You've nailed it on the head, and nothing quite sells you on the bike until you've taken her out for a trip like you did. It was something special at a similar trip when I was holding the throttle pinned for 10-15m at a time (in 3rd gear of course..anything more and that's way over..) and the motor never complained once.
That is until you follow it up with track time then you can really marvel at the awesome "budget" machine. Jack of all trades, master of none. I think I'm hanging on to the 919 as my main ride for longer, the thought of something newer had been a thought recently but it really is something special when you think about it in a practical way.
Where's the ride report on that trip? Or at least pics? And so... essentially you have your friend to thank for forcing you to buy the bike huh?
Nothing at the moment
- '96 Race-retired GSXR 750 (Sold)
- '01 RC51 SP1 (Sold)
- '03 919
"Security is mostly a superstition, it does not exist in nature: avoiding danger in the long run is no safer than outright being exposed. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."-Helen Keller