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12 user reviews of Honda VFR1200F (2010 - present) See all
In what way is this bike the pinnacle of technology ? it weighs a ton the exhaust is hideous it is thirsty with a small tank ,it doesnt better a bm k1300s in any department and no i dont own one,
Posted: 24/07/2013 at 19:42
The first thing I looked when this bike came out was the size of the tank, I couldn't believe how small it was for a bike aimed at the sports touring market. Any thought of buying one went out of the window. Bikes like this should have 22 litre petrol tanks as a minmum.
Posted: 25/07/2013 at 16:01
It usually seems that those who dislike the vfr1200 the most have never ridden them for any real sport-touring - I owned one, and while it was not perfect, it was certainly better built than a number of the new BMWs I've owned in recent years - and a very good bike.
Oh, and here are a couple of quotes from comparison reviews against the K1300s:
"Honda haters have derided the VFR as being too heavy and not attractive enough for serious consideration, but those people likely haven’t ridden it. Running the 1200F through a tank of gas is a sure way to win over the skeptics. Consider us converted."
or Motorcyclist magazine:
"The VFR prefers fast, sweeping corners to cut and thrust work, but it will still drop BMW's new K1300S like a bad habit in the tight stuff."
Posted: 26/07/2013 at 06:51
Having rode both the 1200f and the K1300s back to back my view on the good and bad.....
Engine: Honda very smooth. BMW a bit ratterly especially from the clutch housing.
Seating position: Honda pre 2012 seat covering very slippery but a nice place to be. BMW slightly odd seating feels too narrow and too flat, right shin hits huge clutch housing.
Sound / Exhaust: Honda awful looking but sound ok. BMW, looks good sounds great.
Handling: Honda feels lightweight and very easy to ride, (very confidence building). BMW feels not very nimble and heavy, both have great low speed roll on - roll off fueling.
Crusing: Both offer good wind protection.
Given the choice I would go for the Honda on the ridability alone. No bias, even own a BMW currently.
Posted: 30/07/2013 at 13:54
I did think about a Veefer 1200, but decided on its younger brother, the 8, as I felt the 12 would have been a bit OTT for my commuting & random touring requirements. And as such I can't compare the 12 to the 8 in terms of riding experience, However, I will say I am more than happy with my 8 - does everything I want and more.
Long live the VFR!!!
Posted: 31/07/2013 at 07:34
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