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Re: New bike

PostThu Apr 13, 2017 9:48 am

Does anyone know:
If the VFR800 is this good, how good will the VFR1200F be?

I'm keen to get a test ride on a VFR1200F to see what it'd be like.
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Re: New bike

PostThu Apr 13, 2017 9:53 am

Be interested to see what you think of the 1200.
Im thinking of getting an 800 for my commuting to replace the old cbr.
The shaft drive on the 1200 could convince me to spend a bit more.



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Re: New bike

PostThu Apr 13, 2017 10:52 am

pch1 wrote:Today was my first refuel:
Tesco near Manchester United football groaunds along A56 Chester road
114.9 pence/litre
£20.53 cost
17.87 litres
133 miles
Which equals a real world 33.84 mpg, which isn't bad considering I ride the bike near constant redline.

I will try ride more sedately next time (for all of 5 minute) like Caberet ( @Cabernet ) .

Is that a polite way of saying that he rides like a old fart ? :lol:
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Re: New bike

PostThu Apr 13, 2017 12:11 pm

lee wrote:Be interested to see what you think of the 1200.
Im thinking of getting an 800 for my commuting to replace the old cbr.
The shaft drive on the 1200 could convince me to spend a bit more.



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Shaft drive is great when it's working and is maintenance free like my old BMW R1100S...not so great when the bearings go like on my BMW R1100S.

I'll see if I can get a test on the VFR1200F lined up and let you all know.
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Re: New bike

PostThu Apr 13, 2017 12:12 pm

cupidstunt wrote:
pch1 wrote:Today was my first refuel:
Tesco near Manchester United football groaunds along A56 Chester road
114.9 pence/litre
£20.53 cost
17.87 litres
133 miles
Which equals a real world 33.84 mpg, which isn't bad considering I ride the bike near constant redline.

I will try ride more sedately next time (for all of 5 minute) like Caberet ( @Cabernet ) .

Is that a polite way of saying that he rides like a old fart ? :lol:


Nope; he just IS an old fart!
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Re: New bike

PostThu Apr 13, 2017 12:22 pm

Yer making me pine for my old vfr750 now, 99FV last of the carb models, cracking bike. Might have to be havin a look round.
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New bike

PostThu Apr 13, 2017 2:17 pm

norifan wrote:Yer making me pine for my old vfr750 now, 99FV last of the carb models, cracking bike. Might have to be havin a look round.


I don't know why I haven't tried a V4 before, but I'm hooked on the tune played by the exhaust at high revs.
Dare I say it's second only to the crackle of a two stroke?
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Re: New bike

PostThu Apr 13, 2017 2:46 pm

Very nice that
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Re: New bike

PostThu Apr 13, 2017 3:13 pm

I don't know why I haven't tried a V4 before, but I'm hooked on the tune played by the exhaust at high revs.
Dare I say it's second only to the crackle of a two stroke?[/quote]

I know what you mean, its quite addictive. My mate buys em cheap off eBay etc and does various mods fireblade forks & shit? And uses em for track days. He let me use one at donnington last year, it went pretty good. Not the fastest thing on track but good fun all the same.
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Re: New bike

PostThu Apr 13, 2017 3:59 pm

norifan wrote:I don't know why I haven't tried a V4 before, but I'm hooked on the tune played by the exhaust at high revs.
Dare I say it's second only to the crackle of a two stroke?


I know what you mean, its quite addictive. My mate buys em cheap off eBay etc and does various mods fireblade forks & shit? And uses em for track days. He let me use one at donnington last year, it went pretty good. Not the fastest thing on track but good fun all the same.[/quote]
I was looking into something like that, getting an older vfr800 and shedding a load of weight off it, turning it into a track weapon but not had the chance really yet.

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