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Review of the 2004 Honda 919:
Naked Power Head-Turner
Author: Nick Mintier, 2005-12-15|
The fifth bike in my life is probably the most enjoyable.
I bought a Matte Uranium 919 in October of ´04. I was immediatly pleased with the layout of the controls. My feet simply ´found´ the pegs and I was off.|
As I broke the bike in I could tell there was power waiting to be unleashed.
I finally got the miles on it to find out what she could do and I was quite impressed. It´s not a supersport, but it puts out some serious effort. The low-end torque is great and it´ll come up if you want it too. The power continues to climb without effort. I found that wind blast will keep you off the throttle though. I ended up getting a Honda wind screen to solve that. It´s a small sporty screen so it doesn´t detract from the look of the bike. After doing that I now have to watch myself because that soaring speedometer just keeps going.
I´ve noticed a little instability in tight corners, but it´ll hold true. It just feels a little like the front wants to walk out.
The exaust seems to roll up the back of the bike a bit at traffic lights. Probably due to the pipes location. But it´s a small price to pay.
I took it to Bike Week ´05 in Daytona Beach and didn´t see another like it. It is unique, if nothing else.
I´ve had cruisers and supersports, this is the best all-around bike I´ve owned. It´s comfortable, quick and fast. And that green really grows on you.
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