Well, there is one thing to be warned of regarding the VFR. They are addicting. I had a 2001 Vfr. I since have went through several others, RC-51, SV-1000s, FJR1300, and others. I just couldn't ditch the Veefer bug, just bought the 07 RWB version. Just a great all around sport tourer.
I've had several different bikes over the years, a 2001 VFR, an 2001 RC 51, an 2003 SV 1000s, and a 2005 FJR 1300. I just recently traded yhe FJR on a new 2007 VFR. The VFR kinda grows on you and you can't get rid of the bug. But remember if you are going to do much sport-touring, the VFR doesn't have any, and I mean any under seat storage. There's barely room for it's modest tool kit. So a tank bag or tail bag is a must. But its a great bike and I kinda like the V-TEC on the new model although for longetivity I still prefer the gear drive cams. Also the "07" is up a couple of horses over the "01" I had.
I ride mine all over the country..my only complaint with the bike is the brakes..I have the linked system ..would rather just have front and rear separate. Will probably un link soon. the bike is very comfortable and on long highway stretches I average about 48 mpg.