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« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2011, 06:26:45 PM »


I got mine for less than $15k OTD with the bags.  ...maybe not a screaming deal, but fair.   The bike is awesome; no regrets at all!!!

If you could find one for $12k OTD, that *would* be a screaming deal!!!





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« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2011, 06:59:32 PM »




The bike's so clean on a dirt road!

I saw one at the local Honda dealer and the paint is amazing.  No wonder Honda was bragging about how smooth it is


He just pulled in off the highway 10 feet in the other direction and turned it around Smile


But yeah, that is a superb shot  Thumbsup
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« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2011, 07:27:55 PM »

I signed up to test ride one of these last Saturday.  The ergo was so bad (sport bike like) for my 6'2" frame that I jumped on a GS1200 instead.  The VFR is made for women, children, and tiny men.
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« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2011, 09:03:06 PM »

The ergos are bad only if you don't want to lean over for whatever health related reasons.

I'm fine with that position and prefer it over the sit up and beg for fast riding.
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« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2011, 03:25:39 AM »


The ergos are bad only if you don't want to lean over for whatever health related reasons.

I'm fine with that position and prefer it over the sit up and beg for fast riding.


Yeah, there are plenty of people that can't handle sit up and beg for health reasons as well...

You might recognize the keen photography in this thread...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15293686#post15293686
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« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2011, 11:25:59 AM »

There was a time when the VFR riding position was the standard for that class.  BMW actually used it extensively and the VFR continues to use it.  It's in keeping with the type of riding the bike is meant to be used in.

What's funny is some people think the C14 riding position is also too sporty even though it is already relaxed compared to a VFR800.  

I do think referring to it as a "bad" riding position is a misnomer.  
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« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2011, 11:45:24 AM »


I signed up to test ride one of these last Saturday.  The ergo was so bad (sport bike like) for my 6'2" frame that I jumped on a GS1200 instead.  The VFR is made for women, children, and tiny men.


You ride a Harley and ST.  Your basis of comparisson is skewed a bit.  
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« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2011, 11:58:22 AM »

Honda does clasiffy both the VFR800 and VFR1200F as a Sport Bike.

I haven't checked out a VFR800 in person yet but I really want to see one in person and sit on it.
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« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2011, 02:59:27 PM »

Their riding positions are almost identical.

Trust me when I say, they are nowhere near as sporty ANY sportbike out there.  I think the rise is at least 5"+ compared to those bikes.  Definitely not upright but not anywhere low down either.
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« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2011, 03:57:48 PM »


Their riding positions are almost identical.

Trust me when I say, they are nowhere near as sporty ANY sportbike out there.  I think the rise is at least 5"+ compared to those bikes.  Definitely not upright but not anywhere low down either.


Yup, it's all relative. Before the VFR I had a Yamaha R6. The VFR is luxurious in comparison.
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« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2011, 05:24:15 PM »




You ride a Harley and ST.  Your basis of comparisson is skewed a bit.  


Yes, I do have bikes that I don't have to lean onto my wrists to ride.  But I wasn't comparing them to my current bikes.
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« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2011, 06:43:02 PM »


Their riding positions are almost identical.

Trust me when I say, they are nowhere near as sporty ANY sportbike out there.  I think the rise is at least 5"+ compared to those bikes.  Definitely not upright but not anywhere low down either.



Amen to that, my '06 cbr1000rr was truly uncomfortable on long rides.   VFR 800/1200 is a much better traveling bike.  The new 1200 is really quite a nice bike, fast, shaft drive, wind protection.  
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« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2011, 07:16:42 AM »


I sat on one today.  Not bad.  It was $14.5K.

The $12K one above is used in Texas with only several hundred miles...don't remember exactly.

Any other price reports of $12K VFR1200s or is this an isolated case?
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« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2011, 10:25:35 AM »



Any other price reports of $12K VFR1200s or is this an isolated case?



Since you quoted me, I will respond.  Well, according to Cycle Trader...

Arizona $11,499 new
Texas $11,599 used
California $11,995 new
New York $11,999 new
Arizona $12,399 new
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« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2011, 02:53:39 PM »

wow  EEK!

I wonder if that'll be enuff to offset all the hate dished out so far.

I think a beef wuz that the K1300S had electronic gizmos that the Honda didn't
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« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2011, 04:20:00 PM »


wow  EEK!

I wonder if that'll be enuff to offset all the hate dished out so far.

I think a beef wuz that the K1300S had electronic gizmos that the Honda didn't


$12K gets rid of all the issues I had with the bike!
IMO  it's a screaming deal at that price level.
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« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2011, 04:40:51 PM »




$12K gets rid of all the issues I had with the bike!
IMO  it's a screaming deal at that price level.

How do I know yer not just repeating whut you've read on the Vespa forums?
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« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2011, 06:18:19 PM »



How do I know yer not just repeating whut you've read on the Vespa forums?


The Vespa forums, bless their little hearts, are populated with questions like "is it ok to use my front brake?"



(FYI the answer is yes...  Wink  )

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« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2011, 10:22:51 AM »

I agree - 12k is a strong pricepoint for that bike.  Unfortunately, the momentum that the VFR1200 had is gone due to the initial sticker-shock.  Folks aren't shopping, which is really a shame for the dealers...because that's a heck of a bike for 12k.
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« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2011, 08:28:22 PM »


 They would probably interest even more people if they would bring them over in multiple colors. I really don't understand why they only offer the red option in the US and White and Silver in Europe. Not that that is a major deciding factor for most bike purchases but I have to admit I am not a fan of single color production models.
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