I am wondering if a VFR 800 would be a good second bike for me to get. To give some background information. Before I started into street bikes I owned a Honda 230cc dirt bike that I drove around in trails for about 3 years.
I took our provinces mandatory Motorcycle Safety Course with my friend last year and then I picked up a used 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 650R very soon after. I have driven this bike for approximately 3 months (1000-1500km) and I am quite comfortable on it, and on motorcycles in general. The reasons I am looking at upgrading to a VFR are; my friend bought a 125CC bike to start on as he had never ever touched a bike before taking the safety course. He is now ready to upgrade and wants to buy my bike for the same price I paid for it....how can I pass on that deal?? The second reason is that I am a rather big fella, at 6'4" and 210lbs with a 36" inseam, and I find that I feel cramped on the Ninja when I go on longer rides. I realize that the VFR weighs almost 140lbs more than the ninja, but on that note I have no problems balancing the majority of bikes as my legs are so long. My father let me take his FJR1300 and balance it, practice slow turns, etc. on it, and the FJR is almost 650lbs fully loaded. Another note, I am 21 years old but know how to be responsible with power. Right now my daily driver is a 400hp Subaru, and I still dont't have any tickets and enjoy the feel of the drive, rather than the speed, which is strictly for the track.
Let me know what you guys think. BTW the bike I am looking at is a used Asphalt Black 04 VFR.