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New Sport Tourer from Honda

http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/2010-honda-vfr-1200f/#6

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Yeap they are supposed to replace the ST1300 with a version of that bike as well. I cant wait to see it in real life. Its about time Honda did something with the little VFR motor to get it on par with the current offerings from the other manufacturers.

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Yeap they are supposed to replace the ST1300 with a version of that bike as well. I cant wait to see it in real life. Its about time Honda did something with the little VFR motor to get it on par with the current offerings from the other manufacturers.
That's what it looks like, though the ST had a pretty different audience than the VFR, more like the FJR Yamaha or Concours 14 that say an FZ1 Yammie, which is similar to the VFR.

Might just be they are consolidating for financial reasons and telling everyone something else so as not to scare the buyers away...

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The ST had engine heat issues to the rider's legs. I hope they took the Yamaha FJR engineering route and engineered a cooler ****-pit for the rider.

I'll have to admit, it is an eye-catching machine! Love that single side arm shaft drive.
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Seems like todays' manufacturers are going with the love it or hate it theme. I personally think that thing is fugly, like they mated the fireblade with the old vfr and made it sort of transformerish. From the looks of those pics, the riding position for a "sport tourer" seems to be a little too compromised and let's not forgett that silencer, jideous!

If they actually make this thing, I bet that the price to join the fugly club would be quite high as it seems that the japanese manufacturers are trying to compete with the euro market not only in looks but price as well on the larger models.

I had already read a little about it on asphalt & rubber but had only one pic and from the front and eally couldn't see it as I did now

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Look at the photo of the couple on it; the riding positions of the passenger and rider are very close to that of the V, maybe the bars are slightly lower. With 172 hp, that dude is going to lose his lady off the back!

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The ST had engine heat issues to the rider's legs..
My old Concours had way more heat hit your legs than my ST. In fact on a hot day the ST isn’t much hotter than the Versys in stop and go traffic. Underway the hot air blasting from the right side of the Versys radiator is way hotter than anything I have experienced on my ST.

Having said that I did read that they have given a lot of engineering thought to a “cooler” cockpit on this new VFR.

I want to see what the ST version is going to look like. The VFR version is a little to much sport for a decent two up machine for me and my wife. If they putt a slightly taller shield, bags and higher bars I will buy one. Hell I may just wait and see how badly the automatic version sells and pick one up discounted.

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It's not 2032 yet. I guess love it or hate it
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I think it's pretty awesome. And I'm sure there will be plenty of aftermarket stuff to make it into a comfortable touring machine. Bar risers come to mind, along with luggage, a taller windscreen etc. This thing just might be a big hit!

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Stupid looking thing! Did they hire away all the old designers from BMW?
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Seems like todays' manufacturers are going with the love it or hate it theme. I personally think that thing is fugly,
And the Versys is sleeping beauty? It too has its fugly qualities. But it is fast and a joy to ride.
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My old Concours had way more heat hit your legs than my ST. In fact on a hot day the ST isn’t much hotter than the Versys in stop and go traffic. Underway the hot air blasting from the right side of the Versys radiator is way hotter than anything I have experienced on my ST.

Having said that I did read that they have given a lot of engineering thought to a “cooler” cockpit on this new VFR.

I want to see what the ST version is going to look like. The VFR version is a little to much sport for a decent two up machine for me and my wife. If they putt a slightly taller shield, bags and higher bars I will buy one. Hell I may just wait and see how badly the automatic version sells and pick one up discounted.
Automatics have a selling problem. You can still get a new automatic FJR that is 2 years old from dealers.
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And the Versys is sleeping beauty? It too has its fugly qualities. But it is fast and a joy to ride.

Good one, thing is the only possible fugly I see on the V is that front light but it grows on ya after awhile. It's just that love or hate thing is growing fast and that thing IS fugly, maybe if made it could be different in person as I found out with the Aprilia RSV4 Factory when I saw it in person. I too had my doubts about that bike but in person, she's real perty (looks a lot like the RC212V).

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I would describe the style as art-deco meet the transformers.
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I think it is styled similarly to the Victory Vision.




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Seems like they shared the designer
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Omg!!

This thing is Hideous! That has to be the most uncomfortable looking sport tour I have seen. I just looked at the fairing and Exhaust. Excuse me while I go Vomit!
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Looks like something an old man would ride.
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I really liked the last VFR, but this thing really didn't go the same way styling wise.
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It pretty much has the ZX14 and Busa in its sites. They should post pics of the rear end more. Thats the view most people will have (just under 180hp I think).

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