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Thread: Honda VFR1200 a big fat lemon?

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    Looks pretty damn groovy apart from the mufflers.

    Your all haters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman1 View Post
    Hey, I dont think you can knock a bike like this until you've ridden it, sat on it, felt it and smelt it.
    Yeah you can.
    ... and that's what I think.

    Or summat.


    Or maybe not...

    Dunno really....


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    man that is one ugly machine, i think ill keep with my nice looking (my humble opinion of course) vf1000, it may not handle as well, and is probly just as heavy, but she's prettier to look at

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    Quote Originally Posted by vifferman View Post
    Yeah you can.
    Absolutely It would be breaking Kiwi Biker tradition to allow facts to get in the way of an opinion.

    Ian's right though. It's a big fat ugly whale which is one reason it wasn't considered as a replacement for the Blackbird. Might appeal to Goldwing riders with sportier inclinations

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman1 View Post
    Hey, I dont think you can knock a bike like this until you've ridden it, sat on it, felt it and smelt it. Give it chance.
    I would love to. From past experience, getting a demo ride from Honda will be like trying to get a free shag from a nun. Theoretically possible, but unlikely.
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    American market?

    The 1200 resembles a Nth American bison from side on, albeit a shiny red 'un, so it's definitely aimed at the US market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Absolutely It would be breaking Kiwi Biker tradition to allow facts to get in the way of an opinion.
    True, and like most KB threads of this nature many of the participants either wouldn't be likely to want to, or be able to, buy the bike anyway.

    It may look large, but for comparison purposes:
    VFR1200 - 267kg
    ST1300 - 312
    FJ1200 - 259

    The weight disadvantage may be offset however by the power difference:
    VFR1200 - 127KW
    ST1300 - 93
    FJ1200 - 94.9

    Then there's the looks. I used to think the 999 looked bloody awful. Now though, it's growing on me and I think it looks great.
    Maybe the Honda will do that too although that system hasn't worked for the BMWs so far.

    I'd be interested in the Honda but at this stage I'm looking at downsizing rather than upsizing.
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    I like it, bet it sounds good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    I would love to. From past experience, getting a demo ride from Honda will be like trying to get a free shag from a nun. Theoretically possible, but unlikely.
    Really?
    I've been on two demo days (admittedly quite a while back) and had no problems cadging rides from the dealer. That's how I ended up with my current bike: I went in to look at helmets, and while I was waiting, a salesperson tried to sell me a new Blackbird. I said, "No thanks", but took him up on a test ride of a couple of VFRs.

    The last demo day I went on may have put the dealers off the idea; it turned into an unofficial race day. By the end of the morning sessions, the whole day's petrol allocation was gone, and most of the bikes had fairly well shredded tyres.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fumeux View Post
    I like it, bet it sounds good too.
    Nup.
    They've ferkt that up somehow; to my ears, it sounds like a parallel twin.
    ... and that's what I think.

    Or summat.


    Or maybe not...

    Dunno really....


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    We'll (Zapf and I) probably get our hands on the press one that does the rounds I guess... well, we got our hands on the CB1000R press bike over night.

    Gotta ride it I guess to give the final verdict, but there are a lot of areas for improvement based on minimal knowledge so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    We'll (Zapf and I) probably get our hands on the press one that does the rounds I guess... well, we got our hands on the CB1000R press bike over night.

    Gotta ride it I guess to give the final verdict, but there are a lot of areas for improvement based on minimal knowledge so far.
    i am pretty sure i saw a vfr on the toy run down here

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWST? View Post
    i am pretty sure i saw a vfr on the toy run down here
    I'll have to nudge the shop, if the quotas are already sorted, then yeah, the press bike should be somewhere near...
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Omorogbe from UK MSN on the KTM990SM
    It's barking mad and if it doesn't turn you into a complete loon within half an hour of cocking a leg over the lofty 875mm seat height, I'll eat my Arai.

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    A friend on the UK Blackbird site came up with an interesting comparison, he reckons the front looks like a braying donkey! Maybe Honda can use it in their marketing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    A friend on the UK Blackbird site came up with an interesting comparison, he reckons the front looks like a braying donkey! Maybe Honda can use it in their marketing
    Something like.........'Does My Ass Look Big On This'?

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    Maybe the V-four engine is hung like a..........


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