Nutz's VFR 800

The news and your views about biking

Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 22 Feb 2019, 20:48

Now there's a thread title I never in a million years thought I would see!!


So, after a dull train ride to Bristol and a slightly less dull ride back it's home.

And I actually quite like it, it wasn't a dull ride at all, it was actually pretty good fun.

Left the dealers in glorious sunshine and about 12-13 degrees, I was feeling quite warm stood about. The dealer had chucked a bit of fuel in, which amounted to about 1/3 of a tank, so I decided to scarper into the sun and make for home on the a roads. Only to run right into Bristol traffic (facepalm).

So first points about the vfr. It's very good in town, the low down fuelling is great and the clutch is easy on the arm. The panniers however are as wide as Beyonce's arse, I'm convinced I clipped a car but there are no marks on the pannier and I don't remember any horn beeping... Fingers crossed..

Once out of town the bike really comes into its own. The pickup from 4k is smooth and it rolls gracefully up until 7k and the VTEC kicks in, then it's like flicking a switch as the power really arrives. I got no where near the red line, but I never needed to.

And while we're on the subject of the elephant in the room with these bikes, the VTEC. Yes it is horrible riding at 7k RPM with the VTEC on and off... So I've already learned, don't. Simple as.

I came back along the A4, a route Frankie and kingfixer will know well. The wind protection is perfect and the bikes agility at speed when taking the sweeping bends will annoy a lot of sports bikes.

It was dark when I got home so I'll grab some pics in the morning, but at the moment I'm feeling very happy with my choice. I also now know why am old mate of mine loved his VFR so much.
You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough - Mario Andretti
User avatar
D6Nutz
 
Posts: 5235
Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 21:26
Has thanked: 333 times
Been thanked: 1477 times
Your Bike: KTM 990 Superduke

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Kwacky » 22 Feb 2019, 20:55

That sounds like a decent bike to keep you entertained on the commute
User avatar
Kwacky
 
Posts: 30745
Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 21:52
Location: Brum
Has thanked: 2796 times
Been thanked: 5904 times
Your Bike: Versys 650 GT; ATAS

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby duke63 » 22 Feb 2019, 22:08

Always a good reason bikes sell well.

And it's a V4.

Enjoy.
User avatar
duke63
 
Posts: 11690
Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 07:34
Location: Staffordshire
Has thanked: 2699 times
Been thanked: 3058 times
Your Bike: Ducati 748 and Multistrada 1200

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby C00kiemonster » 23 Feb 2019, 08:12

Sounds great. I nearly bought one a while back. Perfect tourer too..
User avatar
C00kiemonster
 
Posts: 6493
Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 07:11
Location: Froggie Land
Has thanked: 2454 times
Been thanked: 1249 times
Your Bike: Triumph Street Triple 765 R

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 23 Feb 2019, 10:51

Here she is in all her blue touring glory ImageImage
You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough - Mario Andretti
User avatar
D6Nutz
 
Posts: 5235
Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 21:26
Has thanked: 333 times
Been thanked: 1477 times
Your Bike: KTM 990 Superduke

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Kwacky » 23 Feb 2019, 10:56

Looks good mate. That colour looks spot on.
User avatar
Kwacky
 
Posts: 30745
Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 21:52
Location: Brum
Has thanked: 2796 times
Been thanked: 5904 times
Your Bike: Versys 650 GT; ATAS

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Stonesie » 23 Feb 2019, 12:41

That looks great, enjoy getting to know it.
User avatar
Stonesie
 
Posts: 945
Joined: 11 Jun 2014, 21:43
Has thanked: 433 times
Been thanked: 353 times
Your Bike: 2017 SuperDuke GT

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Cav » 23 Feb 2019, 13:19

Nice colour... just like the one I saw every morning and was in awe of (admittedly, mostly due to the exhaust note)
User avatar
Cav
 
Posts: 4251
Joined: 27 Oct 2015, 12:00
Has thanked: 334 times
Been thanked: 980 times
Your Bike: 2009 ZX6R

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 23 Feb 2019, 14:10

This has still got the standard snorters on, so does sound a bit like a hairdryer. It's got a lovely induction roar when the vtec kicks in though.
You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough - Mario Andretti
User avatar
D6Nutz
 
Posts: 5235
Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 21:26
Has thanked: 333 times
Been thanked: 1477 times
Your Bike: KTM 990 Superduke

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Cav » 23 Feb 2019, 14:20

Are you gonna keep an eye out for a cheap aftermarket set or are you not at all fussed?

