Honda VFR800 VTEC (2005 - 2013)

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Titon
Reviewed: 22 December 2010

I am in Love

It looks great and feels great. Every time I stop somewhere people of all ages stop to admire it. Bags of acceleration when you want it, but easy to handle in heavy traffic. Even with full luggage and passenger it handles like a dream.
Seat a little high for me but there again I am only 5ft 4in so its one of the few bikes I can reach the floor on without stretching. Find the wind noise a bit annoying even with touring screen.
A fantastic all round bike. I have used it often in London traffic and its great for filtering and I have toured on it with no problems. So many times I just ride with a bg silly grin on my face because it gives me so much pleasure. Even after doing 450 miles in a day I just want to carry on riding. It has a lovely grunt at around 4000 revs when you open it up. When I was looking for a new bike I did my research and the VFR came up as the best and they were not wrong.
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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
4.0
Comfort:
5.0
Build Quality:
5.0

Titon would recommend this product
allantheboss
Reviewed: 03 November 2010

Power and pull when you want it, comfort and fuel efficiency when you want it.

VTec allows you to be fast, nifty, and get kicks whenever you want, all you gotta do it get the revs up with a twist of the throttle (like on any bike) and you're there. When you're just jamming about or making high miles on the motorway, it allows for amazing fuel consumption (I've had over 220 miles from a tank before) without feeling like a dull bike.

On top of this, its comfortable (even for a 6'7" guy), fun, and heck is it bloody sexy
Too awesome, too sexy. After a few hours my bum and lower back start getting sore, but this tends to happen if you're 6'7", 100kg and riding a bike non-stop
Buy one. Now.
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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
4.0
Handling:
4.0
Comfort:
4.0
Build Quality:
5.0

allantheboss would recommend this product
sminsky2003
Reviewed: 17 August 2010

The best all round bike you can buy, every day use on real roads there is nothing better.

Good riding position for touring and commuting, easy to read dash with all the information you could need, temp - time fuel - duel trip meter, mph to kph at the touch of a button. good fuel range too for touring and good stretch for your pillions legs to the pegs.
I have done a track day at cadwell on my last vfr and was not out of place with many SPORTS bikes being left behind, Not mant people are good enough to be better than this bike on track.
This is my second vfr v-tec and yes I think they are fantastic which is why I bought my present bike ( 08 pre registered hrc bike)
bit heavy on track days but still better than most track day riders.
service is not cheap but which bike is cheep to service these days.
Jack of all trades and master of none, very true but comes very close. My second vtec in 3 years and I can not see myself with anything else in the present market.
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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
4.0
Comfort:
5.0
Build Quality:
5.0

sminsky2003 would recommend this product
big soup
Reviewed: 22 February 2010

the best all round bike out there

looks claasy in white especially (thats my colour )build quality is mighty .so comfy over long runs..sounds awesome (carbon leo vinces help)
heavy ...a bit boring ....hard as hell on juice when being proper canned
i love it as a do all bike and it can be made to look sexy
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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
4.0
Handling:
4.0
Comfort:
5.0
Build Quality:
5.0

big soup would recommend this product
daveajj
Reviewed: 27 December 2008

2008 'THE' BEST ALLROUNDER,

Comfort even with a pillion, MPG i've had over 200 miles out of the tank but as low as 150 when thrashing it, Build Quality (although too new to have any issues i've had four other Hondas which have had no trouble). Stable even with panniers and top box over 100mph.
Looks!!! Engine.......definately don't have a problem with the V-Tec.
Yes could do with a bigger tank!!! Cleaning underneath the screen!! what a pain..., not as sure footed on the twisties as i would like but coming from sportsbikes i suppose i have to allow for this. Battery life!!!! not used the bike for just over a month and it has died, ok i never used a trickle charger but i never did with my Blade and this never happened......never mind lesson learned.
Needs a bigger tank.
Fantastic bike, does what it say's on the tin, an excellent Sports Tourer erring more on the Sports than tourer.
I've just bought a 58plate R1 to mess around on at the weekend but there's no way i'm selling the VFR(my daughter wouldn't forgive me, she loves being pillion and say's it was more comfortable than my Pan???)
Score breakdown



Engine:
4.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
4.0
Comfort:
5.0
Build Quality:
5.0

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