Originally Posted by Elkwood
Another thing is power. I might be in the minority on this but i felt the 800 was underpowered at times.
I don't think it's so much that the VFR800 is underpowered as much as it's powerband is unlike other sport tourers with the torque and HP located higher in the rev range. It's a free revving bike, so it's easy enough to exploit, but I think many people prefer a lazier power band that just has torque everywhere especially for touring.