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Old 01-02-2005, 09:58 AM   #81
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Enjoy it while it lasts. It'll be gone soon. VWW
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Old 01-02-2005, 10:39 AM   #82
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Heck, I think it's great that you are starting to ride in your 40s and DIDN'T get a big forking cruiser.
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Old 01-02-2005, 12:27 PM   #83
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Yes, the white and pearl white VFRs were far and away the best looking of the lot. Although, back in 85 I did have a poster over my bed of the "new" VFR 750 White with red & blue trim, magnesium side covers.... oh I can remember the drool clearly.
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Old 01-02-2005, 12:32 PM   #84
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I second that.



(Although the VFR could be a stretch for a first bike, too. But much better than big cruiser.)
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Old 01-02-2005, 01:35 PM   #85
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The Interceptor (85) is not a bike I would recommend for learning to ride. I rode circles in a church parking lot for two days before my friend (bike owner) let me take it down the street. It maybe that experience that has kept the VFR among my favorite. Every time I see a "new" bike I think, buy a yellow 2000, throw some Ohlins on and go.
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Old 01-02-2005, 02:42 PM   #86
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Yep, the Bandit is another great bang for the buck motorcycle. Look at this one. It belongs to a guy on the www.ducati.ms forum I logon to sometimes. Not exactly the one I'd tour on but it looks like a fun one for the track or some hooligan fun.


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Old 01-02-2005, 03:20 PM   #87
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Holy Cow! Do we need some more catagories for motos? I'm partial to that class called Sportouring, but some is one and some ain't. I bought my old ST-1100 back in '96 because is was s'posed to be one, but in fact, it ain't a whole lot sportier than my Goldwing I bought next, and we all KNOW a Wing ain't a sportourer. Why then could I make a familiar bunch of roads in Colorado about as fast on the wing as on the ST? I also had a big K-bike set up as a tourer. Eh... 'bout the same as the ST. I guess what I would suggest is sport touring - which is any bike that handles well and is pretty fast, but not a race replica. Then it would be Light Tourer - which might include the Concours, the ST, the R/RT, etc, and finally, Heavy Tourer - you know who they are.



Anyhow, I like the head to head tests, though I would appreciate them more if they were more objective than just the opinion of some addle headed motojournalist.
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Old 01-02-2005, 04:23 PM   #88
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I like the head to head tests, though I would appreciate them more if they were more objective than just the opinion of some addle headed motojournalist.



I think what you're looking for is ConsumerReports.org
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Old 01-02-2005, 04:52 PM   #89
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the vfr800 is my ride and nope, not sure what you're talking about. when vtec kicks in around 6.5-7k you feel and hear something... but it kinda gets lost in the kick of the pull.



speaking of which, im personally not a big fan of the vtec pull... i mean its nice at first, but can get kinda annoying over the long term... i like smooth transitions in power.
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Old 01-02-2005, 04:57 PM   #90
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and oh yeah, you guys forgot to mention what a gas guzzler the vfr800 is...



or maybe that's just the way i ride it... lol.



dunno, but when i fill up to the neck of the tank inlet, and i ride until the last bar blinking on a mix of local rural / suburban / urban, i get around 180-200 mi to the tank... bleah... 220-240 mi on the highway.



with a 5.8 gallon tank (supposedly), that's not what i expect from a sports-TOURER



but that's my only complaint about my steer. otherwise its a faithful fun beauty IMHO.

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