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VTEC first impressions
Honda VFR800 VTEC
Member Name: MAT900XLT
Honda VFR800 VTEC
Date: 29/01/02, updated on 29/01/02 (8460 review reads)
Advantages: comfortable, easy to ride
I have had my Vtec for 6 weeks now and despite the weather have managed a few hundred miles. First opinion is that compared with the old VFR800 the seat height may be the same but bike width is the problem for short people like me, it realy is a stretch, even after having the seat reduced
The ride is comfortabe and easy and with the bike weight low down there is less stress on the arms, compared with my ZZR600 it is a pleasure to drive it around the town as the engine is very responsive at low speed. I have not used it in VTEC mode as this only comes in at 7000rpm and while running in I have not exceeded 6000rpm.
Pillion position according to my wife is comfortable and her bum and legs do not get stiff during longer rides.
Main niggles are that the screen should be higher as even for me the wind just catches the top of my helmet, and a hugger is my first priority as the rear wheel spay gets all over the underside of the seat and the exhausts, but maybe it's only for riding in the dry!!
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