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New VFR1200F

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by VFR_KID, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. VFR_KID

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 3, 2008

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    Location: Fife way up in Scotland

    Anyone else interested in the new line up of VFR's?

    Im interested to see what this new double clutch system is like and what this strange gearbox combination has to offer.

    Looks wise im not overly keen on it but then all new bikes appear to be going in the same direction

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  2. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Looks nice! is that actually what it should look like? or another performance bikes mockups?
     
  3. rsatd

    Mobster

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    Location: London

    If the little "sneak preview" pic mcn posted on their site, is that... To me it looks fairly fugly :(
     
  4. SKILL

    Soldato

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    Location: Melksham

    I believe that's just a mockup, but the bike is interesting technologically:

    1200cc V-Four, capable of running on 2 or even 3 cylinders to save fuel
    dual-clutch gearbox, seemingly with a full auto, 'sports' mode auto and a 'semi-auto' mode as well

    Unfortunately it seems they're going for the sports tourer market with it, what they should do is make a V4 400/600 sports bike (or both :p), or even a V4 1000...
     
  5. Flukester

    Man of Honour

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    Location: Christchurch UK

    sounds crazy.. flappy paddle bike :(
     
  6. VFR_KID

    Mobster

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    Location: Fife way up in Scotland

    Vould be intresting to see what a now version of the VFR450 Would be like. and of the VFR750 in the sports range.

    The images I have found look much the same.

    3 models will be

    VFR1200F Sports tourer
    VFR1200T New pan Euro
    VFR1200X Adventure bike
     
  7. VFR_KID

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    Looks crazy, I would post a youtube video of it, but work blocked it so cant Just have a quick search you will see
     
  8. Dr Who

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Wiltshire

    Looks very nice, be interesting to see how the final version shapes up
     
  9. SKILL

    Soldato

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    Location: Melksham

    It's still uses the traditional gear shift, would be interesting though as I'm assuming there is no manually operated clutch, once moving I think it'd be good (auto for lazy cruising, semi-auto for fun), but pulling away without a clutch is gonna be interesting, but then not sure how well that's done in the DSG style cars?

    EDIT: Just watched the vid, I'm wrong, uses a paddle/thumbshifter on the left hand clip-on to shift up/down, whats wrong with a proper gear lever? ¬_¬
     
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  10. VFR_KID

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    I agree, bikes have had the same fundamentals for years so why start screwing about with it.
     
  11. Fireskull

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    Lazy, why else would you buy a VFR....... *Hides* :D
     
  12. Scythe

    Soldato

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    Don't quite understand why they would put a semi auto gearbox on a bike, you barely have to move to change gear and it helps to prevent you from completely switching off and not paying attention.
     
  13. SKILL

    Soldato

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    :) They used to make good VFR's, then they made the VFR800 ¬_¬

    V4 Is the future :p
     
  14. Fireskull

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    I would love the NC35 :)
     
  15. VFR_KID

    Mobster

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    Agreed, For example my VFR750FG :p
     
  16. kippermitten

    Wise Guy

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    Dont agree with this entirely - its an option to change gear differently to the norm and while being easier and different to normal foot opperated changes, if anything gives you more time to study the road ahead and around you.
    Race bike have had button upshifters for sometime and it doesnt make them complacent!
     
  17. Fireskull

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    The FG is more like back to the future :D
     
  18. .one.

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    How does it ? i do not even have to think when gear shifting it's fully automated in my mind i can feel the force luke :)
     
  19. VFR_KID

    Mobster

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    Once I finaly get a decent ride on it I will probably say "Bring Back the Future" lol

    You neednt talk lol, you will be getting a Vespa once yer back on the road, All you can be trusted with.
    (No offence intended there)

    Infact here is your next bike.

    [​IMG]

    Taken from Random thread lol
     
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  20. Sagalout

    Soldato

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    Location: Harrogate

    Interested in the engine. Not interested in the bike or ridiculous gearbox.

    Typical Honda - will be incredibly competent and powerful with not an ounce of charachter :p