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ST1050 vs VFR800

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' started by winaje, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Morning all...

    I'll start by saying I have not ridden either bike, yet. Going to in the next couple of months.

    I'm after some opinions on the "better bike". either an ST1050 (preferably with ABS) or a VFR800. Bike will be bought new next year.

    I'll be commuting about 40kms morning and night for work, through Melbourne traffic. I'm on the wrong side of 100kg, and my wife is a bit under 100kg. We want to ride it on weekends, and use it as a bit of a tourer as well. My wrists can't handle a racers crouch. Need to carry a fair bit of my weight on my butt...

    Luggage capacity is important, want to be able to carry a fairly large laptop to and from work each day.

    TIA, Will