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post #2 of 11 Old 06-18-2019, 05:36 PM
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I wonder if they'll have a "big brother" version like the 599/919. Overall, a nice looking bike. I wonder why it's that heavy, given that it's a 650. Isn't that more weight that our 919's?

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I wonder if they'll have a "big brother" version like the 599/919. Overall, a nice looking bike. I wonder why it's that heavy, given that it's a 650. Isn't that more weight that our 919's?
No, it's lighter by a nominal 25#.
The 919 Service Manual states 481# curb weight for 49 state bikes.

By the way, I think they may have the numbers reversed in the article re the Rake.
There is no way anyone would build such a bike with 32 degrees.

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I wonder if they'll have a "big brother" version like the 599/919
That would be how they see this one here, I would think...

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Made in Thailand. Wonder if that will turn some people off.
Any other Jap bike manufacturers sourcing offshore?

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Why the push for the "Cell Phone" look for instrumentation? One of the reasons I love the 919 is that it has real instruments for speed and RPM. I suspect the "Cell Phone" is cheaper but do we have to do everything because it's cheap? I think I'll keep my 919.

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Why the push for the "Cell Phone" look for instrumentation? One of the reasons I love the 919 is that it has real instruments for speed and RPM. I suspect the "Cell Phone" is cheaper but do we have to do everything because it's cheap? I think I'll keep my 919.
And that is exactly why I'm liking the instrument panel on the new Z900RS.
I think it a good compromise between older analogue styling and newer digital tech.
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Looks slick except for the tail and gauge cluster.

Thanks, but I'll keep my "niners."



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