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Old 06-19-2007, 09:07 AM   #1
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Default VFR vs. Busa

after a crash with my '00 VFR, I was left with the choice of repairing it (fairings and dashboard, 2750 euros) and keep it or get a new bike. Wify support on this was strangely strong (she must have seen insurance policies).

How ever, the thing that turns me on is the Viffer or the Busa.
Both are expected to get new models, RSN.

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Old 06-19-2007, 09:11 AM   #2
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The new Busa will be coming out in a couple months. The VFR is being dropped after this year. I'd wait and see what the new Busa brings to the table.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:15 AM   #3
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The new Busa will be coming out in a couple months. The VFR is being dropped after this year. I'd wait and see what the new Busa brings to the table.
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this doesn't helps.
should I keep my 800 Fi as a reminder of how good this bike was or go fro the Busa ....

decisions, decisions....
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:17 AM   #4
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[quote=longride;161249]The VFR is being dropped after this year.QUOTE]

Honda is dropping the VFR? Are they going to stop producing motorcycles in general? Give it another year or three and all you'll have left is 10 different version of the same VTX. They barely update their cruiser line, also. I just find it odd.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:18 AM   #5
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Where does this information that the VFR is being dropped come from? Are they replacing it with something else?
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:22 AM   #6
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should I keep my 800 Fi as a reminder of how good this bike was or go fro the Busa ....

I guess that depends on how much coin you have to throw around. 2700 Euros is about 4 grand US. I'm guessing a new Busa will set you back between 12-13 grand US.

It's always more fun to get a new bike, but I also know VFR owners tend to really like their bikes.

So how many miles do you have on it?
Is it paid off?
What type of insurance coverage do you have?
How much of the damages are they paying...if any?
How will the insurance be affected with a new Busa?
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:30 AM   #7
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How could they drop the VFR? 800cc V4s are the future of motorcycling!
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:31 AM   #8
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The VFR is being dropped after this year.QUOTE]

Honda is dropping the VFR? Are they going to stop producing motorcycles in general? Give it another year or three and all you'll have left is 10 different version of the same VTX. They barely update their cruiser line, also. I just find it odd.
The rumor out on the net is that the VFR is no more after this year. I think it's a good possibility that Honda will drop it and maybe re-design it. I'm not 100% on this, but I think it may be true. It's on the Internet, so it must be true!
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Given the "Special Edition" put out as a last hurrah that they can't seem to sell, this would make sense.
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:08 AM   #10
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How could they drop the VFR? 800cc V4s are the future of motorcycling!
Well, they could maintain the same designation VFR, even if, say, they go with a V5! The VFR was really getting long in the tooth. Think of the original VFs and VFRs leading the pack in technology, speed, etc. I remember the 86 VFR750 having the top speed of all 750s. The current bike, while probably loved my some, has just too far strayed off the path in my opinion. it's time for them too return that bike to "flagship" status. So, maybe something that will run with the Busa and ZX-14 is in the works. Jeeeez, if they built something to replace the Blackbird and VFR800 with that V5, with similar power, weight and purpose as the other two biggins, I think they could clean house.
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