No 2008 919
Did you see the announcement by Honda that there was no 919 for 2008? I did not see a thread on this but I might have missed it.
I saw this on the motorcycle.com article about the new CBR1000RR
919 and CBR600F4i Off The List For 2008
Motorcycle.com learned what may be seen by some as unfortunate news about a staple of the Honda streetbike line. Honda Motorcycle Division Press Manager Jon Row told us that the CBR600F4i isn't in production for 2008. He was quick to point out that the bike isn't necessarily "dropped" from the line-up, explaining that if Honda "has have an overstock of a certain model" they'll simply hold back production rather than spend resources creating "BNG" (bold new graphics) for what is essentially an unchanged model.
But don't hold your breath for a valiant return two years down the road. Asking Row what constitutes a bike truly being dropped from the line-up he said, "Typically, if a bike doesn't reappear after two years it probably won't come back."
That's rather unfortunate for such an excellent and highly refined bike that often garnered year-end awards and rave reviews when it debuted. In a similar vein, the competent but uninspiring 919 is suffering the same fate as the F4i.