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Old 10-26-2009, 06:17 PM   #1
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:48 PM   #2
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Default I have to try one

I still have some mental block when it comes to specifications. A good sports car should weigh less than 3000 lbs. and a proper motorcycle should weigh in at 500 lbs or less. Does this bike feel heavy at 600 lbs? I'm sure it is all academic. Or maybe not. The fit and finish look good but until I can see one....... A person really needs 4 bikes and probably the same amount of cars. As usual a great write up. It's hard to come full circle on these things.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:52 PM   #3
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I think I like it...

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Old 10-26-2009, 08:20 PM   #4
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It sounds like a better VFR. I guess that is the point. Interesting trans tech too.

20 grand though. Tough sell when the average American is flat broke. Honda needed this bike 3 years ago.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:28 PM   #5
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Six hundred pounds eh? I remember when people made fun of Sportsters for weighing 475 lbs.

A fat bike with lots of fat technology. Thanks for the fatso, fatso.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:59 PM   #6
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Alrighty, then. A bit porky, lots o' dough, but looks pretty decent, especially with the panniers in place. It looks to have a similar riders triangle to a Triumph Sprint ST, years '05-'06, the ones with the lower bars.

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Old 10-26-2009, 10:57 PM   #7
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Six hundred pounds eh? I remember when people made fun of Sportsters for weighing 475 lbs.

A fat bike with lots of fat technology. Thanks for the fatso, fatso.
According to H-D, the Sportster 1200C weighs in at, wait for it...

589 lbs, the exact same as the VFR and its double the horsepower.

Now, let's get back to that important stuff about how good the article is.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:03 PM   #8
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20 grand though. Tough sell when the average American is flat broke. Honda needed this bike 3 years ago.
Yep, I'm sure Honda wishes they had this bike 3 years ago... But, if you've got the coin, it's a very appealing bike. I can't wait to compare it to the BMW K1300S, it's only real direct competitor.

One thing I wish I included in my article: Honda envisions a sport rider needing to travel 50-100 miles in order to get to the best roads, and the VFR provides that capability. If the VFR performs at Sugo as well as it did, it will be plenty good on Hwy 58 in central California and Hwy 12 thru Bryce Canyon, etc, etc.
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:23 AM   #9
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I like it. I predicted that one day the VFR would be a V4.

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Old 10-27-2009, 04:51 AM   #10
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Seems like a nice enough bike, but $15K to start and $20K for the full version is going to put a large crimp in the sales of this bike. It seems too expensive for what it is, and most people are either the full tourer or sportbike types I think. Personally, at the price they want for this bike fully loaded, I'd rather have a GoldWing.
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