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Old 11-14-2006, 08:00 AM   #11
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Default Re: 2006 Sprint ST vs 2006 Honda VFR. Which One?

It will be dubbed a "sled" next year because it will be .02 of a second slower in the 1/4 than xyz bike.
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:18 AM   #12
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Default Re: 2006 Sprint ST vs 2006 Honda VFR. Which One?

you're question is a good one, but its not the brakes, its being on the brakes. The bike gets all loose under hard braking, and I don't know why. Here's how I would describe it, If I get too excited to over take and try to pass somebody on the brakes in a corner i feel good about, say T4 in Spokane, and I realize too late that while the person is now behind me for the most part, I suddenly have a new set of problems.. how to get it hauled in before throwing it in. So I get really hard on the brakes and the bike moves around a lot. I see the pros do it and I know it doesn't bother them, but i don't love it. The vfr was like that everywhere at relatively slow speeds. i had my suspension guy mess with it and it got better but still... sheesh. it was just way too lively for my tastes. on the vtec, if you read motorcycle consumenr news from last month you will see that on the dyno they use the 05 and 06 had the vtec cut in at exactly the same rpm. weird.
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:46 AM   #13
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Default Re: 2006 Sprint ST vs 2006 Honda VFR. Which One?

I'm on my third Sprint. Not sure if you're looking new or not. I have an 05 1050 ST. I've put about 4k miles on it, and no problems so far. It was a dealer demo previous to my purchase, to it has another 3.5k miles worth of demo rides on it.



As far as heat goes, it really isn't that bad. I get the impression that it varies from bike to bike, but mine is certainly liveable. Annoying, but not unbearable.



The first gen bags were pretty poor. Mine were replaced for free with the second gen, which seem to be a big step up in quality.



I'm not blown away with the seat on long rides, but I use mine mostly for commuting. It has plenty of power and handles more than adequately for my skill level. I guess looks are subjective, but I've gotten more than a few compliments while stopped in traffic or parked somewhere.



Never ridden a VFR, but the Sprint has been a really great bike for me. If you are looking to buy older, I've owned 2 Sprint RSs, both of which were a blast as well.
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:47 AM   #14
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Default Re: 2006 Sprint ST vs 2006 Honda VFR. Which One?

I just bought an '06 Sprint, the new bags are very nice and waterproof(and Triumph gave them for no cost). I live in Texas and heat management seems fine. Just went on a five day tour of the hill country with two FJR1300 Yamahas and I was able to keep up,I think the VFR would have to work a little harder with the 800cc mill .If your set on the Honda I would wait for the new model, otherwise the Triumph is the way to go.
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:56 AM   #15
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Default Re: 2006 Sprint ST vs 2006 Honda VFR. Which One?

If I had to purchase one, it would be the Honda. But, that would be only if I HAD to...
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:17 AM   #16
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Default Re: 2006 Sprint ST vs 2006 Honda VFR. Which One?

My favorite is when a bike that's not even available to the general public yet wins some award.
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:18 AM   #17
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Default Re: 2006 Sprint ST vs 2006 Honda VFR. Which One?

I gotta say, "Sprint!"



Although I prefer the older ('02 through '04) model.
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:01 AM   #18
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:23 AM   #19
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...the VFR wins this battle hands down. Check any magazine article over the last say, 20 years!!! Geez.

Check out VFRDiscussion to test the water before buying.



BTW- I've owned Triumphs (see the login name) and Hondas (including a 2002 VFR)
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:36 AM   #20
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Default Re: 2006 Sprint ST vs 2006 Honda VFR. Which One?

Hmm...I think you meant engineering "faux paw". Or maybe "fois pas". Possibly "fupa"? (ok...faux pas... )
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