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Old 07-04-2007, 09:06 AM   #1
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Opinions on Honda 919 Super Hawk?

I have become very interested in the Super Hawk and I'm really considering buying a 2007, and would like to get opinions from those who have experience with it. I am a pretty hard core Honda guy so there is probably no point in trying talk me into another label.

I like sport bikes but I like to ride long distances and just can't get confortable enough on one for long distance, and I also love speed and handling ability.

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neat bike, never heard it called a superhawk before. also look into the aprilia tuono.
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The 919 is a great bike, as is the Super Hawk, but unless Honda changed the 919's name, they're 2 different bikes.
The 919 is a fuel injected inline 4 derived from the CBR900rr, the Superhawk is a carbuerated v-twin.
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The 919 is a great bike, as is the Super Hawk, but unless Honda changed the 919's name, they're 2 different bikes.
The 919 is a fuel injected inline 4 derived from the CBR900rr, the Superhawk is a carbuerated v-twin.

919 NAKED?
Superhawk just has the nose fairing and fairing over the side mounted radiators? like a detuned RC51 kinda?
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I knew a guy that had a superhawk and loved it, tons o' torque.

And If I have the two bikes differentiated in my head correctly, the 919 has gotten lots of good reviews as being a great all around bike.

PLus you dont see very many of them on the roads (compared to all the SS bikes out there)
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Okay I probably stand to be corrected here. Ya'll straighten me out, educate me because I really like this bike.

So this is not the same as the superhawk?
http://powersports.honda.com/motorcy...odelId=CB900F7
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nope.

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http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photo...-Superhawk.jpg
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Okay I probably stand to be corrected here. Ya'll straighten me out, educate me because I really like this bike.

So this is not the same as the superhawk?
http://powersports.honda.com/motorcy...odelId=CB900F7
Yeah they are right...that is just the 919 an inline four...super hawk is just like the RC51 with the big V-twin...dont like the looks of the super hawk but I am willing to but its fun as to ride...my 2 cents
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Yep, nope not that one. I'm looking for the inline 4.
Anyone familiar with accessories (aftermarket) availability an the 919? Windsreens ect.
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i hitnk the 919 is called the hornet, and there's huge forum out there.
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Come on, more info on the 919 then! Speed, handling, accessories, ect?
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http://www.bikersoracle.com/hornet/forum/index.php

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Come on, more info on the 919 then! Speed, handling, accessories, ect?
First its a honda so it's most likely going to be well built.

Speed: It's not a supersport like the CBR. It does not have a fairing so over 85 YOU will become the limiting factor to speed due to the wind. It's a 919 cc motor, it's going to have some grunt regardless.

Handleing: It's probably equiped with basic suspension. You'll be able to set it up for decent steet riding but you'll quickly find faults at a track.

Accessories: I have no idea.

What are you loking for? If you want something that is comforatable, cheaper to insure, and more reserve, then this may be the bike for you. If you want to go to the twisties and tear it up then you may want to look elsewhere Can it be modded and made into a sleeper? Maybe. How much do you want to spend? How much naked bike research did you do? What is it about this bike you like? Maybe we can suggest some alternatives.
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The bike handles well enough for day to day commuting / sport touring.

When the stock stuff wears out, Race Tech the forks with springs for your weight and revalve. It will noticeably improve the front end. In the back, add an Ohlins.

Power is good but can benefit from a good exhaust / air filter / PCIII combo.
I also typically recommend going -1 on the c/s sprocket.

Brakes are o.k. but nothing a set of steel lines and some different pads won't cure.

I've fitted some small fly screens for people wanting a bit more wind protection, either Givi or Puig makes some nice ones.

The engine is pretty much bullet proof as is the chassis, typical Honda quality.
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Yes get it! Saw one out on 149 and Montgomery. Guy had I think D&D pipes on it and it sounded meaner than a Harley. I fell in love right there!
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very fun bike indeed for city and light touring. I rode one for a few days when my buddy went out of town and alomost bought one b/c of it. Like Patrick mentioned the suspension needs to be upgraded and I would say to do this before wearing out the stock. Go pick up an 05 and put the new suspension on there and have a blast.
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very fun bike indeed for city and light touring. I rode one for a few days when my buddy went out of town and alomost bought one b/c of it. Like Patrick mentioned the suspension needs to be upgraded and I would say to do this before wearing out the stock. Go pick up an 05 and put the new suspension on there and have a blast.
Why do you say to go for an 05?
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Me, for what you want, I'd get a 1250 Bandit.

But I am kind of jaded...
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Why do you say to go for an 05?
so you can save $$$ and get the suspension and gearing goodies
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