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GatorGreg last won the day on March 29

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  1. Ooooh a D675R would be a fun bike and they look/sound great IMO - never ridden one but one of the motovloggers I subscribe to, SpacePod, has one - here's his 3 month review. Have you ever ridden an S1000RR? 199 hp is freaking incredible fun - people made fun of my testride I posted on my YT channel cuz it sounded like I had an accident in my pants LOL. Will probably be my next bike.
  2. Mine must be their love child 😃
  3. Back to looking at 600 supersports? I'm confused - don't get me wrong - I love me some 600 Supersport, but based on the first two of your five questions in your original post I would think the 600 supersports would be the last type of bike you would be looking at. It almost pains me to say this, but you might want to wait for the new Ducati Supersport to arrive - supposed to be out any day now. It looks quite a bit like the VFR but is significantly lighter than the VFR and is supposed to have a more upright riding position than the VFR. There's an entire thread on this forum devoted to it if you haven't already seen it. Good luck with whatever you decide.
  4. Should you get a new VFR? The answer is yes! How can I be so sure you ask? The fact you're even here and asking the question tells me you're obviously already smitten! Here's some 8th gen porn (both professional and amateur) to get you by until you can get your own - LOL
  5. Sorry about your bike - are you gonna look for another 8th gen or maybe try something different?
  6. I haven't heard of any changes to the LED headlights for the 8th gen's tweaked '17 model. The lights are wonderful but you can see the light cutoff issue that DriverDave and Fink mentioned when leaning into turns in this old vid of mine. Having since ridden a few other conventionally lit bikes at night I now believe this condition is somewhat endemic to virtually all motorcycles - meaning when you take turns at night it's hard to see the corner in the distance - it's just more noticeable on the 8th gen because of the LEDs. Most cars also have this issue which is why some high end cars have headlights that swivel in the direction of the turn. I have lowered my headlights (easy to do on 8th gen) since filming this vid which has done away with much of the dead zone directly in front of the bike - I think I had them set very high for this vid.
  7. VFRBrisbane, weird question, but does your heated grip switch light up red or green? My '14 lights up red but I noticed that on Honda's Japanese website for the 2017 model it has a pic showing what appears to be a heated grip switch with a green light. These sorts of things keep me up at night - LOL
  8. Haha - I had a feeling there was a funny story associated with it. That's a nice way to remember your friend - but I'm afraid to click on that link LOL
  9. Speaking of electronics - dare I ask how you came up with your username? I can't be the only one wondering - LOL
  10. Here you go: You can also see it fairly well in these vids:
  11. I tend to agree with you. According to zeroto60times.com the 5th, 6th, and 8th gens are all roughly the same from 0-60 and in the 1/4 mile - here are their times FWIW: 1998 VFR800 3.4 sec 0-60, 11.2 sec 1/4 mile 2002 VFR800 3.4 sec 0-60, 11.3 sec 1/4 mile 2014 VFR800 3.0 sec 0-60, 11.4 sec 1/4 mile 2011 VFR1200 2.7 sec 0-60, 10.2 sec 1/4 mile It would seem the 8th gen is a bit quicker from 0-60 than the earlier gens, but at the expense of being a tad slower in the 1/4 mile. This would make sense given Honda's claim of having supposedly improved low to mid range power for the 8th gen. I don't see how any of them would be much different in the twisties. Given equal riders though it seems clear that the 7th gen VFR1200 would kick any of the 800s butts in a straight line.
  12. Alright, to be fair and balanced I'll grant you that Ducati makes the best sounding twins - but that's like being a gold medalist at the Special Olympics or the NIT champion - LOL. I agree with you on the revving - since it redlines at under 10,000 rpm you won't get the fun of watching the tach needle sweep past 10,000. Oh wait, this thing doesn't even have a tach needle - it just has an LCD screen and not even a color TFT one at that - no thanks!
  13. Don't jizz your pants - LOL
  14. Sounds like a nightmare commute! I actually traded in a new '04 Mustang Cobra Convertible with 6spd manual tranny after just 5 months because the clutch pedal was so stiff it was killing my leg on my commute from the suburbs to downtown Orlando. I got home one day after an exceptionally bad commute because of a wreck blocking all traffic for hours and I could literally not lift my leg out of the car! I had to use my arms to lift my leg out of the car like a paraplegic! A doctor had to prescribe me pain pills and muscle relaxants just to get my leg back in order - LOL. I soon thereafter traded the Cobra in for a Mustang GT convertible with auto tranny. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is you might be in such a horrible commuting situation that you need to consider a bike with an auto tranny - I think Honda has several models now with their DCT auto tranny including the VFR1200. Also, maybe consider getting a scooter for the commute and just use the VFR for weekend blasts? I had a 2015 PCX 150 for a year and it was a great vehicle for commuting and could do about 65 mph so I never felt underpowered on any road other than highways.
  15. He was probably referring to any of the videos with audio - because the Ducati twin sounds like a tractor compared to the VFR - LOL