here is the question for those who have 919 and dirt/multipurpose bikes:
I was looking on KLR 650 and it is 386 lbs dry
Honda 919 is 428 lbs dry - not that heavier, really
I have an engine guard on my 919
I would like to ride some dirt roads in Mendocino National Forest but I can not have second bike and I do not want to part with 919. I was looking on dirt bikes and they cost more than I payed for my 2002 919 and you have to haul them over there... The prices to rent dirt bikes are almost the same as for Harleys
Now, I am contemplating riding there and may be taking off mirrors and give it a try.. Why it should behave so differently from KLR ? Suspension too rigid? not enough clearance ? 919 does have a lot of torque at the bottom... is it not??
sure, I do not have knobby tires, but they are not race slicks neither..
though 919 listed in the sport section on Honda it is descendant of the standard ..
will someone share experience ??
and I think I have seen someone posted the picture with handguards on 919.. where can I get those ??