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Old 11-14-2006, 03:38 PM   #31
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Default Re: 2006 Sprint ST vs 2006 Honda VFR. Which One?

Hummm, new VFR next year? Any clue as to the specs? I have owned 2 (a 91 and a 96) and would not touch the V-Tech model, with chain driven cams and hideous styling...the only redeeming factor is the factory bags for the newest VFR. Honda, PLEASE give a VFR1000 that weighs under 500lbs WET, NO V-TECH, and other silly gadgets and no Flash Gordon styling.
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:01 PM   #32
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Default Warning: Recent model Triumph front brakes suck.

Warning: Recent model Triumph front brakes suck. Just read any road test. Nice bikes but loads of mushy brake lever travel and Triumph refuse to admit any problem or provide a fix, despite being inundated with complaints...yes I am a Triumph owner.
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:49 PM   #33
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Default Re: Warning: Recent model Triumph front brakes suck.

I tested one and the brakes were so bad that at any real speed they bordered on dangerous IMO. The dealer agreed and informed me that he has heard this complaint frequently. Definitely try before you buy.
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Old 11-14-2006, 06:14 PM   #34
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Default Re: 2006 Sprint ST vs 2006 Honda VFR. Which One?

There's a comparison article in the November Sport Rider that includes the VFR, Sprint, ST3, and Breva.
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Old 11-14-2006, 06:47 PM   #35
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Default Re: 2006 Sprint ST vs 2006 Honda VFR. Which One?

If Honda does indeed introduce a new VFR next year, I'll be the first to cheer. But considering how incredibly dated their entire line of bikes has become, I won't be holding my breath.
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:25 AM   #36
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Default Re: 2006 Sprint ST vs 2006 Honda VFR. Which One?

I'd go for VFR800i non-V-tec, older model.

Or even older VFR750 rc36-2. Purely for handling, engine and incredible reliability.

I like new Sprint ST a lot, but perspective to have break down on Triumph anywhere in long journeys in Europe except UK scares me and handling of both VFR V-TEC and ST is a bit slow to my liking. IMHO VFR800i and specially RC36 quicker in twisties and just a comfortable as new models.

And obviously rc36-2 is bulletproof bike and can look very pretty with few accessoires and good paintjob.

But if ST would wear Honda badge, so that I will not worry about all these matters (especially breakdown/repair/spares/service) I'd go for ST.
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Old 11-15-2006, 05:23 AM   #37
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Default Re: 2006 Sprint ST vs 2006 Honda VFR. Which One?

Thanks for a great question and responses. I am between bikes and have seriously considered both of these motorcycles when I finish my hot rod. I am leaning towards the VFR, but then a Triumph is just so cool. Having never ridden either, that is obviously the most important part of the decision. I'll probably buy used, as the car project is sucking me dry like some sort of a four wheel vampire. I am not sure how I'll talk myself into getting rides on these motorcycles...
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:45 AM   #38
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Default Re: 2006 Sprint ST vs 2006 Honda VFR. Which One?

Hot Rod?? What are you building? I've been interested in putting together one of those generic kit cars, either a coupe or convertible '32 Ford roadster. But, I also really like the replica Cobras. I've also seen these cars sell used for something like $25k to $40K and up. From my bike restoration experience I would think buying someone else's car to start would be better. Any tips?
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:06 AM   #39
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Come n listen to a story from a man named Jed...
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:38 PM   #40
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Bigger engine, and bring back the cam gear whine!
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