Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Mission Viejo, California, USA, Earth; no better place to be.
If you're going to add a corbin and heli's on an F4i, why not just get the VFR800? Unless price is a big concern or you want the excellent handling qualities of the F4i. Even then, putting Heli's on it will degrade SOME of its handling qualities. Mainly front end feedback.
You have to decide which is more important to you: sport riding or touring. If you do a lot of sport riding and occassionally go touring, the F4i would be better. If you do a lot of touring and commuting and just put a great deal of emphasis on comfort, the VFR800 would be better.
I say the above 'cause there is a great deal of difference between the two bikes. The VFR will be noticeably more comfy. And as the miles pile on when your touring, that becomes a BIG factor. The VFR will also give you greater wind and weather protection. It also has a center stand and an accurate fuel gauge. Plus, that single-sided swing-arm will be a Godsend if you have to remove your rear tire for repairs or replacement hundreds of miles from home. All of which makes a difference when you're traveling far for long periods. I'm not saying you can't tour on an F4i. You certainly can. All I'm saying is that the VFR is a better tourer, and the F4i is a better sport bike. Either way, you'll get a great motorcycle.
Last edited by Rogue_Biker; 07-20-2001 at 07:05 AM.