Narrowed it down to 2 919s...
I'm new to the forum (just introduced myself in the Intro section), and am about to buy a 919 to replace my old 750 Nighthawk.
The 919 will see the bulk of its use go to everyday urban riding; I frequently take my gf and other folks as pillion riders, sometimes for overnight trips, as well. I'd like to do the occasional trackday on the 919, too; in other words, its versatility is what attracted me.
I'm deliberating between 2 919s at the moment. Bike One is less expensive, has higher miles, and some nice touring mods. I rode it on Sunday, and was impressed, but thought the sound and handling on rough streets could use a touch of help. It is in very fine condition, just pro serviced, largely touring miles, new gas tank. The seller is pretty firm on price. Here's the ad:
"2004 Honda 919, Excellent condition. 21,000 miles. Rare and beautiful "Uranium Green" edition. Meticulously serviced - all service records available. Many extras: Corbin saddle; Givi windscreen and engine guard; Ventura luggage rack; center stand; new Michelin Pilot Road tires. Stable and confortable as a touring bike, sport bike power and handling for twisty mountain roads, yet light and agile enough for riding around town. The perfect "one bike for all purposes"! $4500."
The second 919 has some lovely performance mods:
"2002 Honda 919 for sale. Bike is in excellent condition. 17k miles, never down, clean title, no track time, oil changed every 3000mi. Michelin Pilot Powers with 2/3 tread left, fresh brake pads.
Bike includes extras listed below.
- Ohlin’s rear shock with hydraulic preload adjuster. This alone is $1000 + retail.
- F4 full adjustable forks re-valved by James Siddal @ Super Plush suspension. (James is the Honda factory race team suspension guy). Includes stock, and Race tech 8.0 and 10.0 springs
- Arrows carbon slip-ons. Sound cool and save about 15lbs over stock.
- Lower bars
- 520 chain/sprocket conversion w/ RK chain and Sprocket Specialties sprockets w/ stock gearing
- Aftermarket foot pegs and mirrors
- All stock parts removed from the bike and original paperwork included.
This bike is dialed, handles like a dream and will score you some fine trim!
$5,200 / Offer. "
Which bike would y'all choose? Budget is a concern, but if I stretch I can afford either one.
Thanks for your opinions!