This is the best all-round motorcycle I’ve ever owned. The V4 782cc VTEC engine provides oodles of low-end torque for around-town riding, as well as the kind of high-rev performance we all want in a sport bike. The VTEC engine runs on two valves per cylinder until the tach hits 6,300 RPM, when all sixteen valves open up to make you hang onto the grips. The bike really screams when revving over 6,300 RPM. With color-matched saddlebags and liners, the VFR offers what I consider good mid-distance touring capability. For jaunts to California, or the other Four Corners states – Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado – this scooter has plenty of cargo room. I usually strap a waterproof bag over the rear pillion to hold some extra gear. Because I’m a kind of bike geek, I’ve added some really cool accessories. The go-fast freaks will enjoy the Honda quick shifter, allowing no-clutch gear selection. Boy, this is really fun when coming hard out of the twisties. And the Two Brothers S1R carbon fiber slip-on exhaust gives all the muscular sound you’ll want. I like the shorty black levers and the Kaoko throttle lock, the best of its kind that I’ve used. The Givi smoked windscreen is taller than stock, providing much better wind protection. For those trips away from home, the bike has a Navigator IV (Garmin) GPS unit I relocated from one of my BMWs. This device will Bluetooth sync to a helmet receiver, which sure makes getting around foreign territory much easier. And, oh yeah, to help avoid unwanted attention from the highway authorities, there’s a hardwired Adaptiv TPS radar detector, just in case you get a little too happy on the throttle. The bike was purchased new from and serviced by GoAz in Scottsdale. I have all the maintenance records for the bike’s 7900 miles. All in all, for size, performance, riding comfort, carrying capacity, and just sheer fun, I don’t think you can beat this motorcycle.