Is VFR Interceptor a "crotch rocket"?

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Is VFR Interceptor a "crotch rocket"?

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  2. No

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  3. Maybe

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  1. GatorGreg

    GatorGreg Honda Fanboy/LitiGator

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    Was having lunch today with some guys from work and the subject of my bike came up - one of the non-biker guys asked me if my bike was a "crotch rocket" - LOL. As I started to say no, not really, one of the other dudes who is a biker guy and is familiar with my bike interrupted me and told the other guy that yes, my bike IS a crotch rocket. I'm confused now - hence this poll :glee:
     
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    Be glad the subject was crotch rockets and not just crotches.
     
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    Exactly, WTF is a crotch rocket? Until someone else intelligently defines the term, it's a term used by ignorant people that are narrow minded, uneducated, or just plain stupid.

    Crotch:

    crotch
    kräCH/Submit
    noun
    the part of the human body between the legs where they join the torso.
    synonyms: groin; More
    the part of a garment that passes between the legs.
    a fork in a tree, road, or river.

    Rocket:

    rock·et1
    ˈräkət/
    noun
    plural noun: rockets
    1.
    a cylindrical projectile that can be propelled to a great height or distance by the combustion of its contents, used typically as a firework or signal.
    synonyms: missile, projectile
    "guerrillas fired rockets at them"

    Both words are nouns.
     
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    What's wrong with talking about crotches? :glee:

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    I have my insurance company convinced it is a touring bike. I am sticking with that.
     
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    Tell me it taint so.
     
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    I think what is on the lunch menu have could have an effect on the specificity.
     
  8. GatorGreg

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    I don't know BB - I've heard that there are some Asian restaurants that offer DATY on the menu - might only be for dinner though :glee:
     
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    I think crotch rockets are just sport bikes. I love my VFR but it is not a sport bike. Its a sport touring bike. CBR 1000rr, R1, ZX 10, RSV4, 1098's GSXR 1000 ect those are crotch rockets.
     
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    Just wondering about the "biker guy" if he rides a Hardley or some other cruiser style bike. Everything is a crotch rocket to a Hardley..........................:nelson:
     
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    Yeah I've seen magazine comparo-reviews of the VFR in the "sport touring" category - I remember reading one about the 8th gen where they said that the VFR is on the "sports" side of the sports-touring spectrum. Interestingly, Honda USA has the Interceptor lumped into the "sports" category on their website, but then again that's where they also categorize the Grom :glee:
    http://powersports.honda.com/street/sport.aspx

    Regardless of how it's categorized though I think it's a fantastic bike!
     
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    Yes! I think you just hit the nail on the head there.
     
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    Think these days when people refer to bikes as crouch rockets, Im almost positive there referring to some dick, extremely loud pipe, riding recklessly with his t-shirt flapping in the breeze.
    And positive worker rides a Hardley
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    I tell people it's more of an "old man's crotch rocket" geared more towards touring and that it rides smoother and more comfortable than a true crotch rocket.
     
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    LOL, crotch rocket was a term used back in the day from when Irode the H2 ;) which was more a witches broom stick, but I'll take crotch rocket, at least that means some sort of control.. I have to laugh, I hear it all the time from the uneducated. It is what it is any bike can be that's not a cruiser style. More along the meaning of fast and it's between your legs, I get it, it's ok with me. As far as the VFR goes, it can be, depending on the rider. But most folks look at the R series bikes are the ones and since most don't pay that close attention, the VFR does sorta looks like one, so we get the label. I have it as a standard for insurance reasons.
     
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    I already have a rocket in my crotch, just saying...
     
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    She could stand to lose 100 lbs.....
     
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    Ditto to this. You have to look at the background of the person calling a VFR a "crotch rocket". There are many uninformed people who would call a Ninja 250 a crotch rocket simply just because it's fast looking. And of course officially the VFR is a "sport touring" motorcycle but try to explain that to the layperson. "Huh.... it goes fast but you can go long rides with it.... but why is riding so hard...?"
     
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    Probably another invention by some old Chinese guys.
     
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    Yep, many uninformed people went gaga when seeing my old Ninja 300 - at least until I started it up - LOL. They'd get even more excited when they saw it was a Ninja "Special Edition" :glee: I actually got more compliments on the little Ninja than my Interceptor! In their defense the bike did look kind of bad-ass, the previous owner had lowered it and put a fatter rear tire on it to help disguise it from looking like a learner bike (see pics). As I recall I even had a few sport bike riders ask me if it was a 636!

    Edit: I'm gonna add a vid of my old N300 - since I started this thread I should be allowed to reminisce a little - LOL

    [video=youtube;W7fbJhZucpY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7fbJhZucpY[/video]
     

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