9. Honda VFR1000RR


Maybe it’s time to just give up on the V-Four supersporty bike a lot of us have been waiting for ever since Honda built its first four-stroke MotoGP bike in 2001, the RC211V. At first we didn’t ask for much, only that it be packing a V-Four with gear-driven cams for that nice whirrr. But now that Honda’s made us wait this long and bait-and-switched us with VFR1200s and $186,000 RC213V-Ss, we demand more: I want my VFR1000RR to come standard with electronic suspension, cruise control, heated grips, BMW S1000RR horsepower and the NC700X’s storage compartment dammit. This needs to happen with Nick Hayden entering World Superbike next season.