Fff, I have never really thought about the things you said eariler. Don't take offence to what i am about to say, because it's not aimed at you. Black paint and what other people are doing, or what other people think of what I ride had never entered my mind, mostly because I couldn't care less. The 600RR looks like a fun change of pace. In the past 5 and a half years i have put 70+K miles on 9s, so for me, a 6 is different. Motorcycles are reasonably cheap. I intend to buy a new one every 3 or 4 years from now on.
Here in Indiana, 90% of what is on the road is Harleys. And none of tham can ride for chit...... don't get me started about that.
Oh definitely no offense taken. I don't ride because of what other people think either, but it sure is a really cool feeling to roll up to a bike night or something and have everyone look at you and go "What the heck is that thing!" Plus motorcycling itself was born out of the idea of breaking away from the norm. The 600RR is definitely one sweet machine, and if you are going to have a great street bike like the 919 also sitting in your garage, then good on you. If I had the money for more than one bike, I would no doubt have a race-replica (most likely track only though) sitting in my garage.
As far as Harley Riders go...yeah don't get me started either.
So, you want an Italian bike that is made by Chinese standards?
Having seen one in person I can tell you that the fit and finish of these bikes is 2nd to none.
Enough with the haters, it's a cool looking bike, very futuristic indeed! I would love to see one in person, just so I could comprehend all of those crazy angles and styling cues.
I'll still stick with the 919 though, if I were going for any other naked bike it would be a Triumph Speed Triple or a KTM Superduke.
I really like the 990 KTM, but I'm not sure I would buy it, idk why. I already own a Speed Triple, so the Benelli makes sense as the next step
You're right, I was thinking of the Brutale.
The first pic is a 2007 Tuono Factory R. The second is the Benelli Cafe Racer.
Word. And if anything the new Kawi Z1000 looks like the Benelli IMO.