You’re absolutely right there Ben, but I’ve been checking the net daily for ads on used VFR’s and since my first post, I’ve only found one! (that one was a total robbery!)
The reason for this is (I think) that the bikes are that good that the owners don’t wanna loose them, and get a raised insurance in the same time.
A fun fact on the VFR is it’s famousness of eternal life and robustness. It was made to replace the old Honda VF which had an really troubled and ill constructed engine. To counter the bad rumour of the VF-engine, Honda decided to go overkill on roughness, robustness and stress tolerance, resulting in the VFR engine. (later many of the technical solutions on the VFR has been changed back to less robust ones, because of cost)
Any way, im looking for a specific year on the bike as well (has to be 20yrs) and the owners of VFR’s of these make years seem to hold on to their bikes, so it looks like I’m gonna go with the Suzuki GSX 550/750 ES/EF/F
The GSX isn’t as beautiful, but the market is flooded by them, giving them a lower price and a bigger bang for the buck in general.
BTW, I passed my MC knowledge test last week (dunno what it’s called in english, the test with traffic laws and signs and such) with a good 64p out of 65p possible, which wasn’t so hard since i’ve been driving a car for a couple of years
Having that done, i booked my first mc driving lesson, which I was sad to hear doesn’t start until mars 31st