How many older guys ride VFR?

Discussion in 'General VFR Discussions' started by rexbaum, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. Boosh63

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    I'll be 47 in September...my 39 year-old wife has a 450 Honda Nighthawk and absolutely hates the look of a sport bike.

    Needless to say...we never argue over who is riding which bike!!!
     
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    I'm one of the younger ones here @ 30. Started with an 02 Shadow 750 ACE. Sold that about 2 weeks back. Pretty close to purchasing myself an 03 VFR. We'll see how that goes :)
     
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    soon i´ll be 50 , my wife an me enjoy to ride with our motorbikes :wink:

    she rides her own bike - it´s joyful for us.
     
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    i was once told that the vfr is a "gentelmans sport bike"
     
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    i agree with you
     
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    Hey,

    43 year old VFR rider (05) here! I ride with 2 other viffer guys in Mass. and I am the baby of the bunch! One is a 66 yr old Vietnam vet who is super fast and smooth and is also a wealth of vfr info and the other gent in a spritely 72 yrs old!! They both ride circles around me and Im a motor cop!!! Great bike and a great forum!!! Kudos!
     
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    60 years old, ridin since I was 14.......Have a 1998 VFR with 72000 miles on it and a 1985 VF1000r with 175000 on it and still going strong. Presently considering a CBR 929.
     
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    65 and still upright..... RIDE....
     
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    53 and loving it! Still get appreciative looks from the younger ladies!
     
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    The VFR is a bike that spans all age groups. I'm a youngin at almost 22 and bought the VFR cause i wanted a sporty bike that i could commute, tour, and have lots of fun with. Most squiddly college kids get confused when they realize my honda isn't a CBR of some sort. Then they ask why wouldn't i just get a sport bike. Their tune changes when i tell them to sit on it and see how comfortable it is. When i got the bike this summer i thought, theres no way i'll be riding a bike like this in X number of years. After logging 2k miles in two months, I do believe interceptors will be my ride of choice for years to come. To the more "seasoned" folks on this forum, I look up to you as role models and always will. Keep the viffers rubber side down and enjoy the ride for many years to come.
     
  12. dasvfr

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    Ok - you are only as old as you think you are.....

    Been riding for 40 years (my own machines). Rode full tourers for most of those years.

    Bought my first VFR at age 50 - love it and just turned 26000 on that machine. Bought my CBR1100XX at 55 as a retirement present to myself. Just picked up my 2nd VFR (a pearl white 93) and I like it better than my 97 VFR.

    So, I think am just old enough for these wonderful machines.
     
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    I have the 1998 VFR and a 2002 CBR 954.

    Get the 929, you won't regret it! :cool:
     
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    I'm 57, started at 15. The VFR750 has to be the best ever..
     
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    Just turned 67 and have been riding my '94 for about 5 years. Hope for many more and will see some of you this Sunday at the Slimey Crud Run.
     
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    where in MASS are you located, We do a bunch of rides out of springfield you and your buds should hook up w/ us for a ride before the snow flies.
     
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    I'm 64 and just got my first VFR. When I get to 70 I may celebrate by getting a full-on litre sportsbike.:biggrin:
    You are as old as you feel, and most days I feel about 19. Briefly, until I try to do things 19 year olds do. And not first thing in the mornings, then I feel about 106.
     
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    Just so you know - not everyone that replied is male.

    The 93 I just acquired was purchased from a 75-year-old gentleman and he still rides and maintains 10 other vintage and modern machines.

    Debbie S.
    Retired and collecting rides
     
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    The bike, that is...not necessarily me
     
  20. Paul Dodge

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    Too old to ride a VFR????????? I think NOT.

    Hi Folks, i have to jump in on this one!! At the ripe old age of 67 i feel it's my duty to speak up. I currently ride a 96 VFR a 90 FJ1200 a 03 HD Sportster Sport and a 78 BMW R100/7. Been riding since 1962. I've owned several "sport bikes" including a 78 Kawi cafe(Z-1R),83 VFR ,93 CBR900RR,98 Honda Super Hawk,99 Suzuki TL1000 and a 01 Yamaha FZ-1. I've also had a 02 GL1800wing and a couple of FLH Harleys. I've enjoyed them all. Ride Safe Paul (mosickledude)
     
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