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Old 11-04-2013, 04:34 PM   #46
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The world have moved on? Ok didnt mean that, just joking
I was hoping that they added 10hp,more tourqe,less weight and more grunt Down low. So far 2 out of 4 but still i wish they put a tad more power in it.
I have always liked the looks of the viffers but this one is a litle boring looking.
I was hoping that they did an atempt to og for the kill on the Z1000SX but for me it looks like Honda has gone soft and lost their balls
As a former owner of a VFR 800 and a VFR 750 - 4th gen; and a current owner of a Ninja 1000 / Z1000SX it looks like Honda is missing the target (again) by quite a bit (~35HP and 25ft-lbs).

Then again I can go down to my local Kawasaki dealer and buy a new 2014 Ninja 1000 today with ABS, Traction Control and Dual Map Ignition and "The 2014 Honda VFR800F is not slated for a U.S. release."
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:52 PM   #47
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Not so sure on the looks for this thing but supposedly has more power and weighs 22 pounds less then it older brother. Sounds like it is not coming to the US at this point anyway. Here is a fairly good review on MDR: http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2013/...nd-more-power/

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Old 11-05-2013, 07:38 AM   #48
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I'm glad they decided to bring the VFR back. I've owned a 1997, 2001, and 2006 and I loved every iteration. The 2014 takes all the good things from the previous model and improves on it. What's not to like?
I really hope they actually bring it to the US.
I'm very happy with my '96 VFR750, and would love to buy a new, or newer VFR800 some day.
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:52 AM   #49
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I really hope they actually bring it to the US.
I'm very happy with my '96 VFR750, and would love to buy a new, or newer VFR800 some day.
Well it looks like they are not bringing it to the US for 2014.

The weight gain mainly comes from the exhaust and rear sub-frame.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:22 AM   #50
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I just read that it won't be available in the US. Figures.
exactly, it's not even gonna be here. I actually think it looks good, I'd look into one if they imported it here.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:33 AM   #51
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No new VFR for US?

Dear Honda,

Eff you, eff you very much.

Sincerely,

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Old 11-05-2013, 10:44 AM   #52
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Why are you perpetuating nonsense?
If you actual owned one, and paid that much you must have IDIOT written on your forehead.
OR, you've never owned one, because it was $400 when I paid for one.
Quoted by the Honda mechanic that did mine. He did it at home for $700 and I supplied the shims,etc. Dealer charges 8+ hrs at $100/hr. Add +12% tax. And too.


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Old 11-05-2013, 10:46 AM   #53
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Eff you, eff you very much.
+1
But hey, we do get every possible flavor of the CTX, VTX, CSV what ever ridiculous lowriders. :-/

The new VFR800 or the CBF1000 would for sure be on my short list.
Nothing that they do import here interest me at all.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:13 AM   #54
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Dear Honda,

Eff you, eff you very much.

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AWolff
The last couple of years of production the 6th gen VFR sold horribly. The VFR1200 does not sell well. It's not surprising Honda are not bringing this latest 800 here. Good business move from them even if I can understand those who desire this gas guzzler not being thrilled with the decision.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:26 AM   #55
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I just mentioned it because the F800GT seems alone in its class. Sorta begging for some competition.
I'm with you Lobby -- comparisons are always the most interesting (and useful) stuff to read.

I'd like to see a 2014 comparison of VFR800 vs F800GT vs Ninja 1000 ABS. All are recently updated, all go after the middle(or so) weight sport-touring segment, but they go about it in a different ratio of sport vs tour, and of course V4 vs I2 vs I4.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:36 AM   #56
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Keep giving the market what it does not want?

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The last couple of years of production the 6th gen VFR sold horribly. The VFR1200 does not sell well. It's not surprising Honda are not bringing this latest 800 here. Good business move from them even if I can understand those who desire this gas guzzler not being thrilled with the decision.
I dont think its a good business move at all. The Gen 6 VFR is 10 years old so no surprise people aren't clamoring to buy, and the VFR1200 was never well received here. Honda seems to take from that the lesson that since we don't want the (very) old one anymore we must not want a new one and refuses to admit to themselves they missed the mark with the 1200. It's corporate head-up-the-ass.

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Old 11-05-2013, 11:54 AM   #57
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Dear Honda,

Eff you, eff you very much.

Sincerely,

AWolff

I LOVE Honda motorcycles. I have owned more Hondas than anything else. But, I'm with this guy....

Big Red just doesn't get it anymore. They keep bringing us bikes that make me scratch my head in confusion.

I logged about a years worth of miles on a 6th gen VFR800. No offense to the folks that love that bike (I know that there are many) but, I thought that that was the most boring soulless machine that I had ever thrown a leg over. It's as if they purposefully engineered every last bit of personality out of it. It did everything well, very well in fact. But, I tired of it very quickly, and chose instead to spend most of my time on a back breakingly uncomfortable CBR600RR.

What the VFR needs is more power and the same amount of simplicity as the old 800. I always thought that the 800 should be a 100cc V4. Or, even throw the RC51 motor in there for some fun.

When Honda gets it right, they REALLY get it right. Unfortunatly they are building with the practical side too much. That's ok, but build with the emotional side as well! Show us something that will make our naughty bits tingle! Life is short, I like to spend at least some of it being excited and titillated!!
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:24 PM   #58
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Quoted by the Honda mechanic that did mine. He did it at home for $700 and I supplied the shims,etc. Dealer charges 8+ hrs at $100/hr. Add +12% tax. And too.



8 hours?
I could've sworn I paid for 4.
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:19 PM   #59
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2014 CTX1300T WTF!
2014 VFR800 , same or less HP, bland style, prob big bucks...WTF!

Honda has completely lost it's way and is DOA.
Too bad, used to be the leader...sickening really...
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:25 PM   #60
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I'm seeing Suzuki Teapot. Put me right off..

Agreed. Looks like the GSX750 Katana. To be honest, I did think the last VFR800 was getting a bit hysterical in the styling department.
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