[OntVFR] OntVFR Digest, Vol 42, Issue 12 FJR discussions

Taylor, Brad brad.taylor at tc.gc.ca
Thu Aug 10 07:05:12 EDT 2017

I've been without a VFR for almost two years now as I sold my RWB 2007 in the summer of 2015. I've been so busy since that I haven't even given another bike much thought but when I take the plunge again it will probably be for a VFR 1200. The additional power, great ergonomics, luggage an appearance are just the right balance. I've looked at the FJR and at one time it was at the top of my list but the motor lacks character, much like many inline 4s and that is so important to me. My second choice would be a Ducati Multistrada. Cost is the only thing that will probably keep me off a Duc. 

Brad Taylor
Civil Aviation Safety Inspector/Inspecteur de la sécurité de l'aviation civile

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Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2017 13:36:03 -0600
From: David Davidson <did at rogers.com>
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Subject: Re: [OntVFR] 1st time 25 yrs I am vfrless.
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FJR's seem to have a universal following.  I'm thinking about a 97-02 ST, probably more for value and reliability than anything else.
Happy to hear what others think...


> On Aug 9, 2017, at 12:20 PM, mike mckinnon <2bikemike at gmail.com> wrote:
> Fjr is more like an enhanced vfr than the st.   More power and less heavy dry weight.  Quick handling as needed.  With the top case it compares to goldwing storage.  
> Can you tell I like the fjr over ST?
> cheers
> 2bikemike
>> On Aug 9, 2017 1:02 PM, "David Davidson" <did at rogers.com> wrote:
>> John - any feedback on what the bike is like for riding 2 up? I'm getting very close to joining the FJR/ST camp for better touring and riding with a passenger.
>> ---David
>>> On Aug 9, 2017, at 7:52 AM, John Power <jksp1944 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Sold my Vfr and bought a 2009 CBF1000A. Find it is superior to a VFR 
>>> in all respect especially touring. It is fast, handles excellent, 
>>> great brakes and for long distance the stock seat is the best I have 
>>> ever seen. VFR has great engine but is not even close to the 
>>> CBF1000A in all other respects John Power
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>> On Aug 9, 2017, at 12:17 AM, Peter Chang <pjchang at rogers.com> wrote:
>>>> Sounds like the right choice..... If I wised up, I might make the same choice. 
>>>> 3 tanks of fuel through the vfr this year.... 
>>>> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>>>> On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 11:10 PM, quentin at lageer.com 
>>>> <quentin at lageer.com> wrote:
>>>> Well it was a mixed emotions day, but my 92 has found a new home.    I have not been riding it very much over the last 3 or 4 years. Maybe putting 2000km on a year if I was lucky. The last 2 years I didn't even have it on the road at all.  
>>>> My boys are really liking the kid size 4wheelers and I am sure my bil is wishing I would get my own machine and the selling of the VFR was the first step in daddy getting his own machine.   
>>>> The vfr went to a nice guy in TO who works in Stoffville. So I am sure that it will get more use then what what I am able to do.   
>>>> So I will go back into lurking mode and enjoy the commentaries that go on about reg/rec, oil vs wd40, tires, seargent vs Corbin, Dino vs synth.... the list goes on.  
>>>> So see yah on the 4wheeler trails.
>>>> _______________________________________________

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