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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #125 on: June 25, 2018, 03:33:54 am »



One year ago today I got the VFR, man time goes fast  :o, I'm really enjoying it!  :great: :great:
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #126 on: June 25, 2018, 04:30:12 pm »
Wow., that means I have had mine a year. Between Jami and I, we have put almost 400 miles on it. I guess I don't like it as much as my C14, I just put 4,400 miles on it in one trip :motonoises:

Oh well, it looks damn good in the garage. I think I'll keep it.

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #127 on: June 25, 2018, 10:47:11 pm »
Wow., that means I have had mine a year. Between Jami and I, we have put almost 400 miles on it. I guess I don't like it as much as my C14, I just put 4,400 miles on it in one trip :motonoises:

Oh well, it looks damn good in the garage. I think I'll keep it.

four hundred  :-\   :'(

She does look good though...  :great:

I did a little over 5k, which aint bad for me, no big trips and multiple bikes to play with. Rode her year round and enjoyed all of it, no issues, Honda reliability.  :great:
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #128 on: June 26, 2018, 02:10:11 am »
Honda reliability.  :great:
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #129 on: September 16, 2018, 09:07:08 pm »
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #130 on: September 16, 2018, 11:47:17 pm »
Thats a very nice VFR ZG.  Totally get wanting a smaller, lighter bike.  I considered pulling the plug on one of those when they came out, but also felt it was overpriced. Nice bikes regardless.  Had a 96 I bought new and still have 2 Honda V4-s in the shop.  I'd love to get another 94-99,

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #131 on: September 17, 2018, 03:20:21 am »
Thats a very nice VFR ZG.  Totally get wanting a smaller, lighter bike.  I considered pulling the plug on one of those when they came out, but also felt it was overpriced. Nice bikes regardless.  Had a 96 I bought new and still have 2 Honda V4-s in the shop.  I'd love to get another 94-99,

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Thanks man, ya I think new MSRP was in the mid teens for the Deluxe model, crazy, low mile ones can be had for around $7k now. Next to the Zumo is TPX 2.0 radar/laser detector.
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #132 on: September 17, 2018, 03:59:35 am »
...Totally get wanting a smaller, lighter bike.  ...
Not trying to take anything away from the VFR.  They are incredible bikes, and I fell in love with the two versions a fellow commuter had who parked next to me at work for years.

Another one that is largely forgotten is the BMW F800GT.  Like the VFR, it was (is) expensive if you buy new.  However, you can buy them used for a lot less.  If you're looking for a sport-touring bike that is very light (@470 lbs wet), this should be on your short list.  Belt drive.  All day comfortable.   Eats away miles on the freeway, and is easy to flick through the corners.  Top speed is supposedly 140 mph, yet it can get me over 60 mpg at times.

If anyone is interested, I'd be glad to start a thread on the bike.

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #133 on: September 17, 2018, 09:19:00 am »
Really nice ride ZG! Have a question about the weight of 800. I remember that the VFR1200F was nearly as heavy as the Connie. Is the 800 significantly less?

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #134 on: September 17, 2018, 11:34:20 am »
Really nice ride ZG! Have a question about the weight of 800. I remember that the VFR1200F was nearly as heavy as the Connie. Is the 800 significantly less?

Thx DZ  :beerchug:

The VFR800F is under 500 lbs (498?), the VFR1200F is under 600 lbs (591?), I think the C14 is just under 700 lbs (688?).
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #135 on: September 18, 2018, 08:47:11 am »
Very flickable at that weight. Thanks ZG Glad you are enjoying the Viffer!

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #136 on: Yesterday at 11:09:03 am »
Very flickable at that weight. Thanks ZG Glad you are enjoying the Viffer!

Thx DZ  :great:
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