How does riding it compare with other nakeds or standards you've ridden, and perhaps sportbikes you've ridden?I have a 599, and the 919 is just a bit bigger and with more torque. What do you want to know about it?
Thanks. As far as the 04 goes, I'd have a hard time going over $3,500 anyway as the owner states the bike fell over and there's some scratches on the frame and muffler, with the engine cover and gas tank being repainted already.I don't know where you are but that's on the high end of the scale. I think they're excellent bikes but they were not as big a seller as the 599 and don't appear to have the cult following of the FZ1-Bandit-ZRX-Monster-S3 crowd.
It's a bike that does everything well but with a smaller engine and the above mentioned non-adjustable suspension and flat black paint it just doesn't sell that well. I wouldn't go higher than $3500 for it and try for around $3300.
They're certainly not very popular, I looked at a spanking-new 06 today, and the dealer wa still trying to sell it for invoice ($7,200). Still, I think its the bike I want, I just need to find a good one. The don't seem to sell well new, but they're not easy to find used either. I guess thats just the thing about naked - there's not many of them in general.Cool. I've seen very few 19s and most have been gloss black or deep red.