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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 2010, 1:08 am Thread Starter
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VFR1200F vs. K1300S

Just saw this tonight for the first time and am surprised it hasn't come up here yet. Are we afraid of the " H " word??? VFR1200F Wow that is beautiful! Doesn't look like it will out do BMW after reading the specs. I am looking forward to test riding one Very comparable, but better?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 2010, 1:17 am
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Be prepared for the VFR slamming, being an ill-handling heavy pig compared to the K13S for having all of 22 pounds more weight. Not to mention under powered with 173hp. Oh, and lets not forget the ridiculously small fuel capacity of 18 liters (compared to the 19 of the S), which makes it utterly useless for touring. I think that about covers the general consensus of the new VFR.

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I would say the VFR1200 is more of a tourer like the GT? Just a shame they have given it small luggage and a low fuel range (for a tourer). Press reports haven't been that good!!

I think Honda have messed up again, shame with their supperior build quallity.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 2010, 10:24 am
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Just saw this tonight for the first time and am surprised it hasn't come up here yet. Are we afraid of the " H " word???

What do you say?
This is a BMW site, we talk about beemers. That said, I've never seen any fear
of discussing Honda's in all the time I've been here. We do occasionally get the odd
fanboi or two that just has to see what our reactions to the Japanese mfrs is.

So, to feed your need for Honda stuff, here's mine.

Honda fooked up by making the new generatioon VFR so big. There are plenty of
porky "sport-tourers" in the heavy end of the market.ie: St1300, Kawi Concours 14,
a BMW or two.......what's one more big portly bike ?

They shoulda stayed with the true VFR lineage and kept the new bike in the
900 cc range. Put on some quality luggage, a couple features like cruise control,
heated grips, extra lighting....that sorta thing.

As it is, all they have is one more offering in an already overcrowded small segment of the market.

IMO, of course

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No Problem here, but it seems to be more a general Bike topics discussion versus specific to the model this subforum is about. I agree it is more a competitor for the GT or the R-ST than for the S.

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No Problem here, but it seems to be more a general Bike topics discussion versus specific to the model this subforum is about. I agree it is more a competitor for the GT or the R-ST than for the S.
Good point. I moved it to the Bike Talk section.

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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 2010, 2:12 am Thread Starter
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Good point. I moved it to the Bike Talk section.
Yeah, sorry bout the misplacement of this discussion... still picking up on the forum guidlines

It sounds like most people have that adjustable seat hight...... IMO anyways...
I Kinda like the look of it. I think Honda got a nice side profile especially around the front fairing. That little silver bit that outlines the red really gives it a different look. Doesn't look like the passenger will be very comfortable tho.The rear seat looks like it came off the CBR1000RR.

"I would say the VFR1200 is more of a tourer like the GT? " - Just wondering why you would compare it more to the GT than The KS?
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Honda Shaft Drive rear end will never fail. BMW might want to take a look at it.

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So... you think Honda has managed to develop a shaft drive that is immune to manufacturing defects as well as damage by clueless owners and mechanics that have more work than the time to do it right?

Don't try to tell that to the VTX riders :-)

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Like the VFR looks - however can't get past the exhaust........

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