No official American price has yet been announced for the 2010 Honda VFR1200F, but if European prices are anything to go by, it'll cost a bit more than the $14,995 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200. But, you can now attain a similar level of sport touring ability from Honda for nearly half that price. It's slashed the official MSRP of its remaining stock of tri-color 2007 VFR800s to just $7,939 in an effort to clear them from showrooms ahead of Shamu's arrival. Sure, the 800 only makes 107bhp to the 1200's 173bhp figure, but it's also 51lbs lighter and, crucially if big distances are your thing, features a 5.8-gallon tank; Shamu can only hold 4.9 gallons of go juice.

Update: Cramer noticed that Honda's quietly slipped American pricing for the VFR1200 onto its website: $15,999 base.

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