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Old 02-09-2009, 07:17 PM   #46
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Question for the VFR cultists (because you people really are a cult. admit it )...

If you were in the market for a used VFR (and assuming they're the same price), would you go for a 5th generation (99-2000) VFR with low mileage or a slightly newer (say 2003-2004) 6th gen VFR with higher mileage?
I have a 99 that I sport tour plus rides on weekends.

Fantastic bike. If, I was going to do a lot of touring I would buy an 07 RWB 6th gen........beautiful plus factory bag option and ABS. Otherwise I would opt for the 5th gen. I would not trade mine for a 6th gen as there is not enough of difference to warrant a switch. Performance is very similar.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:10 AM   #47
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I have kept this VFR stock and do not plan to ever sell it.
The only other bike I have kept longer then this one was my old R100RS.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:55 AM   #48
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cult?

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Cult? What cult?














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Old 02-10-2009, 09:04 AM   #49
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Are those wheels white? Hondas with white wheels just look so damn good.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:25 AM   #50
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There are some guys in Hong Kong who have them...

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Old 02-10-2009, 11:10 AM   #51
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Question for the VFR cultists (because you people really are a cult. admit it )...

If you were in the market for a used VFR (and assuming they're the same price), would you go for a 5th generation (99-2000) VFR with low mileage or a slightly newer (say 2003-2004) 6th gen VFR with higher mileage?

No question, the non-vtec. The newer ones are nice but the vtec has not helped them at all. There are volumes written about this all over European sites as it is disruptive mid turn going from 2 to 4 valves. Many ride around it by staying under or over the transition, about 6400-7000 depending on year and when it does it is like an on/off switch. I would however be tempted to overlook this flaw that has killed the market for VFR's in Europe (they are much more critical, the ride many more miles than Yanks) to get ABS. I don't care how great you are as a rider ABS is worth it if it can mean a life or death situation or surviving horribly crippled. Your destiny is not always going to be up to you but atleast stack the deck with betted cards for yourself. Wish my 2000 had ABS but my GS does so it is my "rain bike". If the late model one has no ABS, walk away, period.Did I confuse you or myself more. Shit. One more thing, the geard drive cams don'y wear like a timing chain and the noise they make is endearing to "cult status".
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:15 AM   #52
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Oh yeah, pure VFR cultist will not own a V-tec. Functional wis the newer ones are virtually identical chassis/fork/wheel and tire size and ergos. Ergo's is really what sells a VFR and why most keep them a long time or regret selling.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:51 PM   #53
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:52 PM   #54
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Theres alot more of a following on ADV than I thought. Thats great. Wonder if theres many close to here that would like to help with a charity ride in July??
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:04 PM   #55
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We have an '05

Great bike. VTEC with ABS and bags. 60,000 kms (35k miles) in 3 yrs. of ownership. It started off as my wife, Ingrid's, bike. We both ride KTM 950's now but I still use the VFR for commuting and as a spare bike for visitors.

This is along the Columbia River in Wash. I think. I am riding my old '79 GS850 and Ingrid is on the VFR.

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Old 02-11-2009, 12:16 PM   #56
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Remember when VFR meant race bike and not touring bike?
I lusted over the earlier version when they came out and finally got one in the 90's. Great bikes...racing or otherwise!

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Old 02-11-2009, 12:17 PM   #57
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I notice that the Honda USA site does not list the VFR, only Interceptor. Just trying to learn here, is the VFR still made and sold in Europe?
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:29 PM   #58
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Remember when VFR meant race bike and not touring bike?
I lusted over the earlier version when they came out and finally got one in the 90's. Great bikes...racing or otherwise!




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Old 02-11-2009, 01:22 PM   #59
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2001 VFR here.

Red, which has been scientifically proven to be the fastest color!


Smooth, reasonably fast, and makes the coolest noises of any motorcycle on the planet!


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Old 02-11-2009, 01:35 PM   #60
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Got an '05 leftover with ABS in '07 for a freakin steal.



Isn't she pretty? Except... I have to admit I really love the Captain America paint scheme and kind of wish someone would trade body panels with me.

My regular ride is an R11S, and the Viffer is so smooth, like buttah in comparison. She's a mindreader.
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