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VFR800
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Doc1961 Offline
Break-In Period

St. Joseph MO
Posts: 17
Joined: Jan 2017
Post: #1
VFR800
I have a soft spot for v-four Hondas. Had a 1983 750 Interceptor and a 1984 1000 Interceptor. Really like the current model looks wise and found what sounds like a good deal for a new 2014. Anyone out there have any experience with the v-tec motor? The last Interceptor I road was a demo ride on a 1995 model. Thanks for any help.
11-06-2017 08:12 PM
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Calcb Offline
Break-In Period

Orange county
Posts: 9
Joined: Nov 2016
Post: #2
RE: VFR800
I had a 2004 vtec vfr. Best sounding motor ever after I put the Leo Vince on. The riding position is a little tight for me but the motor is glorious.
11-22-2017 07:15 PM
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Cormanus Online
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Queensland, Australia
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Joined: Dec 2013
Post: #3
RE: VFR800
Welcome Calcb. Do you also have a CB1100?
11-22-2017 07:34 PM
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Calcb Offline
Break-In Period

Orange county
Posts: 9
Joined: Nov 2016
Post: #4
RE: VFR800
I do, yes a 2013 and now a 2014. I still miss the sound of the VFR, but sat on some at a used bike shop recently and it felt cramped and too leaned over. I must have been a lot more flexible 10 years ago. The VFR made me do stupid things, which is the main reason I sold it...didn't really have many other downsides to me.
12-25-2017 09:10 PM
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The ferret Offline
Forum Moderator

Ohio
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Post: #5
RE: VFR800
I test rode one but thought the riding position was rather jockey like

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2014 DLX and 2006 ST 1300
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12-26-2017 09:45 AM
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nhawk7504 Offline
Running Like a Top

Boston
Posts: 529
Joined: Sep 2013
Post: #6
RE: VFR800
I had a 96 and I have ridden the VTEC. VTEC is "quieter" with the cam chain instead of gears and more efficient since two valves use less fuel at low revs. Lots of people like the VTEC hit. It's almost like hitting another gear or an after burner. Bike just starts to giddyup suddenly. I used to get quite tired riding mine. Leaned over. Feet up under me. Had to take more breaks. But it was fun and I rode mine all the time, rain or shine.
12-26-2017 09:45 AM
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DAC Offline
High Mileage

Central Ohio, USA
Posts: 922
Joined: Jun 2013
Post: #7
RE: VFR800
I had a 2003 VFR. Nice bike but the riding position was too tiring. It’d be interesting to see a standard version. Honda seems to only put their glorious V4 engines in cramped sport bikes or supertall ADVs.
12-26-2017 06:44 PM
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Desert viper Offline
1st Service Completed

Palm Springs, Ca. USA
Posts: 132
Joined: Apr 2015
Post: #8
RE: VFR800
I have a 2007 R/W/B anniversary edition with an LSL handlebar conversion and a Sargent seat.....much more comfortable now...
12-30-2017 05:17 PM
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