Well I have spent nearly a year looking around for a replacement for the GS500F, and in 4 weeks I can go for my open licence, so my search is ramping up a bit now. There are so many nice bikes out there, but one thing I hate is how on most bikes now the pillion seat is tacked onto the the back up real high, and exhaust pipes that just seem to sit in the middle of nowhere. This is what drew me to the Busa. But now I sit back and look at the VFR it has a single seat for rider and pillion and the exhausts come up under the fender. I like it. So I dropped into the new honda shop today at Team moto virginia to sit on one and take a good look. Few things I dont like, but all up its ticking a lot of boxes. Its not too big, so will still work as a daily commuter. Its slightly taller than the GS, which suits my size. Its more comfortable so should do the touring bit better. Its not way overpowered for someone coming off LAMS bike. I am going to organise a test ride after I do my q-ride, first bike on the test ride list. SO I am interested in hearing from other VFR owners and pro's and cons.