Holy Crap, Barton664, can you leave your avatar the same for ONE day?
(Juss messin' witcha again. I do the same.)
I found that my 919 comes off the ground easily enough with a simple crack of the throttle in 1st. Found this out a few times by accident. When I go to pass a slow driver pulling away from a light, I never expected my bike to wheelie just by gassing it. But it does! Now I'm a little more tender when I caress the throttle. And since I got my new map done by DynoJet, this baby comes up in 2nd now without warning! Scarey, man, scarey! I'm not into deliberate wheelies. Too scared. And since I'm not to that age or physical state that I wear Depends, I think I'll try to keep the front tire on the ground.
Sure, a 919 is a naked street bike, and one you might not expect to wheelie, but after you read the magazine reviews or the Honda ads, you'll quickly see WHY it wheelies so easy:
"Lightest bike in its class"
"Lightest engine in its class"
"428 pounds dry weight"
And since I only weigh about 160 or so (about 50 pounds less than barton664
) my bike is still scarey. It didn't take long to realize I need to lean forward if I'm gonna pass anyone in town or get on it!