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Old 09-10-2001, 07:05 PM   #11
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Default Re: Images of 2002 VFR

Oops. I meant "Lose" the yellow. . ..
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Old 09-10-2001, 11:47 PM   #12
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Default Re: Images of 2002 Fireblade

Nothing here really excites me. The VFR is probably the biggest news here though. My comments are (on the VFR):

Good: HARD BAGS AVAILABLE!

Good: Nice rear end design with unique exhaust.

Bad: Front end looks like the Helix scooter.

Bad: No significant power increase.

Bad: Weight Increase



I am really waiting to see if Kawasaki is going to bring the ZZ1200 here. Looks like Yamaha is going to screw up by NOT bringing the FJ1300 over. That will help VFR sales. (especially with the new hard bag option). That is the most interesting bike this year that I know of. There is also roumors of a trellis framed standard coming from Kawasaki and Suzuki this year. Is anyboby aware of the validity of these roumors???
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Old 09-11-2001, 08:14 AM   #13
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Default Re: Images of 2002 VFR

I actually like the yellow better than the red.



Red has been overdone IMHO.



Still I'd take a silver over either one of those colors.



I also like the dark green ST1100 replacement.
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Old 09-12-2001, 04:36 AM   #14
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Default Re: Images of 2002 Fireblade

My sentiments exactly, boxjoint. The VFR's development has always been a battle between those who wanted a sporty tourer and those who wanted a comfy sports bike. All I wanted was a bit more power and a bit less weight, the kind of development Honda's continued to do with the Blade over the years. But it seems that Honda listened to all the whiners whinge about how they wanted hard bags and didn't like the sound of the cam-gear drive, wanted higher bars, etc. No doubt ultimately Honda sees more green in the tourer market. So the VFR is on its way to becoming a mini goldwing. But who wants a tourer that puts out so little torque and HP? If I was into that scene, I'd go for the new ST.
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