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Old 04-29-2015, 04:38 PM   #1
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Can anyone, who has purchased one, comment on this bike? I've found a non-DLX model that I can get for $10800.- out the door with centerstand and heated grips added. Apparently the "Honda bucks" thing actually works.
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:33 AM   #2
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Can anyone, who has purchased one, comment on this bike? I've found a non-DLX model that I can get for $10800.- out the door with centerstand and heated grips added. Apparently the "Honda bucks" thing actually works.
All indicators suggest it is basically the same bike as the late Gen6 models, but with different exhaust and curvier plastics(both great improvements). Fantastc Bikes, with perhaps the only knock being the VTEC valve system. The VTEC adds nothing to the performance(some argue it hurts it), while adding significant difficulty/expense to valve adjustments. Still, they are excellent motorcycles.
Are the heated grips Honda OEM?
Personally I would shoot for the DLX.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:52 AM   #3
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The suspension also has better adjustability than the old one. Overall, a very, very nice package, as long as the sub-100hp perfoemance doesn't bother you.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:33 AM   #4
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Front spring preload and rear rebound / preload is an improvement? My 1994 VFR had the same adjustments
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:40 AM   #5
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Front spring preload and rear rebound / preload is an improvement? My 1994 VFR had the same adjustments
So it is. Nevermind then. I still want one in white.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:46 AM   #6
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I've found the dealers much more willing to negotiate on the non-DLX models. Never liked the under seat exhaust of the previous generation. This seems to be the time of year when prices start falling/getting more negotiable.
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:58 PM   #7
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You could buy a gently used gen5, which is perhaps the most sought after. Over 100bhb, gear driven cams, sans vtec.
There is one in flea market right now, a sweet looking one with 10k miles at $3500.
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Old 04-30-2015, 01:11 PM   #8
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You could buy a gently used gen5, which is perhaps the most sought after. Over 100bhb, gear driven cams, sans vtec.
There is one in flea market right now, a sweet looking one with 10k miles at $3500.

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I would own that bike, looks nice.
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Old 04-30-2015, 05:10 PM   #10
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I would own that bike, looks nice.
If it was closer to me, Id buy it. Having 2 would be super nice.
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Old 04-30-2015, 05:30 PM   #11
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I got a 3000 mile 5th gen for 3 grand. There is one for sale nearby for 2500. Great bikes.
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:44 PM   #12
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Seems like more than a few folks trying to unload their very low mileage 5th gen vfrs, guess they are not as magical as some folks say. There are quite a few changes that were made to the 2014 vfr 800. The radiators have been moved from the side to the front of the engine, new wheels, new instruments, top triple clamp, clip ons, headlights, tail lights, ecu, brakes, bodywork, seat, pegs. From all reviews I've read and watched on the net the '14 is a smooth running machine. The vtec transition is smooth with no jerky throttle that was a major whine with the 6th gen. The 100 ~ hp is more than enough to ride the fastest highways in the U.S. with ease.

If I were in the market for a new bike I could see buying one if I didn't already own a lovely 6th gen. Go to vfrdiscussion or vfr world for great detailed reviews.

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Old 04-30-2015, 07:20 PM   #13
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Seems like more than a few folks trying to unload their very low mileage 5th gen vfrs, guess they are not as magical as some folks say. There are quite a few changes that were made to the 2014 vfr 800. The radiators have been moved from the side to the front of the engine, new wheels, new instruments, top triple clamp, clip ons, headlights, tail lights, ecu, brakes, bodywork, seat, pegs. From all reviews I've read and watched on the net the '14 is a smooth running machine. The vtec transition is smooth with no jerky throttle that was a major whine with the 6th gen. The 100 ~ hp is more than enough to ride the fastest highways in the U.S. with ease.

If I were in the market for a new bike I could see buying one if I didn't already own a lovely 6th gen. Go to vfrdiscussion or vfr world for great detailed reviews.
Word to the wise, if you want to come off like you know what you are talking about, maybe choose a subject in which you do. Clearly Interceptors are not it.
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:43 AM   #14
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Seems like more than a few folks trying to unload their very low mileage 5th gen vfrs, guess they are not as magical as some folks say.
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No..they actually are. That you can sometimes pick a nice example up for short money is a bonus that I jumped on.
That said I am confident that the newer and new models are great as well.
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Old 05-01-2015, 03:40 AM   #15
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I would take the enormous amounts of money Honda is asking for the new one, and fix up a 5th gen.



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