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    End of the VFR era.

    Honda's legendary VFR which has been a staple of Honda's range has come to the end of the line.
    It's been an icon of Honda's showrooms since 1997 until the final 8th generation of 2014-2017.

    https://www.facebook.com/HondaMotorcyclesAustralia/ see Post 18th of April 2018.

    So after that shocking bit of news, I'm left wondering what or if Honda will replace it with? Will Honda be offering a new sports tourer for the "cannibals" or will it be yet another gaping hole in their line up?

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    Hold on to your VFR800 Firestorms people, they're about to become valuable collectors items.



    Edit: I didn't out an apostrophe there, stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cone Cat View Post
    Honda's legendary VFR which has been a staple of Honda's range has come to the end of the line.
    It's been an icon of Honda's showrooms since 1997 until the final 8th generation of 2014-2017.

    https://www.facebook.com/HondaMotorcyclesAustralia/ see Post 18th of April 2018.

    So after that shocking bit of news, I'm left wondering what or if Honda will replace it with? Will Honda be offering a new sports tourer for the "cannibals" or will it be yet another gaping hole in their line up?
    Can't see shit as you need to log into Fuckbook

    EDIT: Tried again and eventually managed to see it, doesn't mention the end of the VFR1200 though just the VFR800

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loud View Post
    Hold on to your VFR800 Firestorms people, they're about to become valuable collector's items.
    The Firestorm was the VTR1000F and went many years ago

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    Reckon Honda have lost their way a bit...other than the Fireblade which is suffering... from reports I have read.
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    I dunno, their growth since 1947 looks to be pretty solid...

    But having seen the latest Civic Type R I think the whole company needs to be burnt at the stake.
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    i like the civic type r, its no Golf GTI or focus Rs but a step in the right direction for jap performance minis..

    screw the VFR, im not old enough for one yet and im sure there will be something better by the time i am


    maybe they are funneling money for a new Jet lol
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    I really enjoy my VFR 1200f it was a great replacement for the ST1300.
    Shalf drive, great economy, good in corners,better brakes and a pleasure to ride.
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    Can’t think of any Honda I’d own from new. The fireblade is ok but the other manufacturers have better options, there’s no new cbr600, the cbr300 is one of the worst in class, and only Honda France sells the CRF as a motard (which I wouldn’t get in enduro trim either). Walking into a Honda showroom, with the exception of the Grom there’s literally nothing that interests me to ride and/or buy.

    How or why has their range become so boring ?
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    it is true, no 2 stroke enduro, the CRF450X is gone & they never changed it since it came out in 2005 and the new RX isnt much chop

    buuuut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cone Cat View Post
    It's been an icon of Honda's showrooms since 1997 until the final 8th generation of 2014-2017.
    Don't know where you got that piece of information from but it's incorrect. The first VFR (replacing the VF) was released in 1986. The first single sided swingarm VFR was out in 1990. I had one of those, a 1992 edition. The VFR 800 come out in 1998.

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    All the same Honda's current line up is mostly crap but given the way motorcycles and riders are going perhaps they see something we dont?....22k for a two person vehicle that leaves you exposed to the weather and dickheads on the road??
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    VFR750 had its hey day in the '90s with a bulletproof reputation.


    Honda just released a new CB1000R naked model.
    Power has increased but still down on its competitors and its looks ugly.

    They should look at expanding their adventure bike range as thats where the market has moved towards.

    Lets be honest though, Honda make their money from selling scooters and postie bikes.



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    ^^ I guess there's a couple of 'Transformers...' fanbois at Honda havin a reach around .. over that design.. \-( ^^
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    Here's hoping that Honda gets a big hit to the head with the common sense stick and they replace a legend with another legend.

    That they bring back the Blackbird. It'll be powered by a retuned for touring thou from the blade, the comfy one piece seat, twin exhaust, big tank, centre stand and luggage and style it just like you'd expect with a modern take on the bird.
    Yeah, probably won't happen. But at least I made Para045 smile.

    Quote Originally Posted by Para045 View Post
    Can't see shit as you need to log into Fuckbook

    EDIT: Tried again and eventually managed to see it, doesn't mention the end of the VFR1200 though just the VFR800
    That's because the VFR1200 ended production some time ago. It's actually the 7th generation VFR. Honda ceased production of the 6th generation 800cc and replaced it with the 1200 before reverting back to the 800cc in 2014 with the 8th generation, the current and final model.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hati View Post
    Don't know where you got that piece of information from but it's incorrect. The first VFR (replacing the VF) was released in 1986. The first single sided swingarm VFR was out in 1990. I had one of those, a 1992 edition. The VFR 800 come out in 1998.
    That is from Honda's facebook page. I think they may be referring to the VFR800 here and not the 750's. So it's correct as far as the 800cc capacity goes, but the VFR has 8 generations which begain with the 750's in 1986. The VFR has had four engine sizes, 400, 750, 800 and 1200cc.
    Yeah I think it's poor form that Honda are only referring to the 800cc here in their tribute because as you say, the VFR has been in Honda dealerships for over 30 years.

    Like Para45, I have trouble seeing the facebook post as well. The images are all 800cc models, none of the 750 or 1200's.
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    Other then the first VFR750 which i quite liked, i think after they built the SP1 and SP2 to win SBK the whole VFR range became orphaned and they probably should have killed off the whole range and made a new Blackbird. Someone up high in Honda must have had a real moisty for it to keep them going this long.

    Honda do have solid selling and performing bikes in the main parts ( my opinion of course being a Honda fan...) the 500cc LAMS bike, 600cc sports, Blade but i agree outside of the Honda Africa twin they dont have something in a bike that gives me even half a chubb.

    Why has the range become so generic i think because they are “global” models built for every country, like a Camry, good solid capable car that are profitable can be sold into any market but overall as boring as fuck.

    This is what happens when you globalise anything you take out individuality and excitement. Australia please take note.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cone Cat View Post
    The VFR has had three engine sizes, 750, 800 and 1200cc.
    They also did a 400cc V4 motor

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    I for one cannot stand this transformer look that many are following...even the R1 nose cone looks like its been shaped with an angle grinder....wouldnt be so bad if this sort of design had an upside such as being invisble to speed camera's
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    Sport touring is dead. That application has been taken over by the soft adventure segment (eg Multistrada / V Strom / etc - even Africa Twin at a pinch). A good thing too in my book - after a ride through the Wheatbelt on my Valkyrie I can see the advantages of longer travel suspension on our shit country roads... outside of Albany Hwy they are only getting worse. I would have needed a kidney belt on a sports bike - I'm getting too old to be bounced down the road like that anymore.

    I still think Honda are the most under-rated manufacturer out there though - cheap, practical, reliable and still frigging awesome to ride. The fact they don't have the biggest Brembos or the best Ohlins doesn't detract from the fact they are great fun to ride compared to 99% of motorbikes ever made. If a Blade, VFR1200X or even my Valk isn't exciting enough for you, then you really need to just twist that throttle a bit harder... They are fantastic bikes and while they may not be quite as exciting or capable on the edge as the european stuff, the ownership experience shits all over them. GL1800 engines go over half a million miles in the States with mostly just the basics being done - how many europeans can say that? These bikes are built for riding - a lot, without having to re-mortgage the house. That's what I like to do...
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    huh..?

    Surely the letters are mixed up..

    RVF...?
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