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Offline ZG

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2012 VFR1200?
« on: October 22, 2011, 12:37:12 pm »
So has anyone seen the new 2012 VFR1200, I don't see anything listed on the Honda site but I came across this pic, are the 12's black? I didn't like the red color of the 11's...
 

 

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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011, 06:05:34 pm »
Jeeezus that's one ugly looking bike !!!!  :o

So glad I'm not in the market for anything but Kwakas :P
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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2011, 06:07:53 pm »
Sorry guys, just had to make this post as my last one was number 13..... don't want anything bad to happen now do we!!! (Like buying a VFR1200 :S
Mark, One half of the "Formation Crashing Greaves Brothers".    1986 GTR1000 A1, 1988 GTR1000 A2, 1989 GPZ900R A3, 1986 GPZ1000RX A1, 1983 GT750 P3, 2000 ZX12R-A1, 1990 ZZR1100 C1, 1986 CBR500, 1985 XT500, 1987 XJS 3.6, 1995 XJ6 3.2 Sport, 1992 XJ40 4.0S, 1987 Capri 3.0S,1993 Xantia 1.9TD, 1993 W124 250D, 1999 S210 E280 4-Matic, 1996 LDV400, 1999 P38 2.5 DSE. I think I have a problem......

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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011, 06:22:31 pm »
I've had some great Honda's and some even better Suzuki's, I like having multiple options in the garage to ride, I love my Connie but would never only buy Kawi...  :loco:

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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2011, 10:02:31 pm »
I've had some great Honda's and some even better Suzuki's, I like having multiple options in the garage to ride, I love my Connie but would never only buy Kawi...  :loco:

+1  I always thought I'd be a Honda guy... been riding them for years.  Thought I'd give Kawasaki a try... and I like what I have right now.  I wouldn't close off my choices to one brand.

I'm waiting to see more about the Cross Tourer in November at the EICMA show. :)
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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2011, 11:14:30 pm »
I gotta take a picture of this thing with me on our next group ride. Maybe I can get the group to quit giving me so much grief about not having replaced the exhaust system yet!!! At least the C14 potato launcher is functionally ugly, that Mad Max retro looking hunk of misplaced metal the VFR took some aesthetic effort to give a remarkable ugliness.

Pity, I thought my 2001 VFR was one of the better looking modern-era bikes.

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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2011, 11:30:03 pm »
I gotta take a picture of this thing with me on our next group ride. Maybe I can get the group to quit giving me so much grief about not having replaced the exhaust system yet!!! At least the C14 potato launcher is functionally ugly, that Mad Max retro looking hunk of misplaced metal the VFR took some aesthetic effort to give a remarkable ugliness.

Pity, I thought my 2001 VFR was one of the better looking modern-era bikes.

Akra makes a couple really sweet looking pipe's for the 12 IMO!  8)
 
Taking the oem exhaust off any bike is a given these days, I'm guessing omissions stuff is why they make them so ugly, I've had a couple dozen bikes and to be honest with you I can't think of one that I rocked the oem exhaust...
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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2011, 07:00:21 am »
I get the 2 bikes mixxed up a little (VFR1200 and the NT700) I thunk you can buy bigger bags (atleast the outter sides) over in the Euro markets. And one of these 2 bikes required removal of the exhaust to replace a rear tire. CRAZY!!! I saw it in "Doin' Time" from Motorcyclist Magazine probably a year ago. Good things to know before pulling the trigger on 1.
The black looks way better than the red. Blue would look good too.
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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2011, 11:33:29 am »
The new to be Crosstourer has "seriously" got my attention, probably the only bike that would be able to sway me away from the C14's.
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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2011, 11:50:51 am »
That Crosstourer is a great looking bike, it will eventually replace my KLR, but never the 14.  Hopefully they have one at the next IMS, I'd stand in line for a test ride.  That VFR?  Looks like something designed by Michael Jordan 8)  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, in this case I see a beauty queen missing 16 teeth ;)

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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2011, 11:53:09 am »
in this case I see a beauty queen missing 16 teeth ;)

How could that be a bad thing??  ???   :-X   ;)

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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2011, 12:02:42 pm »

How could that be a bad thing??  ???   :-X   ;)
Have you priced mixed drinks in a bar lately?  Beauty is only a light switch away 8)

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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2011, 01:16:03 pm »
Have you priced mixed drinks in a bar lately?  Beauty is only a light switch away 8)

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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2011, 02:46:01 pm »
In the eyes of the beerholder!!!!
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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2011, 02:48:56 pm »
Jeeezus that's one ugly looking bike !!!!  :o

So glad I'm not in the market for anything but Kwakas :P

Ugly in black.  But it sure looks great in red. ;)