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post #1 of 7 Old 08-22-2018, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Cool New bike for under 5'10" bastards like myself

Hello all, long time no chatter. The 919 has been a garage queen for quite some time and while the tasty mods to the suspension has been great I think it's made the seemingly great road bike into not so great road bike. Whatever that means.

So... now the new search. Criteria for new bike:
- Used in very good to exc condition for ~ $5k plus tabs/plates,etc
- Have at least 120-130hp with a decent torque curve similar to the 919
- Low maintenance (probably get Japanese or one of the solid Euros)
- Be able to stand with both feet flat at 5'8" and upright seat (handlebars)
- Doesn't weigh more than the 919 (should be easy)
- Decent styling, bonus points for classic 919-like style but not necessary
- Have a decent seat but this can be worked around
- Gets decent mileage on the gas with at least a 4.2 gal tank (40+mpg)
- Road warrior, daily AND track worthy.

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-23-2018, 07:00 AM
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Flat footing is a pipe dream. I'm 5'5" and the 919 is one of the lowest seat height bikes. I'm young so it doesn't bother me but I think that older riders might prefer a higher seat height if it means less pain in your knees?

Only things I can think of that come close to your needs are maybe an fz09 or an older tuono. Or a used CB1000R. The 919 kind of holds a class of its own, even compared to modern bikes. Great power, great mpg, 0 maintenence practically and an excellent track bike. And, a low seat height

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The only one that really comes to mind is a Street Triple. Going to be tough to find a nice one for $5K, tho.

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