Soon to be an ex VFR 1200F owner after 7 years and 100,000 miles

wattsyVFR

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#1
Morning all,

Well, after owning 3 VFR1200's since June 2011, I've decided to downsize. I've absolutely loved my time on the big viffer and have just achieved the 100,000 mile mark over the 3 bikes (2 written off through no fault of mine).

But my personal circumstances have changed in the last 18 months and all I'm doing now is commuting to Holborn from Chatham with almost no weekend and evening g riding anymore. Whilst the viffer does a bloody good in of that, I'm not using the bike for what might was designed. Also, I really need to make savings in my regular outgoings so, form the first time in more years than I can remember, I'm downgrading!

On Weds 2nd Jan I'll be picking up a new NC750x. Massive drop in grunt but I should be able to half my petrol costs so that would pay for a good holiday each year whilst keeping me on 2 wheels. I'm going to to need to adapt my riding style to suit; I live in the outside lane on the viffer but that's definitely not the natural hunting ground for the NC so time to slow down.

And who knows what'll happen down the road? If I find myself in a position to do so, I can always invest in something for weekends again. But, for now, this is the right choice for me.

I'll continue to keep my eye on this forum which has been brill over the past 7.5 years and wish you all a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Cheers

Pete
 

petey2sheds

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#2
Nothing wrong with downsizing IMO, & you can have great fun on middleweights these days, on top of that the NC750x is another masterpiece from big H.:campeon:..........enjoy.....:sisi1......:beer-toast1:
 

longfellow

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#3
Could hardly think of a bike better for the purpose, if it ticks all your boxes what's not to like. The hard part is re chipping the brain to deal with expectation but im sure less wallet use will help ease any minor disappointments. Be interesting to hear your experience of it.
 

longfellow

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#4
Morning all,

Well, after owning 3 VFR1200's since June 2011, I've decided to downsize. I've absolutely loved my time on the big viffer and have just achieved the 100,000 mile mark over the 3 bikes (2 written off through no fault of mine).

But my personal circumstances have changed in the last 18 months and all I'm doing now is commuting to Holborn from Chatham with almost no weekend and evening g riding anymore. Whilst the viffer does a bloody good in of that, I'm not using the bike for what might was designed. Also, I really need to make savings in my regular outgoings so, form the first time in more years than I can remember, I'm downgrading!

On Weds 2nd Jan I'll be picking up a new NC750x. Massive drop in grunt but I should be able to half my petrol costs so that would pay for a good holiday each year whilst keeping me on 2 wheels. I'm going to to need to adapt my riding style to suit; I live in the outside lane on the viffer but that's definitely not the natural hunting ground for the NC so time to slow down.

And who knows what'll happen down the road? If I find myself in a position to do so, I can always invest in something for weekends again. But, for now, this is the right choice for me.

I'll continue to keep my eye on this forum which has been brill over the past 7.5 years and wish you all a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Cheers

Pete
Down sized myself and was about to go back up and buy a vfr1200 as i was convincing myself i needed the power, fortunately a great vfr800 become available which helped engage the brain before the heart. It will never be a 1200 but is a better bike for pretty much all of my current. needs.......................................... For the big power fix there are some cracking Blackbirds around which are cheap to buy and run.
 

321Go

i can i cant
#5
Hi Pete, i had the NCX750 as a loan bike while my 12 was being serviced, and have to say i was proper sceptical. But what a cracking bike, still a fair bit of grunt and so easy in and out of traffic! A great choice and im sure the fun factor wont be downsized. Enjoy! 43779F1F-8A74-48BB-8421-468FE34878E7.jpeg
 

trumpet

Registered User
#7
Ahh, you've got the Australian model there Mark ! :sisi1 Nice choice. Keep a close eye on the rev counter when going for it. The power ends abruptly at the rev limiter and it has caught me out a few times. Only does about 55mpg on a four mile each way commute in heavy traffic, but any greater distance than that and the MPG really shoots up. Will make you smile when filling the tank and looking at the mileage you have covered. I ditched the dual purpose tyres as soon as I could. Not good in the wet.
 

Swissheavy

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#8
Hi Pete.

I’ve fond the reverse of what you’ve done. Going from the NC to the VFR1200F. You won’t be disappointed with the NC. It’ll easily do double of whatever you’re getting on the VFR. Not least because it’ll cause you to ride a little more sensibly!!!
 

Coval

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#10
Good luck with the NC, it's a great commuter, not in the same league as a Viffer but light, economical yet surprisingly capable.
A comfy seat, larger screen and bar muffs with heated grips are strongly recommended for long range winter commuting.
Have fun!
 

wattsyVFR

Registered User
#11
Thanks guys. I've been commuting on the NC for the past week and, so far, it's averaged 77mpg which is pretty impressive stuff. And it actually sounds pretty good with the Ixil Hyperflow can fitted. A very different beast to the VFR that's for sure but (and this might have something to do with my advancing years), but I'm actually enjoying the opportunity to ride slowly! The VFR used to encourage "making progress" but the NC quite the opposite. I'm arriving at work less stressed than on the VFR as I'm doing everything at a much more relaxed pace. The only drawback so far isn't he wider bars and mirrors which makes filtering much more complicated. And they'd at exactly the same height as Transit mirrors as well as a range of MPVs and 4 X 4's and, unlike the VFR, they're not foldable. But I'll get used to that in the end I'm sure.

Cheers

Pete
 

Coval

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#12
Wider and rigid mirrors were a major issue for me (having come from 800Fi) and the first I dealt with on the NC.
Someone on the NC forum suggested THESE. In fact I still have them in the garage if you are interested.
They are width adjustable and just flick up when space is at a premium, my filtering got transformed.
 
#13
Wider and rigid mirrors were a major issue for me (having come from 800Fi) and the first I dealt with on the NC.
Someone on the NC forum suggested THESE. In fact I still have them in the garage if you are interested.
They are width adjustable and just flick up when space is at a premium, my filtering got transformed.
They sound like a good investment. I'll need to take a look at those in think!

Cheers

Pete
 
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