The Honda CB919 Hornet ? That is a very old bike today and doesn't compare with the GSXS except both have black tyre's.
I had forgotten how old that series till I had a peek into my picture files of my old rides. Mine was 2005, with those CB919 series bikes being released several years earlier.
Here is my bike. It was the 2005 variant with fork preload adjusters with a 2004 body colour (swapped the clothes with an 2004 stock as the 2005 had pale blue flat paintwork).
That bike proved that flat gray paint makes speed much slower than red, especially red & black. Lesson learnt there.
I ran it for a year, so I can report that from new it was never ever a Fireblade. More like a dull ember nearly extinguished.
Power was very much withheld by Honda and very affected by bolt on emissions. The best engine mod was removing the action of the air box flapper valve. This is real easy, just plug the vacuum hose at the actuator and from 0 to about 3 rd gear acceleration increased by roughly a third. It feels really asthmatic as stock at least in Australian delivery.
The suspension was pretty bad. The rear end would pogo over rises in the road, as there was no rebound control in the cheap OEM shock. The best part of the bike was saying goodbye, I am sorry.
The best part is the side view of the engine casings - the stylist got that right. Also the OEM add on screen was useless too, but looked the part.
My 2005 CB919F below:
Last edited by Slower and Slower; 09-26-2019 at 08:51 PM.