It can be nice having a quiet exhaust but in the city I definitely prefer being heard by other road users from a safety point of view
User avatar
Cav
 
Posts: 4251
Joined: 27 Oct 2015, 12:00
Has thanked: 334 times
Been thanked: 980 times
Your Bike: 2009 ZX6R

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D41 » 23 Feb 2019, 14:30

Yep...the color is spot-on. Nice!
User avatar
D41
 
Posts: 9011
Joined: 22 Sep 2014, 11:36
Has thanked: 2838 times
Been thanked: 822 times
Your Bike: Triumph Daytona 650.

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Cav » 23 Feb 2019, 14:39

I'm trying to find the exhaust that was on the VFR I loved but I can't.

Maybe it wasn't Micron. It wasn't obnoxious but it has 4 individual pipes under the seat. The pipes were in the same position as the stock but without the rest of the housing /baffle
User avatar
Cav
 
Posts: 4251
Joined: 27 Oct 2015, 12:00
Has thanked: 334 times
Been thanked: 980 times
Your Bike: 2009 ZX6R

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 23 Feb 2019, 15:24

Cav wrote:I'm trying to find the exhaust that was on the VFR I loved but I can't.

Maybe it wasn't Micron. It wasn't obnoxious but it has 4 individual pipes under the seat. The pipes were in the same position as the stock but without the rest of the housing /baffle
Lazer ?

https://youtu.be/B5suLRCr3Bw

I'm going to leave it standard for now, I rode back this morning an realised I'd forgotten to put my ear plugs in and it was fine. The KTM is unbaffled at the moment and to be honest, the down is a bit tiresome on dual carriageway's after a while.
You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough - Mario Andretti
User avatar
D6Nutz
 
Posts: 5235
Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 21:26
Has thanked: 333 times
Been thanked: 1477 times
Your Bike: KTM 990 Superduke

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Cav » 23 Feb 2019, 15:31

Ahh.. that might be it !!
User avatar
Cav
 
Posts: 4251
Joined: 27 Oct 2015, 12:00
Has thanked: 334 times
Been thanked: 980 times
Your Bike: 2009 ZX6R

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Stonesie » 23 Feb 2019, 15:39

Sounds like my MT-10 did, that's one thing that I miss about that bike... Not the fuel consumption though, 75 miles to the light on the IOM!
User avatar
Stonesie
 
Posts: 945
Joined: 11 Jun 2014, 21:43
Has thanked: 433 times
Been thanked: 353 times
Your Bike: 2017 SuperDuke GT

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 23 Feb 2019, 15:51

Stonesie wrote:Sounds like my MT-10 did, that's one thing that I miss about that bike... Not the fuel consumption though, 75 miles to the light on the IOM!
That was a standard run for the RSV (facepalm)
You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough - Mario Andretti
User avatar
D6Nutz
 
Posts: 5235
Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 21:26
Has thanked: 333 times
Been thanked: 1477 times
Your Bike: KTM 990 Superduke

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Frankie » 23 Feb 2019, 16:00

Looks nice, lots of bike for the money.
User avatar
Frankie
 
Posts: 2911
Joined: 11 Mar 2014, 21:37
Has thanked: 527 times
Been thanked: 996 times
Your Bike: Fast Ones

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Blade » 23 Feb 2019, 17:55

Looks good and great bikes. Enjoy it (y)
User avatar
Blade
 
Posts: 16881
Joined: 14 Mar 2014, 18:43
Location: North West
Has thanked: 2675 times
Been thanked: 3327 times
Your Bike: Kawasaki ZX10R

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby duke63 » 23 Feb 2019, 19:11

Are you tempted to remove the rim tape, Jon?
User avatar
duke63
 
Posts: 11690
Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 07:34
Location: Staffordshire
Has thanked: 2699 times
Been thanked: 3058 times
Your Bike: Ducati 748 and Multistrada 1200

Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 23 Feb 2019, 19:19

duke63 wrote:Are you tempted to remove the rim tape, Jon?
Not sure I can be arsed. I don't normally like rim tape but removing anything sticky can often turn into a ballache of a job.
You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough - Mario Andretti
User avatar
D6Nutz
 
Posts: 5235
Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 21:26
Has thanked: 333 times
Been thanked: 1477 times
Your Bike: KTM 990 Superduke

Next

Return to Biking Stuff

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest