I have always had a love of the old VF1000R, I rode a friends and that was the bike back in the day. But after the dimise of the 800 for 5 yrs and the attempt of the 1200 that did not do so well. Why do you think that Honda bailed out on a midway. I have always had a 1000cc or larger bike after my first bike a 1983 Kawasaki GpZ550. Any thoughts or regrets on Hondas part of not trying something that back in the day did it for a lot of people? Just curious after reading all the reviews on the internet on both the 2014-15 800 and the attempt on the 2010-13 1200. I don't care because of a few reasons, and I love the VFR 607 miles into it but the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 was what I was looking at to buy until I found the deals on the VFR and the insurance cost. (Age 46, Kawasaki-$147 a month, Honda $47 a month) To those of you die hards that I may become one it seems to my putting out something that has not been seen inbetween would be the next option due to not seeing the VFR in the current state continuing much longer. I definitely do not like the 2015-2016 US models with the VFR badge.