Received my first compliment

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  1. zroger73

    zroger73 New Member

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    Since buying my new-in-crate 2014 VFR four months ago, I finally received my first compliment from a guy outside a restaurant yesterday. As I was walking out, I heard the end of a conversation with his wife about "...that's the whole point - it's like being on a jet ski..." as they walked past my VFR.

    As we passed, he saw me carrying my helmet and asked if that was my bike. After I confirmed that it was, he asked if the "INTERCEPTOR" lettering was aftermarket, because he'd never heard of that model. He said he thought it was a Ducati at first glance. I'm most familiar with Hondas and know almost nothing about Ducatis. He said it was a beautiful bike and I thanked him for the compliment and gave him a bit of a history less on the VFR and why my 2014 only has 600 miles on it.

    I posted about this on the Facebook group yesterday and someone commented about the Ducati 916 being an inspiration for the 8th VFR. I had no idea what a Ducati 916 was until I Googled it, but after seeing them side by side, I can certainly understand how the two could be easily confused at a quick glance.

    I've received far more compliments on my green 2019 Grom - it's quite the conversation starter. :)
     

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    I have had my 2014 red VFR for almost 5 years and it still gets compliments on a regular basis. The fit and finish makes it look as good as new. It has a modern design that is not radical.
     
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    It’s weird how many compliments I (it) gets, but this is my first bike that doesn’t look like I pulled it out of a junkyard.
     
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    I’ve gotten a few compliments on both my VFRs (01&09) but I typically get the most on my 1995 Ducati 900SS/SP. The one item that stands out on my 09 that seems to catch people’s attention is the Sebspeed clear clutch cover. That seems to trick other motorcyclist up, they all think it’s a dry clutch!
     
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    I lost count on how many times people have asked if the bike was a Ducati.........
     
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