Author Topic: 2012 VFR1200?  (Read 22096 times)

Offline Boomer

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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2012, 05:19:07 am »
Why isn't it selling?
The seat is very uncomfortable.
It's ugly, looks like someone took a blowtorch to it.
The gas tank is small, even for a sportsbike.
It's biased too far towards the sport side of the equation so most people who would consider it will buy a CBR1000RR instead.

I know of 2 people who bought one because they were Honda lovers and VFR lovers.
One previously had a VFR800 and the other had two VFR800s (one v-tec, one not).
Both now want rid of their 1200s.
The first is looking at the C14 (he rode mine and commented that it felt like a VFR800 on steroids) and the other is just going back to his 800s.
All my friends who have Blackbirds (CBR1100XX) say they'd rather die than trade down to the VFR1200.

Over here you can buy a used 2010 VFR1200 with sidebags (colour matched) and 5300 miles for 6500UKP ($10,300).
Exactly the same money buys you a 2008 C14 (1400GTR) with 30,000 miles on it.

New the 2012 GTR is 13,300UKP ($21,100) and the 2012 VFR is 12,300UKP ($19,500) without the sidebags.
Yet the GTR is outselling the VFR about 3:1 in the UK which is a seriously sportsbike biased market.

Honda really dropped the ball on this one.
George "Boomer" Garratt
Wickford, UK