2005 Honda 919 Features

9/7/2004 11:23:18 PM

It's motorcycling in its purest form: A big, brawny engine in a pared-down lightweight package, ready for whatever kind of riding you can dream up.

Features & Benefits
New for 2005

  • Exciting new Metallic Black color.
  • New Black colored valve, ignition, and clutch covers.
  • Gold colored front and rear brake calipers.

Unique features

  • Muscular 919cc open-class engine--inspired by the legendary CBR®900RR--pounds out impressive torque and surprising top-end horsepower.
  • A feathery, 427-pound dry weight makes the 919 the lightest bike in its class.
  • The comfortable, upright seating position is ideal for commuting, sport riding and long trips.
  • Honda's latest programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI) and electronic digital ignition maximize power output and offer immediate throttle response.
  • Stylish, dual center-up exhausts exit below the rear cowl.
  • Massive square-tube mono-backbone frame and a large aluminum swingarm combine to provide an ideal balance of rigidity and flexibility for superb road feel.
  • 43mm adjustable cartridge front fork, single-shock rear suspension and lightweight cast aluminum three-spoke wheels contribute to exceptional handling.


  • Compact 919cc DOHC liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine is tuned for low-end and mid-range power for spirited acceleration.
  • One-piece upper crankcase/cylinder assembly, right-side cam-drive design and a narrow, 32 degree included valve angle help make the 919 engine the lightest, most compact powerplant in its class.
  • Sixteen-valve cylinder head with a 10.8:1 compression ratio promotes efficient combustion and high horsepower production.
  • Direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation system is compact, ensures high-rpm durability and allows 16,000-mile valve maintenance intervals.
  • High-pressure programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI) delivers fuel at 50 psi to four injectors, each mounted in a 36mm throttle body. Fuel is delivered through four laser-drilled nozzle holes in each injector, producing a highly atomized air/fuel charge for maximum combustion efficiency and power.
  • Advanced programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI) features a sophisticated throttle sensor and advanced fuel-injection mapping to produce smooth and linear throttle response, responding precisely to fine throttle adjustments.
  • 16-bit electronic control unit (ECU) provides two digital 3-D fuel injection maps for each cylinder and one digital 3-D ignition map for cylinder pairs, creating ideal fuel mixture and spark advance settings for superb rideability.
  • Liquid-cooled oil cooler and a lightweight aluminum radiator keep engine temperatures in check for consistent performance and long engine life.
  • Spring-loaded scissors-type gear on the drive side of the crankshaft and a rubber-mounted, floating clutch-cover help reduce noise.
  • Weight-saving features include a compact, lightweight one-piece alternator.
  • Unique four-into-two-into-one-into-two exhaust design features expanding-diameter tubing leading into the two center-up mufflers, contributing to strong mid-range torque and an exhilarating exhaust note. Stainless steel exhaust header and main pipe are attractive and corrosion-resistant. Polished stainless steel muffler-covers shield passenger's legs from muffler heat.
  • High-capacity, 380-watt AC generator.
  • Maintenance-free automatic cam-chain tensioner.
  • Smooth-shifting six-speed transmission with gear ratios carefully matched to the engine's powerband.
  • Durable #530 O-ring-sealed drive chain.


  • Massive square-tube mono-backbone steel frame utilizes the engine as a stressed frame member. Together with the reinforced steering head, the chassis provides an optimal balance of rigidity and tuned flex for superb handling.
  • A single box-section downtube reaches down to a unique front engine-mount that incorporates a cross-member to link the frame to the engine's solid front mounts.
  • Lightweight aluminum swingarm features a large one-piece cast pivot block and extruded triple-box-section spars.
  • 43mm cartridge front fork with adjustable preload with compression damping and 4.7 inches of travel offers unparalleled rigidity for precise action and excellent handling on a variety of road surfaces.
  • Lightweight aluminum upper triple-clamp adds rigidity for even better steering control.
  • Single-shock rear suspension features a high-quality damper with seven-position-adjustable spring preload, 5.0 inches of plush wheel travel and a remote fluid-reservoir for added suspension control in all riding conditions.
  • Braking system features two huge, 296mm front discs with four-piston calipers and a 240mm rear disc with a single-piston caliper for exceptional stopping power.
  • Aluminum-alloy super-light, hollow three-spoke wheels with 3.5 x 17-inch front and 5.5 x 17-inch rear dimensions.

Additional Features

  • Wide, durable vinyl-covered seat with thick foam padding provides plush comfort for commuting and two-up day trips.
  • A stylish hugger-type rear fender closely follows the curve of the rear tire.
  • Valve, ignition, and clutch covers are black.
  • Gold colored front and rear brake calipers.
  • Instrumentation includes a clock, digital odometer with two tripmeters, black face analog speedometer, tachometer, water temperature with white numerals, indicator lights for neutral, FI (fuel injection), oil pressure, low fuel and high beam.
  • 5-gallon fuel tank is hinged for servicing ease.
  • Aviation-style fuel cap.
  • Engine-mounted manual fuel enricher provides smooth idling speed for cold engine starts.
  • A bank-angle sensor shuts off fuel supply to the PGM-FI system if the motorcycle tips over, but is unaffected by bumps and vibration during normal operation.
  • A large multi-reflector headlight with a twin-filament H4 low/high beam provides superb roadway illumination.
  • Maintenance-free battery is lightweight with sufficient starting capacity for all riding seasons.
  • Rugged plastic chip-guards on top of the fork sliders protect the front suspension from flying debris.
  • Aluminum passenger grabrail.
  • Convenient ignition switch/fork lock for added security.
  • Handlebar switches and controls use internationally approved ISO graphic symbols.
  • Transferable one-year unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
  • Ownership includes one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider's Club of America™ (HRCA®). Benefits include: discounts, travel benefits, roadside assistance, one year complimentary subscription to Honda Red Rider™ magazine, access to HRCA Clubhouse Web site (www.hrca.honda.com), access online to Honda Common Service Manual.

Available accessories

  • Sport Shield.
  • Center Stand (Not available for CA models).