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speedisgood 11-17-2012 04:05 PM

honda 919
I just bought a used Honda 919, and it is a blast to ride. I live in the city, and the power at low rpm is wonderful -- you can dart where you need to be at any point in the rpm range. The bike handles quite well too -- though this may be the result of the rear OLINS suspension which has been installed. I am really looking forward to next summer:D

mrbreeze 11-17-2012 04:10 PM

I love those bikes! pics please!

de Vaca 11-17-2012 08:02 PM

I sure like mine. Plenty of power, good handling; upright riding position.

kraven 11-18-2012 08:17 AM

yeah, I love these bikes too.
You're now privy to one of the secrets of the early/mid 2k's market. The bike is magnificently flexible and brimming with real world useful attributes.


mitchxout 11-18-2012 08:50 AM

I don't know why everyone is going all gaga over the new CB1100. I'd just get a 919 and be done with it.

dogjaw 11-18-2012 02:00 PM

I miss mine badly...

enginerd81 11-18-2012 02:17 PM

Bestest engine ever made. Makes plenty of power up top and I can shift it at the RPM's I shift my car at.

Had mine for 3 years now:

speedisgood 11-18-2012 02:44 PM


Here is a photo. The bike is a 2002 and has 3000 miles on it.

speedisgood 11-18-2012 07:16 PM

As mentioned above, the 919 is extremely versatile: you can make power practically anywhere in the rpm range, it likes the city and the twisties but can be used capably in anything other than off road conditions. Also, as mentioned above, it makes more sense to me than the 2013 cb1100. While its styling is less purist, and is more of a nod to the past, its performance clearly exceeds the 1100. New 919's are still for sale, and they are selling for very little money. The best deals seem to be on the slighly used ones (ie. 2000 to 5000 miles) though.

Shadow 9er 11-18-2012 11:38 PM

I've currently got around 45k on my 919, which I bought used in 2009, with 8k on the clock... I've crashed (totalled) it and rebuilt it, I've ridden it to each coast and back, and have some great memories. I believe I'll have this bike forever, since I won't ever be able to get my money out of it, due to depreciation the past couple years. I'm also pretty sure this bike will be a cult classic in another 10 years or so...maybe it will begin to appreciate in value one day.

speedisgood 11-19-2012 05:45 AM

Shadow9er, I have heard that these bikes last a really long time. I saw one up for sale recently with 80k miles, and still going strong. At 45K you should have a long time to go yet. I do like the deep green color. You definately have some money invested....

kraven 11-19-2012 06:14 AM


Originally Posted by mitchxout (Post 20069981)
I don't know why everyone is going all gaga over the new CB1100. I'd just get a 919 and be done with it.

Both bikes are good machines.
They both have specific target markets.

:) The 919 is a great machine that makes a lot of people happy. The happy table is big and has room for a lot of bikes and riders. :freaky

Mazaev 11-19-2012 06:22 AM

Why is almost every one of these that's on the market a 2002?

speedisgood 11-19-2012 02:53 PM

There are lots of 2006's and 2007's as well. Check craigslist in 5 or 6 major cities -- you will surely find one.

Jnich77 11-19-2012 04:31 PM

I put many miles on mine a year. I need to get some new pics though, played with it a bit since these were taken.

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