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Discussion in 'Owners Bikes' started by Phil manning, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. Phil manning

    Phil manning Active Member Club Sponsor

    In the Spring I shall be after a bike,no intention of selling the BBird.
    I fancy a ZZR14(again!).Im drawn to the VFR12 they seem we’ll finished and they are very cheap!
    It’s a toy that I’m after,any VFR owners hereabouts?
  2. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    More chance of someone admitting to owning a Harley, I reckon ..... :eek:
  3. Malone

    Malone Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    I’d love another ZZR14 but I wouldn’t consider a VFR12 unless I had a boat and needed an extra anchor.
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  4. Ned52

    Ned52 Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Surly they can't be that bad, ...............if you put the looks to one side.
  5. longfellow

    longfellow Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Fantastic values used , mine has maxton front and rear which transforms the bike, the brake are the best i have had on any bike although they need to be to stop the weight, plus points are brakes, engine, shaft drive and used values, negatives are heavy fuel consumption, fecker to work on, and quality of fasteners and such are Chinese quality, a mint BB would be my choice but thet are getting hard to find however if you asked me to swap the viffer for a BB i would likely decline..........................Its a hard choice and only a test ride would help you decide, strangely i am starting to like the looks, its a bit like the BB in that it too was ugly at birth but got better with age.
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  6. Phil manning

    Phil manning Active Member Club Sponsor

    Thanks for that informative post ,cheers.
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  7. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    Do they do a decent size tank yet?? one that you won't have to stop and refill every 130 miles or so? just asking. :D
  8. longfellow

    longfellow Old Hand Club Sponsor

    No probs
    Further - The Viffer is a bugger to move around off the bike so beware the weight, most you see will have casing scratches were they have been laid down. The later models have subtle differences such as slightly better fueling and economy, L E D rear lights, better seat, and supension. The V4engine doesnt have the top end rush of the BB but is as exiting and is delicious in its noise and creamy but stunning delivery, i have loved all my Blackbirds but time has finally caught it up and for me its more nostalgia that keeps my interest in them, importantly, i dont think the VFR will ever get the cult following the BB had ...................Or has!
  9. longfellow

    longfellow Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Nah! But the days of me staying on a bike for over the 130 miles are over, i either want a piss or feel like im having the back door smashed in!
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  10. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    I know too well about wanting a wee, :confused:and I wouldn't have a clue about how having your back doors smashed in!!:D:p
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  11. bugsbunny

    bugsbunny Member Club Sponsor

    yea got a vfr1200f dct after bird, great bike low maintenance electrics, cooling fairing finish all perfect, effortless 100-140 mph cruising good integrated luggage and controls with heated grips, small footprint but heavy to push around.

    one of the best bike i have had but a bit soulless got it for commuting which is perfect but not for enjoyment more like having a big audi or merc for work you wouldn't want to show it off during weekends...i recommend it if you want the best commuting large honda around as also ulez friendly... else get a fireblade or how about a new goldwing....
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  12. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    Oh boy... that's going to set them off big time...
    It'd be less cruel if you lobbed a hand grenade into a basket of puppies. :D

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