Isle of Wight, UK, 20-21 April 2013

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Re: Isle of Wight, UK, 20-21 April 2013

Postby Derek-Dex-French » 02 Mar 2014, 20:24

The VFR1200 has an excellent engine and gearbox. Windblast, riding position and lack of space for a passenger all work against it (not to mention the too-small fuel tank).
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Re: Isle of Wight, UK, 20-21 April 2013

Postby steve974 » 21 Mar 2014, 16:08

Yeah, but obviously Honda, having consulted their customers, will address all of the above failings won't they? :roll:
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Re: Isle of Wight, UK, 20-21 April 2013

Postby Derek-Dex-French » 23 Mar 2014, 17:16

As Bike magazine just mentioned this month, the VFR1200 is too sporty to be a tourer, but not sporty enough to be attractive to a sports rider. Result? Poor sales.
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Re: Isle of Wight, UK, 20-21 April 2013

Postby Forest 1100 » 23 Mar 2014, 19:26

steve974 wrote:Yeah, but obviously Honda, having consulted their customers, will address all of the above failings won't they? :roll:


Steve,

Just noticed your signature line about postmen. Wondering if you were part of the elite corp yourself? I'm currently testing your theory and will get back to you in 100 years. :)
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Re: Isle of Wight, UK, 20-21 April 2013

Postby steve974 » 09 Apr 2014, 11:52

Nope, but the walking was similar.... for 5 years I plodded the beat wearing a silly hat! Then I got a very nice job riding Triumphs, Nortons and BMW's for the next 14 years.

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