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  1. 98Viffer

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    Hey,

    So, I have a 98 VFR. I love it and can't imagine getting rid of it, but... I found a new 14 for just under 9 grand. I'm not in a place where I can justify (convince my wife it's a good thing to) owning two bikes. So I ask you owners of the 8th gen and preferably those who've owned a 5th gen if you would get rid of the 5th gen for an 8th gen and what you would consider a good deal on a bike the dealer probably wants to get rid of. Thanks in advance.

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    Even though I still had my 83 VF750, it was back in NY. After I retired, I bought a 2003 VFR in 2013 after moving to CA. In Dec 14, I traded in the 03 on a slightly used 2014. In the summer of 2015, I restored the 83 after it had been sitting for nearly 25 years. I was on my own, I didn't have to justify it to anyone but myself. But your a younger family and you need to discuss it with her. No one needs 2 bikes, especially if you have other priorities, but if you have means and consider the 5th gen an investment that you are willing sell in the future, she may surprise you.
     
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    In another ten years people will still be reminiscing about the fifth gens. The 2014 will just be another vanilla model year that time forgot. Just sayin'
     
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    Gear drive .... enough said!! :wink:
     
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    I've had a 5th, 6th, and now an 8th gen. I would have an 8th gen. over a 5th gen. any day if I were you. No way to tell you what a good deal is since nobody but you knows the condition of your 5th gen. Another option is to ditch the wife ; ) Everybody needs more than one bike.
     
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    Yeah I think I'm gonna stick with the 5th gen. It would be nice to have a new bike, but I worked hard to get rid of all my debt and don't want another payment. Plus having a payment would make it more difficult to build it and stock is boring. So 5th gen stays. Thanks for the replies!

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    I get that. I know the 8th Gen above that I linked is a hell of a value, but I like the one payment plan.
     
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    I just looked on their site again and they have two NC700X adv bikes for $4788 brand new. That's scooter pricing!

    But, it is the NC700. It would be a good commuter mule.
     
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    I own the 5th, and have test ridden the 8th (dealer ride day). The 8th is very pretty, but I did not find a night and day difference. The clutch and gearbox felt newer/tighter but since I replaced my clutch plates I'd call that a draw. I did not notice any significant difference in performance (my 5th has 90,000km). The modified suspension on my 5th is better (IMO) than the 8th, so for me this one is a no-brainer.

    If you want to own two bikes, that is a different story (but I still wouldn't get an 8th if I also owner a 5th). I can heartily recommend a VTR1000F Superhawk for cheap fun and a very different riding experience to the VFR.
     
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    Yeah that's a screamin deal but I'm in Washington so the trip would make up the difference. That one would be hard to pass up if it were closer

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    I wouldn't wish that bike on anyone. Imagine a vfr800 with a rev limiter at 6500. No thanks.
     
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    You're smart, sticking with the 5th gen with gear driven cams and the like, win win for the money the 5th is a great bike. Now had you been coming in from not having a VFR, the 8th ain't bad way to go, but the thing is, the 5th gen is the 8th biggest rival.
     
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    And, to me, the 5th gen was used for styling cues as well.
     
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    holy shit! I COULD justify that! Off to uShip.com to place an ad.
     
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    Went for a ride on the weekend with a mate on his NC750X ( manual ) , he is returning to motorcycling after a 12 year break and it seems a sensible choice, enough torque for easy riding up a mountain range, friendly as a puppy handling and usefully sized storage bin for his wets, drink bottle and odds with sods.

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    I have considered that bike. I have a practical streak that my BMW runs counter to.
     
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