Okay, so this is sort of a Want To Buy post, but not really. I want to buy a Honda VFR, but I don't know enough yet to decide which one to buy, so I want some advice.
First of all, what I want is a bike with Sport Touring capability for going on trips, but general sportiness for commuting around town the rest of the time. The VFR seems to be the best mix of the two, and hard luggage is available for the VFR (getting tired of the soft luggage on my Nighthawk).
What i've found so far:
up to 1997 - 750cc.
1998 to present - 800cc.
1998 - first year with fuel injection and linked brakes.
1999 - basically the same as 1998.
2002 - Redesigned bodywork, undertail exhaust.
They all seem to have reports of eating regulators. Anyone know how often they die? Or how much it costs to fix?
Are the extra 50cc, FI, and linked brakes worth the increase in insurance?
Anything else I should be looking for on VFR's?
Any other bikes people would recommend? Keep in mind i'm trying to keep this in the $7.5-10K range (pretty big range, I know).