October 12, 2009

New VFR...

On balance, this is pretty much a winner, I'd say.  The exhaust is a little, er, unconventional but on the whole, I like it.

Looks too much oriented at the Sports end of the Sports-Touring market for me to consider replaing the Pan but some of the features they have built in are amazing.

And it looks fantastic, too.  Well done Honda.

October 04, 2009

New VFR site

Found this site on my web travels.  Looks like Thursday is the day...

October 02, 2009

New ST on the way?

I may be way behind the times but...

Old news first:

It's well know that the VFR as we know it is being completely done away with and replace with an all-new 1200cc bike which seems to be a technological marvel.  Clutchless transmission (well, OK, automatic double clutch with push-button changes and a full auto mode to be exact), new super efficient V4 plant (capable of dynamically changin to 2, 3 or 4 cylinder operation) and a whole bunch of other goodies.

The Honda promo site is here. Some of the video interviews with the design and test team are interesting and new stuff is added every week or two.

Now the "new" news:

The rumour is that the reason Honda has not announced anything for next years ST model is that it, too, is to be replaced.  The replacement will be in the same classic ST style but based on the new VFR platform.  If that is true, there will be some interesting choices to be made...

September 28, 2009

More waiting.

I've had to set back picking up the bike by a week.  Humph.

September 23, 2009

Admitting defeat...

Insufficient free time means I have had to give up on resolving the problems myself.  Dropped the bike off at a local workshop this weekend and left it in their (hopefully capable) hands.

On the bright side, I talked through the various issues with the engineer there and he seemed familiar with the Honda DCBS systems.  There was  also a decent number of large bikes in the workshop out back including a few larger bikes. 

I'll be back to pick it up in a couple of weeks...

September 21, 2009

Found out at last.

My wife told me she'd found this site at the weekend.  Now I have to be VERY careful what I say, I guess...

I wonder if I need to go back through the archives and edit out any Bad Stuff. 

Nah, I'll tough it out.  After all, how bad can it be?