From: Kevin Gleeson on 3 Aug 2010 18:25
On Tue, 03 Aug 2010 19:26:53 +1000, "Nev.." <idiot(a)mindless.com>
>On 3/08/2010 12:20 PM, Fraser Johnston wrote:
>> "Kevin Gleeson"<kevingleeson(a)imagine-it.com.au> wrote in message
>>> On Thu, 29 Jul 2010 22:22:58 -0700 (PDT), Nev Gml<nevgml(a)gmail.com>
>>>> On Jul 30, 1:24 pm, "Fraser Johnston"<ftr...(a)iinet.net.au> wrote:
>>>>> In the grey colour it looked f*cking lovely. Nice factory panniers on it.
>>>>> the perfect bike if it wasn't so f*cking expensive.
>>>> Just between you and me, I think the VFR1200 is a souped up VFR800
>>>> replacement, rather than replacing anything in the CBR range. I saw
>>>> one a couple of months ago. In the flesh I thought not as ugly as it
>>>> looked in pictures, but still pretty ugly IMHO, particularly around
>>>> the headlight/nose section. Yet to see one on the road. Either it's
>>>> not a big seller or I don't get out as much as I used to. I read one
>>>> forum which has a lot of members who are the types of riders who would
>>>> buy that sort of bike. Between them they own more 1400GTRs than you
>>>> could poke a stick at but not a breath about the VFR (and no, it's not
>>>> a GTR forum).
>>> Yeah, I have yet to see one in the flesh but have yet to see a photo
>>> that makes i look good. And I am a former Hayabusa and Blackbird
>>> But having owned 4 Honda V engined bikes I am intrigued.
>> I thought it was awful in photos but in the plastic it is quite nice. The
>> headlight is an acquired taste but I think hayabusas look good so who am I to
>The Mk1 Hayabusa had that awful bronze colour scheme which just made the
>ugly uglier. Later black/silver/blue versions have been much more
>appealing to the eye.
What on earth made them release the bike in that bronze colour scheme
is beyond me. Suzuki have always had a penchant for pushing the limit.
The Katana is another example. So many people thought it ugly rather
than progressive. It was designed originally to be a BMW but strangely
(:-) enough BMW didn't take it on board.
I had a blue and silver Busa and it was a sweet looking thing in 90%
of its perspective (front on was still not real pretty).
I will still reserve my judgment til I sees a VFR1200 in the flesh. I
have to admit the idea of a current tech 1200cc Honda V4 in a good
frame does interest me.
From: Peter on 8 Aug 2010 15:30
> (off to stare at my 950adv)
Still overheating is it?
From: Marty H on 9 Aug 2010 03:29
On Aug 9, 5:30 am, Peter <some...(a)microsoft.com> wrote:
> > mh
> > (off to stare at my 950adv)
> Still overheating is it?
From: G-S on 9 Aug 2010 04:44
On 9/08/10 5:29 PM, Marty H wrote:
> On Aug 9, 5:30 am, Peter<some...(a)microsoft.com> wrote:
>>> (off to stare at my 950adv)
>> Still overheating is it?
> worse...in pieces
More details please...
From: Nev.. on 9 Aug 2010 05:22
On 9/08/2010 6:44 PM, G-S wrote:
> On 9/08/10 5:29 PM, Marty H wrote:
>> On Aug 9, 5:30 am, Peter<some...(a)microsoft.com> wrote:
>>>> (off to stare at my 950adv)
>>> Still overheating is it?
>> worse...in pieces
> More details please...
i t ' s a K T M !