Discussion in '3rd & 4th Generation 1990-1997' started by betarace, Nov 16, 2008.
ruined that viffer....ugh.
I never liked the NR looks much BUT because they are so rare, I'd be proud to own such a valuable bike. As for the knock off, guess it would be a great conversation starter if nothing else. I like Bubba's idea of using it as a track bike.
I'm guessing there are about 20 people watching this auction....and every one of them are VFRW members. :tongue:
Thats not nearly as bad as that VFR streetfighter that was on ebay a couple months ago
I was just thinking the same thing rev:cheersaf:
Its not that BAD, and at the right price it would make a fun track bike.
I bet with a heavy rider that would turn into one hell of a seat warmer.:unsure:
Do the windscreen and taillight really cost $3000 together. IF so that's f'n rediculous. I don't see the problem with the front end though. If it works and makes its handling more responsive....what's the problem.
I imagine with the rarity of those bikes, the parts are nearing Unobtanium status. Besides, you see people paying ridiculous amounts of money for things everyday on ebay.
I'd own it, i think it's cool; only a true bike aficionado would know it's a fake.
I gotta admit, I like it. Very few other riders really even know what my VFR is, since it's a full fairing bike that isn't a CBR/GSX-R/YZF/ZX. I like the look of the NR750.
Oh, and since people mentioned it, a VFR streetfighter? I didn't see this, anyone got a link? I ride a 6th gen VFR now, and a FZ6 streetfighter, have thought about making my next bike a 5th gen VFR streetfighter. To me, it just makes sense as an around town scoot.
if it doesn't make it go faster handle better or stop quicker. GET RID OF IT!!! plastic fiberglass or even a 5,000 dollar windscreen.
I don't care if only one in 10,000 riders knew it was a fake, I would know. That is really all that matters in the end.
Why would you want to own a fake, it has none of what makes the NR an NR, which is the incredible engineering feats that went into it.
Many years ago I saw a real NR for sale in CO, asking price was $120k.
Yea, but does it have slick 50 in it?
Seems like you answered your own question.
what's with his cost estimates for a windshield and taillight? did a decimal get misplaced? that's insane...
The titanium coated screen did indeed cost in the region of £1000...don't know about the taillight.
Remember the NR was £38000 new.
If this guy sold this bodywork as a kit, you'd see a lot more NR knock-offs around.
I think it's pretty cool and the execution is excellent to meet the dimensions of the starter bike. I love the look of the NR. Dude is talented with body work and falls in love with a bike he can't obtain, then decides to make his own. I respect that.
I agree 100%
I give this guy credit for taking on,and finishing,such a daunting build!
FWIW,I think the bike looks pretty faithful to the origional....well done!
he is up to 3500 reserve still not met
I think he had put a lot of time and energy into something that was truly imho one of the greatest looking bikes of all time. Good on him, as someone already said, he loved a bike he could not obtain and did an INCREDIBLE job with the glass.
I answered why I wouldn't want to own a fake, but not why others would.
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