Having a Motorcycle Crisis!
I know there are a few fellow bikers here, and I need some help...
I've got a 2001 Honda Blackbird that I brought just over the year ago after being with a '96 VFR750 for 9 years. I loved the VFR, but it was getting old and the Blackbird was naturally the next step but to be honest, I'm not enjoying it.
Can't put my finger on it, the Blackbird does everything; smooth, fast & handles beautifully but just doesn't give me the involvment my VFR did. I think its more 'sports' than it is 'touring' and really want the balance to be the other way. Everytime I look at the Blackbird it just looks lovely and what I think a bike should be but just not enjoying it. So, I've decided to sell the Blackbird and get something that will be a little bit more..... involving.
Any suggestions? I'm looking at things like a BMW F800ST (sort of Wild Card), love the look on the Moto Guzzi Griso, but the 8V version is too new and out of my price range, the VFR1200 is also too new and well out of the price bracket and I'm even looking at the VFR800 VTECs as these are now becoming affordable, but I vowed never to get one as I believe it went against everything the VFR was at the time.
I want more Grunt than top speed, I loved the V4 engine of the VFR and love the thump of V-Twins - just something with character.
Just having a crisis really, just so upset that my Dreambike at the time, the Blackbird just hasn't been what I thought it was.