Thread: honda 919
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:30 PM   #234
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: Failville, CO
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Originally Posted by kingrex View Post
I'm not a highway man. Neck is too bad a shape to ride a naked bike on the slab. I ride primarily backroads @ 50-60 mph and easily get 50 mpg. Of course I'm cruising at less than 3,500 rpms. That helps. I'm still amazed that these bikes get scooter mileage. My zrx1200r gets right at 50 mpg with similar riding. My bmw r1200r averages 54 mpg. Who the heck would want to ride a scooter anyway? Jut say'n.
That's what I thought until I put a National Cycle screen on it. The bike went from impossible on the highway to totally rideable.

As for putting a screen on a naked bike, that's my choice and would argue till I'm blue in the face about why I got a naked in the first place, because the 919 isn't just a 900RR with the plastic ripped off, it has all the right changes in all the right places.

Stock, it's good at everything, best at nothing.

Properly modified, it's best at everything!
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