Best Sport-Tourer: Honda VFR800F Interceptor
Even three years after its introduction, we're still absolutely smitten with the VFR800F Interceptor. (It won Best 750 GT in 1998.) We'll agree the Triumph Sprint ST (and, to some extent, the RS) has edged into the Honda's market a bit, as has, to a degree, the BMW R1100S. That the VFR cannot be ordered with factory hard luggage remains puzzling. Still, no motorcycle we can think of does as much-and well-as the 'Ceptor. Commuting, weekend back-roading, longer treks with soft luggage-the VFR does it all, and does it superbly. Exhilarating, stable, nimble, trustworthy...that kind of mission-statement-speak surfaces when discussing the VFR, but the bike upholds its end of the deal. You could hop on one of these and go any place you have the time to see.