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Old 06-08-2010, 04:22 AM   #11
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There are a lot of other bikes in this price range I would shop for way before this new VFeR. I guess Honda is hopeing I won't buy one of those before I get to a Honda shop.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:05 AM   #12
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Biggest beef with the new VFR is that it's face looks like that of a Cylon Centurion from Battlestar Galatica.
In person it's uglier than a V-Strom and looks like a snap together Revell model. No way would a bike as ugly and bland find its way into my garage.

This bike will fail in the face of stiff competition. Even the standard shifting VFR will gather dust in the showroom. The Concours and BMW R1300 look a lot better and are less expensive. BMW even has a load of problematic sensors guaranteeing large maintenance costs if that's what people want. Few motorcyclists will be tempted to become mere extensions of Honda's ego. Truly the company is run by corporate drones considering its lackluster lineup. Not to mention the over-pricing.

"a 613-lb touring-capable sportbike"

613 lb sportbike? LOL! Oxymoron city. It's another honking porker.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:24 AM   #13
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You know this was the first bike I ever owned in 1986. It's won roadracing championships in the hands of riders like Bubba Shobert,
it's a shame to see what it's been turned into
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:27 AM   #14
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In person it's uglier than a V-Strom and looks like a snap together Revell model. No way would a bike as ugly and bland find its way into my garage.

This bike will fail in the face of stiff competition. Even the standard shifting VFR will gather dust in the showroom. The Concours and BMW R1300 look a lot better and are less expensive. BMW even has a load of problematic sensors guaranteeing large maintenance costs if that's what people want. Few motorcyclists will be tempted to become mere extensions of Honda's ego. Truly the company is run by corporate drones considering its lackluster lineup. Not to mention the over-pricing.

"a 613-lb touring-capable sportbike"

613 lb sportbike? LOL! Oxymoron city. It's another honking porker.
Maybe it the extra clutch pack? Hehehe
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:03 AM   #15
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I have lusted for a new VFR with the performance specifications this new bike offers. The new DCT technology sounds interesting but I like my motorcycles and sports cars to have a manual transmission.
+1. I like the new VFR, it's a quality bike and it has many features I find desireable, especially the shaft drive. But I love my clutch and gearshift, cars and bikes!
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I remember a customer of mine found about six 08's for around 5500.00 out the door. Will this model suffer the same fate. In this economic climate it's going to be an uphill battle.
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I'm trying to remember a time when there were so many high-end bikes on the market. Seems like $20k bikes are everywhere now.
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:09 AM   #18
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In person it's uglier than a V-Strom and looks like a snap together Revell model. No way would a bike as ugly and bland find its way into my garage.

This bike will fail in the face of stiff competition. Even the standard shifting VFR will gather dust in the showroom. The Concours and BMW R1300 look a lot better and are less expensive. BMW even has a load of problematic sensors guaranteeing large maintenance costs if that's what people want. Few motorcyclists will be tempted to become mere extensions of Honda's ego. Truly the company is run by corporate drones considering its lackluster lineup. Not to mention the over-pricing.

"a 613-lb touring-capable sportbike"

613 lb sportbike? LOL! Oxymoron city. It's another honking porker.
Concours 14 (w/ABS) curb weight: 679 lbs.
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:01 PM   #19
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Ever see the movie "Mask" where Jim Cary's eye's pop out when he see's Cameron Diaz"?....That's what mine did when I read the price. $22,000.00 for a Honda? amazing.

In all honesty I can see it in a Goldwing., in fact I think this DCT would go over well in a Winger and high end full boat tourers passed the $20k barrier years ago, however that don't include the VFR.

I agree with Moke. My '97 gear driven cam VFR750 was indeed a fun bike when it wasn't cooking it's electrics and one of the coolest sounding ones I've owned, to see it turn into this pig must really be a low point. Poor Joey Dunlop must be spinning in his grave about now.

IMO the only competition the K1300GT has remains the Connie 1400, I don't worry as much about a bikes weight as some others do, my own weight pretty much negates any performance advantage between them. I think the bottom line is Honda has created an evolutionary dead-end with this bike, it's neither fish nor fowl and will have very limited real world appeal despite the gee-whizz factor.
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:08 PM   #20
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It just reminds me of an uglier version of my K12RS. Japanese have been cloning Harley, guess its time to clone BMW. Personally for the same money, I'd rather buy the original.
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