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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-12-2005, 11:23 AM
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I love mine, would not part with it for anything. Very trouble free, comfortable, not the quickest in the pack I ride with, but it can keep up. When I first got it, I was actually looking at getting an R1, they had none in stock. The second I sat on this one, I was hooked. Very comfortable bike, voted best bike for a number of years in a row by all the major magazines too. You can't go wrong with the VFR.

Granted I am not too fond of the newer styling, but that is just me.

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I just bought a 2003 VFR this weekend, and should be picking it up this week. Then verbally agreed on a sale of my 97 Katana 600 to someone today.

The VFR pretty much fit exactly what I wanted: sportbike, but more comfortable than a full racing replica, little heavier for the bumps/highway, and I didn't want a 1000cc+ bike. Plus I love the styling, except for the headlight lenses being so damn big. And I'm fairly young, 28.
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I ride a 2004 vfr and wouldn't trade it for any bike out there. I already have 7000 miles on it (50 miles to work and back). It is a comfortable bike with a sporting postition, 100hp is plenty for even an experienced rider and the vfr is lighter than the xx. My first bike was a 1990 ZX-10, way to powerful and a bit heavy.
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So I've got mine...thing's f'n great.

Very smooth, sensation of speed is a lot less compared to the Kat, it's whisper quiet up to around 6K RPM, and when you open it up past that, barks out a nice angry growl! More than enough power than I "need"(but I'll take it). Comfortable bike too.
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Slaps76,
Congrats on the new vfr! I like the silver with black wheels. I don't know how many miles yours has but I noticed mine smoothed out alot after a few thousand miles. Some of that may have also been me getting used to the machine. I'm sure you will not be disappointed with the bike.
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Congrats on the new vfr! I like the silver with black wheels. I don't know how many miles yours has but I noticed mine smoothed out alot after a few thousand miles. Some of that may have also been me getting used to the machine. I'm sure you will not be disappointed with the bike.
Definitely NOT disappointed!

It's got 5K miles on it, not bad. Previous owner was a nut over maintenance, took it on long road trips, did 5 oil changes, and said he broke it in properly.

Only thing I think I have to get used to, is really just power and less sensation of speed over the Kat. It's signficantly quicker and quieter.

Thanks on the congrats!
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I've been bitten by the VFR bug latley I got to ride one, granted for only a couple of blocks, but I like the comfort factor SOOO much more over my 929. I still am looking at possible a new Triumph Sprint ST1050, but we shall see. I haven't ridden the new Trumpet yet, but the reviews so far have been pretty kick ass! But then again I am a Honda faithful......
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The VFR is an awsome sport tourer. I own a 2002 with the optional bags. I can squeeze almost 48 miles to a gallon of fuel.
I put a Sargent seat on it for a bit more comfort and also installed Heli bars. I own 5 Honda's. You can't beat Honda's reliability.
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I spoke with a dealer and they said they would cut me a GREAT deal on an 03 Blackbird. Should I get this over the VFR? Remember I'm 6'4"!
Its a dealer wanting to make a sell..the VFR is much better machine and i can honestly say you should buy a 500cc bike to start out on if its your first bike.. Be smart start small and get some experience....I have been riding since i was 4 and my first street bike when i was 18 was a suzuki GT500 2stroke..

If you decide to get a bike get the VFR .
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