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He's biased (well, we all are). But he's not wrong.

I'm handing over the keys to my 919 today, so I took it out for one last ride. I teared up a bit after I wrapped up the ride.
 

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He's biased (well, we all are). But he's not wrong.

I'm handing over the keys to my 919 today, so I took it out for one last ride. I teared up a bit after I wrapped up the ride.
He had an interesting take on the torque curve. He said you have to wind it out to get the power... I've never heard that about the 919. Also, called it heavy, not the kind of thing I've heard about the 919... it's actually pretty light compared to many others, or at least that's what I've heard.
 

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It's not a porker, but the weight it does have is carried pretty high up which might make it feel heavier than it is. At least that's how I've always felt about it.

Power-wise, you're right it's got a nice spread of power and you don't necessarily have to wind out the engine to access it, but dynos do show HP climbing all the way to fuel cut. Maybe his definition of a "powerful" bike is skewed.
 
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