Rode a S3 Today...
I know the 919 is a naked bike like the S3... man it is completely different.
Here's what I noticed. Right off the bat I felt like I was perched really high on the bike. The seat was nice and comfortable while riding, but felt really wide once I had to put the feet down, not so comfy. It felt a lot lighter than the 919 and it felt like it was more flickable. I know the 919 weights more, but it really felt like a huge difference. Maybe because your body weight is higher on it.
That thing has some scary torque/power. I was little timid riding cause I hadn't been on it before. Bike was stock except for a devil carbon exhaust. Man I want an S3 now. That exhaust sounds sweet. I still think the 9er is more comfortable of a ride though. I'd swap the bars and grips and that would be it on the S3.
One thing I really liked was the feel of the brakes. My 919 front brake feels spongy compared to the S3. Maybe it's because of the SS lines on the S3.
Anyone else think the 9ers brakes are spongy?