Jump to content

dang i love this 5th gen


Recommended Posts

So I took a long hiatus from riding.

Probably a familar story, I used to ride all the time but got married had kids decided I shouldn't be hooliganing around on my bike and sold it.

 

So fast forward 15 years...

 

I've always really liked 5th gen VFR's and always wanted one. Welp 18 months ago (roughly) I finally was like f'k it i'm getting a bike and I put search alerts up for a 5th gen vfr and bid my time.

Finally I saw a deal pop up that I pounced on.  A 1998, with 13k miles on it,  the previous owner had an incident where it fell over in gravel 😐  so the fairing on the one side is scratched up.  But I thought to myself at that mileage, for 2K hell I haven't ridden in 15 years maybe it's not so bad if there's scratches (barely noticeable from 10 feet away).  So with cash in hand I came home with my VFR.   At first I was unexpectedly a nervous rider, that only lasted a couple weeks as I got my riding instincts back.   It probably took took a good 6 months before I was really second nature and was riding with my bike, instead of "on" my bike.   But now,  5K miles later I ride whenever I can.  Whether it's a simple hey we need some small item that will fit in my tail bag (I have a tank bag that I put over the pillion, which works really well) Or I just want to ride for the heck of it as long it's above freezing I'm good.

 

Just other day I was riding though and I was really starting to push her through her paces.  The bike is definitely still more capable then I but I feel very competent once more.   But I just came away with what an awesome all around bike this truly is.  It's one thing to know that you are getting a great bike, but another to experience and feel it in your bones.

 

Anyhoo just wanted to chime that in...  (Pic from day i brought her home)

 

20201015_144616c.jpg

  • Like 7
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Member Contributer

Yeah, similar story here. I am amazed how my ('97) 4th Gen performs being an oldtimer now. Ooh, and the sound!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ha ha sounds (and looks) familiar. Same story here, came back to a VFR after 15 years. Loving every minute of it. 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Member Contributer

I enjoy my 5th gens. Still, I wonder how I'd feel about my FJ if I were able to ride it again now!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Member Contributer

Welcome to the asylum vikingGoalie from the Land Of Interesting Weather. You obviously have great taste in mc's. Best generation in the fastest color.

I hope all your riding is safe.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's a perfect bike for me. I needed an update for my Superhawk VTR and Ninja1000 was not it. It was a hard beast to tame. Simple chin over wrist didn't cut it. My short torso required I hang off the side on anything more than a sweeper. VFR is much better engineered and refined and just enough more aggressive riding position. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy.