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« Reply #40 on: February 03, 2015, 04:01:09 pm »


Lol... any other Honda you might be right.  VFR1200 - my first and only Honda - is a rare exception... brilliantly engineered, piss poor marketed.  Most folks won't touch it with a 11ft pole... perfect for me.  Lol



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« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2015, 12:29:31 pm »


 Do kind of miss my Triumph, still pissed I took a bath on it.

I had two 955i Sprints and a 1050 Tiger.  Great bikes but never really appreciated.  Yep, I always heard VFR this and VFR that and the magazines said Sprints didn't handle.  I had no problem putting one in rear view on a twisty road. I remember a time when VFR's were motorcycle of the year for multiple years and a guy on the test team at Motorcyclist said, "the Sprint rated last in the test, but I wonder why all the guys fought to ride it to and from the test."  Still don't know why they didn't put USD forks on a 1050 Sprint.
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« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2015, 12:35:56 pm »

The 955 I had needed suspension work to be truly great bike. I kick myself for not doing that. It fit me so well. The 99 VFR I rode did not fit me at all. I have done long days on the Triumph, it loved sweepers and the engine was divine. I see them on Craigslist now and then for really low prices and am very tempted. Of all my past bikes, I miss the Sprint the most.
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« Reply #43 on: February 04, 2015, 01:20:42 pm »

The VFR1200 is a completely different animal compared to the VFR800's, new and old.

It was only the one time I took the Sprint on the track that I rode it beyond it's suspension capabilities (or right up to the limits), but I agree it would have benefited from some better forks. Shock too. Still need to make better friends with the new to me VFR1200, but I can tell you form the ~100 miles I've ridden it, the big V4, while not as linear in the power delivery, is as enjoyable a motor as the 1050 triple.

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« Reply #44 on: February 04, 2015, 04:31:58 pm »


The 955 I had needed suspension work to be truly great bike. I kick myself for not doing that. It fit me so well. The 99 VFR I rode did not fit me at all. I have done long days on the Triumph, it loved sweepers and the engine was divine. I see them on Craigslist now and then for really low prices and am very tempted. Of all my past bikes, I miss the Sprint the most.

New springs front and rear, and Race Tech cartridge emulators did wonders.  
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« Reply #45 on: July 09, 2015, 04:54:53 pm »

Have been riding the Trophy for a while now and am really beginning to like the comfort of this beast.  I still prefer the more aggressive VFR1200 and Sprint GT for shorter range sport touring, but it's nice to have a big rig in the stable for the longer stuff.
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« Reply #46 on: September 20, 2015, 10:47:57 pm »

Love mine too for all the same reasons. Great power, great handling and extremely comfortable, especially long distance. Some of the 13's being a new model had many reported problems. Mines a 2013 and I haven't had any issues with it. It did go in for the recalls and audio updates before anything became a problem.
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« Reply #47 on: October 16, 2015, 09:35:34 am »

My wife and I just got back from a 1000 mile long weekend around the finger lakes and the Adirondacks, and we loved it.  Absolutely nothing to complain about, which is a first.  

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« Reply #48 on: October 16, 2015, 10:43:28 am »

Just did a 1000 mile weekend as well.  I've done similar runs with other bikes.  This one was by far the most comfortable.  For my taste, the riding position was a bit too relaxed for the twisty bits, and I would've preferred the stock seat to have firmer foam, but overall a superb touring machine.

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« Reply #49 on: October 16, 2015, 07:23:30 pm »

How does the Bluetooth work on this bike, any issues?
My previous BMW K1600 GTL would always have Bluetooth dropouts with a passenger onboard, presumably due to the Bluetooth antenna being blocked or such. But no issue riding solo. I've been looking at this bike as a possible replacement.
EDIT: And how comfy is the seat for long distances?
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« Reply #50 on: October 19, 2015, 02:11:10 pm »

I don't bother with the FM/AM/SAT/BT on the TTSE, other than trying it out when I first got it.  My Uclear headset is paired to my smartphone for everything from podcast to GPS.  I see no need to get the bike involved.

If you do some forum searches, you'll find lots of folks having issues with the BT, but that is the case with any BT-equipped bike.  With some many different BT devices, you are bound to have problems with some of them.

Seat comfort depends on the rider.  I'm fine with the stock low seat for up to 2hrs in one "sitting", but there are others who don't care for it.  Just like the fact that some like firm Corbin seat and others don't.  I will say that the seat base is very wide from midsection on back, so the likelihood of finding a seat (stock or aftermarket) that pleases your derriere is very high, compared to a bike with narrow seat.
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« Reply #51 on: October 23, 2015, 08:09:26 pm »

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My Uclear headset is paired to my smartphone for everything from podcast to GPS.  I see no need to get the bike involved.

I do the same thing with my Sena headset. I have used the bikes Bluetooth every once and a while and never had a problem with it.
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« Reply #52 on: October 29, 2015, 07:15:23 am »


My wife and I just got back from a 1000 mile long weekend around the finger lakes and the Adirondacks, and we loved it.

We could always use another Adirondack report in the Ride Report Section so, if you have the time, please post some pictures  Bigok
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