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Sounds like I need to post here first. Currently looking at "upgrading" my 2009 VFR800 after 2 years with it. It was a good "return to motorcycling" bike after a 10 years hiatus but I feel the itch to get something a bit twitchier before I get too old.. :laugh: Had a ZX-6E and a CBR1100XX before the VFR.
 

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Sounds like I need to post here first. Currently looking at "upgrading" my 2009 VFR800 after 2 years with it. It was a good "return to motorcycling" bike after a 10 years hiatus but I feel the itch to get something a bit twitchier before I get too old.. :laugh: Had a ZX-6E and a CBR1100XX before the VFR.
Nice bikes you've owned previously, but it's time you step up to the next level and buy a Supersport. Trust me, you'll be glad you did!
 

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Great advice from Ventura17SS. Buy it - you'll like it!!!
 
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Welcome. There was a time I really wanted a 4th gen VFR. Sporty, reliable, comfortable ergos, and tons of character... a lot of things that attracted me to the Supersport as well. I'd recommend contacting your local dealer for a read ride, in sure you'll be pleased.
 

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Welcome to the forum. I had an older VFR and for the past 2 years I was considering getting a new VFR. Honda seemed to forget the bike and with no new model I kept wavering each season until I found the SS. It was hard, as the Honda dealers that still has "New" 2014 VFRs for $9k, quite tempting. Even though the SS cost significantly more the one thing that I keep reminding myself is the feeling that I get when I park the bike, walk away and then look back at it. It is at that moment that you realize that the SS was worth every penny.
 

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Even though the SS cost significantly more the one thing that I keep reminding myself is the feeling that I get when I park the bike, walk away and then look back at it. It is at that moment that you realize that the SS was worth every penny.
No truer words spoken, every time I park up I look back and grin "wow the extra pennies were worth it"
 

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Just for completeness here are a couple other bikes you might want to consider:

Aprilia Tuono 1100RR
Yamaha FZ-10
Triumph Street Triple R
Sure, check those bikes out if in the market for the Supersport, but they're not direct competitors:

Aprilia - lacks a good fairing, poor dealer network
Yamaha - lacks wind protection, ugly as can be
Triumph - minimal wind protection, won't have the mid-range torque of the SS
VFR 800 - you already heard about this one

Missing from the list is the BMW R1200RS. I've ridden it and it works well, probably better than the SS if you ride a passenger most of the time, but pretty expensive and not as sporty as the SS.
 
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