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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  1. Bubba Utah

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    I'm no spring chicken either physically!:wheelie:And I have never pulled one of these off either!;-) well once on accident. :)
     
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    Any bike that tries to pull your arms off the bars at max acceleration or one that finished 3rd at the 1986 Daytona 200 and won its class in AMA racing is a rocket .......like the VFR.

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    Sorry what was the question ? I got stuck at crotch
     
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    Mine certainly doesn't look like a crotch rocket, but when the case and rack are off the bike, and the touring windshield is down, it sure does look like one.
    However, the VFR is too wide and has a long wheelbase to be considered a crotch rocket.
    If you take a look at a K1200S, is it a crotch rocket, or is it a touring bike? No one will ever know :)
     
  5. Gator

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    Squirrel that was the 80's........... lol Definitions have evolved a lot since then.
     
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    Crotch Rocket is such an old term for fast bikes. Personally I dont care or get a wedgie over what anybody calls the bike....
     
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    I wonder where that old term came from.
     
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    they were labeled as such by the manufacturer because of insurance.
     
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    My VFR is much less to insure than my CBR.
     
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    I say it's more like a groin missile that is more mature and refined than a crotch rocket. It's like a linebacker that is fast enough to beat a wide receiver and planted like a freight train on a track. It's like a fighter jet had a baby with a locomotive.
     
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    It's more like a groin missile. More refined than a crotch rocket. It's fast like a fighter jet and planted like a locomotive on a rail but more refined than a pure sport bike meant for the track.
     
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