Good day my fellow VFRs (i.e. Very Fanatic Riders), Although, I might be a bit loose with the term “fellow”, since I have not even officially received my license yet, as my ex always used to complain, I can be a bit premature On the other hand, what I don’t want to rush is the selection of companion for life or life partner if you will. Before I start the journey I need to know there is mutual trust and excitement. I don’t mind a bit dominance, but I do want to be sure that I will always be top. So I need to know all there is before I make a decision and that is why I am here. I hope that you will forgive me for not owning a VFR myself yet, but I thought, were better to look for VFR information than on the largest VFR forum. I have spent many hours looking for the perfect machine and my eye and soul caught the attention of the 6th gen VFR800. I have some experience riding the Honda CBF600, which I enjoyed because of the sporty style icw a comfortable seating arrangement. However, I missed a bit of character and excitement. Also the looks of the bike didn’t immediately spark a flam. I am aware of the fact that VFR800 is not a particular light bike and that it is more powerful than the CBF. This together with the VTEC, leads some to advice against selecting the VFR as a beginners bike. However, others argue that it high depends on the attitude of the rider and I consider myself a responsible rider. So first of all I would like to ask you, would you recommend the VFR800 as a first bike? Moreover, could you tell me what I should be looking for when testing a potential model? What are common issues with used models? I read that especially the chain adjuster unit is important. When this part is neglected, it could be a costly repair. What else are check points that I can go over to ensure the quality of the machine? My apologies for the long message and asking a lot of you, but your advice would be highly appreciated. Many thanks in advance. Cheers!