I recently bought a 1999 vfr800 from a dealer with only 21k miles on it. After doing a doing a coolant flush, I noticed one of my radiator hoses starting to leak. No big deal, I tightened the clamp some more. That didn't help because the rubber from the oem hose was so brittle and hard. I started to look at my options. After looking around, I found these silicone hoses from as3. Not finding much but a few reviews i decided to give this a shot. AS3 performance is a company based in Great Britain. They offer their hoses in 3 different colors: red, blue and black. I went with the black ones, figured it would look cleaner. I also purchased their clamps to go along with the hoses. I live in the US and was very shocked to have received my hoses in a week. I I opened the box and I was not disappointed. For the cost of 158$, i had a complete silicone hose kit for my vfr. Quality is top notch. Several layers of reinforcement and the bends are perfectly matched. For another 60 I bought the clamps and they do not disappoint. Perfectly matched for the hoses, they do not cut into the hose and have a stronger construction than the oem worm type clamps. So far I have installed all of the radiator hoses and they all fit like a glove. When the time comes i will install the rest but I'm sure they will fit wonderfully as well. Hats off to AS3 for making a stellar kit for a good price.