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Had the loan of a V-Tec on 1/5/02 whilst my dealer attempted to right the many wrongs visited upon me and my 900 Hornet. Was initially gutted to be handed keys to a VFR due to media fed blandola image and my own fashion victim mentality. Imagine my suprise when I found myself keeping with an SP1 mounted maniac around the back lanes without any stress or strain.
Bought a VFR800i-X on 10/5/02, will miss the V-Tec kick at 7,000 rpm but not the styling or cam chains. I can't get over the real world ability of this bike! Rock steady handling with such neutral steering plus the appetite for revs!
This will be my 40th bike in 26 years, I just wish I'd tried one earlier.
PS Hello to all.
Sooner or later, everyone will own a VFR!!!
Welcome to the club!
Welcome to the flock:p
Signed..One of the black sheep
Careful Nick, you know what happens when you don't have the rock steady handling and neutral steering of a VFR........
Yeah, I'll have to get out more and read less magazines....
Still a bloody good bike though.
welcome to the sane (!) world mate!
we may all take circuitous routes, but we all arrive at the same conclusion --- NOTHING beats a VFR!!!
Thanks Yeller, might have to question sane though. I went out for the first real thrash on the VFR on sunday and did 120 miles on 'B' roads. 'Me Julie' wanted to come along for the ride so I was giving it large on the passenger consideration front, you know, no late braking and steady on the right wrist. Got to destination only to be told that it was like being on a rollercoaster! Had to rely on the mitigation that the bike is just so easy to ride that you end up going quicker than you think (feeble excuse but any port in a storm). Duly reconciled we went home at a steady bimble.
I've owned a lot of bikes over the years and I fail to see how this can be relegated to the sports tourer division. I've ridden the same route on an RI and found the almost continual bar shaking, bouncing suspension and poor wind protection (120mph and over) to be a real distraction from the task at hand. I know the R1 would kick its arse on the track or dual carriageway but Norfolk only has about 30 miles of dual carriageway in the whole county.Of course,on sober reflection, I can't really work out why I give a toss, it might be something to do with the reaction of the people who usually ride with me..... "You've bought what??!!!!!".
Still, thanks for listening (or not), its been therapeutic.
PS. Could someone enlighten a confirmed floppyphobe as to the meaning of the abbreviations used by website/forum types ie (for example) LOL (lots of luck?), IMHAO, etc.(etc).
which VFR did Ball-o sell you then (assuming Balls not Lings since you are in Norwich)?
my wife also complained about the roller coaster ride and we cured this problem by putting an extra three clicks of preload on the rear shock.
Welcome aboard - do you realise you are only member No. 3 in Norfolk? There's hundreds of Viffers about, what are they waiting for?!
Did I zap you at the Cromer Egg Run?
Enough Questions already:D
LOL - Laugh Out Loud
ROFLMAO - Roll On Floor Laughing My Ass Off
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
FWIW - For What It's Worth
BTW - By The Way
There's loads more. FB is probably the expert!!
FB? I thought she was changing to TS :D
Thanks Dazza, I have achieved enlightenment, may your goats never run dry or chew off your mudguard.
Shakey, I take it you are a 'were we going' member. No, I wasn't there on the Hornet. The guy on the Hornet was riding my old one which had already been replaced by Ball-o after a small discussion over workshop practice at Salhouse Road.
The replacement Hornet started to shed its crankcase paint after two months riding and there were more traumas waiting in the wings. The upshot of all this was that I got the VFR from Tinklers at Northumberland Street, I like Ball-o but I think we both needed a rest!
Good Ole Tinks! (err, I've never seen a VFR in there!)
I'm not a Where We Going Member but I've been tempted to turn up for one of thier Sunday runs. Every time I've tried its Pi**ed down so in fact I've only ever done the Easter Egg Run with them.
Enjoy your new bike and perhaps we could assemble the East Anglian Chapter for a ride out some time.
Hi welcome to the enlightened mob.
Welcome into the fold. Glad you find the VFR so good, it is "the whole package" that makes a good bike not "best at this or that".
Now go forth and convert other to think likewise, and may your goat never become flatulent... ;)
I fail to see how this can be relegated to the sports tourer division. Its how you ride it best bit is to get somewhere with some Sportsbike owning m8's and get off and watch there streching exercises,then get back on the VFR and say we off then see the glares come your way:D :D
Welcome to the fold Vottie.
Theres a reason why so many people buy vfr's.
Certainly not just to be the same as everyone else, just that we all want the best.
There's always the colour thing, but we won't start that in this thread....will we?
PS: RED & SILVER
....Sorry had to be done.
I hear ya boys…….when I totalled my 12R last December I just needed to get on a bike soonest. So I went round the shops blagging testers eg. ZX-9, Fireblade, Busa, Gixer1k, Priller Futura???.
Now I’d seen the VTEC in the bike press, and I liked its style but I thought, VFR their supposed to boring and bland and its only an 800…Naaaa. But then one of the shops offered me an all-day test.
My new Silver VTEC ABS is quite a splendid peace of high tech kit, and I’m in love!!! (just finished rebuilding my 12R, and I’m gonna keep her too though)
Just for the record it's red, exceedingly red, with gold powder
Sportbike riding mates have stopped saying " You bought what ? " and started commenting on precision, flow and pace... I know I'm no better than I was 2 weeks ago so it's got to be the bike innit?
I'm having as much fun on it as I did on my old (ancient) GSX-R750H, the bike I owned for the longest out of the past 40.
Just for the record it's red, exceedingly red, with gold powder Memories off the past
Red/Gold wheels sheer class m8 stuffs these red/black wheels.
Just sold my red/gold VFR.
Mystery solved. Thanks.
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