My daughter picked up a nice low km 2000 VFR. I rode it from her place to mine (380 km) to do some service work for her. Comparing it to my 04 ST4s, the first thing that stood out was that the suspension was no match (which says a lot about the ST4s suspension, as all the reports on the VFR praise the suspension), the second was that the seat wasn't as nice (it wasn't bad, I've been on worse but once again it says a lot about the ST4s seat), next was that there was not as much wind coverage. Those points being mentioned I found that the bike was actually very familiar to the ST4s in a way that I felt as one with the bike (very much the same in lay out and balance) right away. The gearing is quite a bit lower and the transmission spacing was quite close making it a easy bike to ride. All in all I found it to be a nice ride and it would be a nice bike to live with ( a good replacement for what we are used to).