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Well, finally got somewhat decent out here in minnesota. Went to the dealership, took the Honda 919 out for a test drive, gave them cash, and walked out the door. It's definitely a fun ride. I hit 130 like nothing when I merged into the highway. I thought my fingers were gonna fall off though even with my leather gloves on. I think it's about 35F outside right now. It's sucks because it's supposed to rain and snow all week now. I just wanna go riding all day dammit! Just ordered a fender eliminator and a clear tail light with integrated turn signals. It should be here before the weekend so that will at least give me some time with the bike. I'll get some pictures up once it's nice out and my helmet comes in.
 
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Yea, it's a great feeling. The only thing I don't like is it just doesn't have anywhere near the punch that speedy has when you're in 6th gear at 60mph. There's still no need to downshit, but it's not exactly a rocket when I roll on the gas.
 
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Nice one matey! :drink: Whatever you do don't check the classifieds coz its sods law a speedy will appear. :shocker:
 

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Good for you. I was this close to buying a 919 but got the S3 instead. It's a great bike...enjoy yourself.
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Good deal! :drink: Those look cool in black.

Since the weather's supposed to be crappy all week, hopefully we'll get a good hard rain at the end of it to wash all the salt off the roads....again.
 

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I think the 919 is my favorite Japanese naked. Honda is the only one that comes close to getting it. I wish it had a stubbier rear section--something the S3, Buell, and SuperDuke got right. The Kawi Z1000 is still trying too look sleek, rather than brute, the same with the Yamaha FZ1. The Suzuki SV's aren't too bad, but very very common (at least around here.)

If course I haven't ridden on any so I can't speak to performance, but the 919 looks nice, especially in that metallic red.

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First congrats on the buy.... Honda is.... umn..... reliable??? ;D

kidding, I took looked at the 919 but couldnt turn down the Special edition..



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Congrats! I bet that bike gets cleaned 5 times this week!
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or more... ;D
 

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Congrats mate,treat it like a new women,ride it hard and often.
cheers :beer: :drink:
 

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glad to hear ya got sumt'n mnrider. Those are nice bikes, I've never had the chance to ride one, well I guess I kind of have, supposedly has the same engine the old 900rr had. I had a few of those. ;D
 

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Good one mate!! I know how you feel with the weather, it's fuggin' terrible here on the east coast too. Supposed to improve by the weekend though. Glad you got your wheels!!
 

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I looked at a few 919's, popped some poser wheelies on my buddy's '05. I looked at them real hard, as well. Nice naked bikes, for sure - just do something about those pipes SOON!

Congrats!
 
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I'm getting the titanium Sato pipes with a PCIII. Gotta wait a month though and save up some money since that's gonna cost me a grand:( It will sound mean as hell though once they're on :twofinger:
 

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Congrats on the new bike!! Hey, just put on you're Hoth suit, throw some chains on the tires and take that puppy for a spin if you're expecting snow. ;D
 
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