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Old 04-12-2007, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default Re: VFR or ZX-14?

Between these two options, the ZX-14 sure sounds like the more interesting choice.



Keep the sv unless there's something wrong with it, the trade-in value of a 6 year old sv isn't worth giving it up in my opinion. The 07 VFR has gotten mixed reviews.
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:04 AM   #2
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Default Re: VFR or ZX-14?

Go for the 14! The excessive amount of torque will spoil you rotter. Too many people talk about the bad on / off transition of the valvetrain of the VFR and passengers speak badly about the rear plank. There is a lot of room to grow with that 14 - or if you think it's too much - wait for the 1400 Concours!
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:24 AM   #3
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The Triumph Sprint ST is the bike you're looking for.
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:27 AM   #4
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Default Re: VFR or ZX-14?

Dang right. Same price as a VFR. Why pay the Honda Tax?
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:27 AM   #5
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Get the ZX14 and never look back. Had a souped up '06. Great bike! The VFR is a great bike, but it's gone too far in the wrong direction. The 14 handles nicely, except in the really tight stuff, and everything else is golden: power, comfort, power, handling, power, brakes, power, stability, and power.
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:33 AM   #6
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Default Re: VFR or ZX-14?

Aren't they down on power?
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:33 AM   #7
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VFR is a great choice. However, the Tiumph St has more power, better handling and w/ abs has better breaking. The ZX is a fine ride but you might as well wait for a few months and wait for the Concous 14 to arrive. That way you won't have to pay sportbike rates for the ZX. Just a thought...
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:42 AM   #8
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Default Re: VFR or ZX-14?

You Betcha', show some class and get a Sprint. The VFR is not the same bike as your '94 (or my old '97). Of the two you chose I'd get the ZX-14, my own personal choice beside the Sprint would be the new ZX-14 based Concours. From what I saw of it at the IMS in Seattle it's looking to be a real Dandy.



Another option along the line's you seem to be after and what I would buy after looking at everything else is the new ABS equipped 1250 Bandit. That's getting some very good reviews in the British press and are starting to show up here. My '02 is my second Bandit and for my money you can't beat them for an all-round bike, the 1250 is supposed to be an incremental improvment in all areas of torque, power and handling.



That's what I'd buy.
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:44 AM   #9
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Commuting on a ZX-14 would, to me, be like owning an f-18 without a runway. Get which ever one makes your heart flutter. That freakish VFR motor would keep me off of it though. I'd buy a used, non-vtech motored one.
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:58 AM   #10
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ZX-14. It would make a fine commuter. Slice and dice the traffic. Forget the VFR.
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