Tell me everything you know about the Honda VF1200F
There are two versions, the conventional transmission and Dual Clutch automatic.
In 2010, standard was $16k, and the auto was an eye-watering $17.5k without bags ($1300) and top case ($1000).
Not surprisingly there are more than a few still left on dealer floors. Seems every third dealer has one discounted today. Honda must have a dealer rebate on them now because most are around $11k brand new. Some even at $10k.
At original price, no way. But heavily discounted the bike is interesting. It seems like perhaps the perfect bike for the type of riding I would do, far better than my current bike.
It seems the DCT version is very polarizing, although if I had a choice it would probably be what I would pick. The technology to me is appealing and it would always be a conversation piece. Reviews of the DCT have been mostly positive as well. The standard bike doesn't seem too bad either. I do wonder how much it costs to R&R the DCT system when it wears out someday though.
From what I have been able to gather the cost for general maintenance is less than the 6th gen VFR800 VTEC, which would be a plus. Shaft drive and decent ergos too would be good.
It's also got 140+ horsepower too, and the standard version turned a 10.20 1/4 mile in the 2010 Sport Rider test. Perhaps the fastest shaft drive bike ever (maybe the 1700cc V-max is faster, not sure).
1985 Honda VF1000R, 1990 Ducati 851, 2008 YZ450F