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Old 12-24-2001, 04:40 AM   #61
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Default Re: Why more displacement?

Yes, your view of VTR is right on money. I can still diddle it to some 35mpg (or better) on touring run though. But we are talking VFR here , right?
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Old 12-24-2001, 04:45 AM   #62
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Default Re: Year 2002 VFR Interceptor Dyno Run

Can't complain about 98hp. Ducs race bike (748s) puts out almost 10 less.... hahahahahahaha! This bike might be a wolf in sheeps clothing.
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Old 12-24-2001, 05:02 AM   #63
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Default Re: Year 2002 VFR Interceptor Dyno Run

This is also partly my view. Sport-touring bike (which VFR is claimed to be)is not necessarily full blast sport bike. And yes, cc's give you guts over glory. This is the approach to "sports-touring" machine. Honda missed that. And yes, I love their bigger brotter, the VTR. But we know well it's Achilles's heel... What you (Hamamatsu) guys need to do for next year is to drop your VTECH and take it to 900cc and you have an all time winner! Or even better, fix that falsely promissed tank size on my VTR and plug in fuel injection instead those ever thirsty carbs and there in nothing better since the slice of VTR!
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Old 12-24-2001, 07:39 AM   #64
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Default Re: What a shame....

What 99 anniversary model? all us 99's were plain red...
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Old 12-24-2001, 07:41 AM   #65
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Default It meets 2008 Emissions PEOPLE!

It might have slightly less power, but COME ON! It meets and exceeds 2008 Emission laws in 2002! Honda now has 6 YEARS to tweak power...and by the way is 98 HP not enough for a sport-tourer?



If you ride this bike, pat yourself on the back...you are helping lessen traffic AND emissions...



and all for .5 horsepower less than last year.



By the way, this bike is a head-turner...looks much better in the flesh...it may not be for old geezer tourer bike riders, then again so buy yourself a weezy crusier and stop complaining then.

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Old 12-24-2001, 07:46 AM   #66
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Default Re: Year 2002 VFR Interceptor Dyno Run

Sounds like people need to question the dyno and or dyno operator. Way too much emphasis placed on one run and one dyno to keep me from picking mine up in mid Jan. I never needed to do more than 155 MPH on my 99 VFR, so Im not worried about it on this one. Skills, and the better suspension on this one should keep it on par with most other bikes made. And considering the price compared to the overpriced Italian ugly bikes out there...I'll take the "alien" VFR.
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Old 12-24-2001, 07:57 AM   #67
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Default Re: It meets 2008 Emissions PEOPLE!

Corection...if i read the chart right.... .5 horsepower more....not less...
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Old 12-24-2001, 08:01 AM   #68
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Default Re: Year 2002 VFR Interceptor Dyno Run

800 miles to me isn't enough to be properly broken in. Especially so if the cylinder wall construction hasn't changed since the 99 model I had. I know I'll be breaking mine in gently...especially considering the fact that I have to get over my fears of Alabama rednecks driving four wheeled killing machines.
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Old 12-24-2001, 08:06 AM   #69
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Default Re: Year 2002 VFR Interceptor Dyno Run

You'll think marketing bs when one whips by and spanks your 70 bhp ass
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Old 12-24-2001, 08:14 AM   #70
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Default Re: Year 2002 VFR Interceptor Dyno Run

As of yet the VFR hasn't been designed (openly published) to benifit from ram air industion as in the 600 and 954. Locking the v-tech out while in neutral makes sense but don't know how they could measure the load on the engine to keep it locked out if on a dyno. Stationary on a dyno shouldn't make a differense as the rear wheel is loaded by the dyno roller as it is used to take the measurements. If you can get a test ride consider yourself lucky...in my area cash money or financing is the only way you get to ride one...unless your best freind is a fool and tosses you the keys to his!
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