Hi Ladies and Gents I'm an old fart that is just about to pass the driving license and needs your advice. I'm on a hunt for a bike and my research so far narrowed my choice to Honda VFR. I'm not interested in other bikes. I read through the forum back and forth searching for answers but it all gets too complicated for my small, inexperienced head. Few terms such as 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th generation VTEC engines as an example that I don't understand, hence the question, that I would greatly appreciate if somebody could answer in laymen terms: What would be the better choice for me? 2008 to 2011 VFR800 or 2008 to 2011 VFR1200? What's the difference between the engine generations? Which would be the best for me considering that: The bike will be used for commuting and long weekend trips all year around in dry and wet conditions. I am looking for a bike that will go smoothly with luggage and passenger, yet will have enough power when needed. Kind off a bike that you could call a family man by day and a monster by night. I'm not a petrol head - more of a passionate guy fulfilling his long time dream. Both VFR800 and 1200 are similar price on this side of the pond. Any answers, hints, suggestions regarding gear, upgrades, bikes itself will be greatly appreciated. Please consider the following in your answers: Look, sound, how it handles, ergonomics and anything else that you experienced VFR riders could have think of. Thank you very much.