I have the VFR1200x and the NC. I will say the VFR gets most of my use these days.
Engine smooth as glass,
DCT is near perfect, (I was not interested in the manual trans.)
Small adjustable wind screen that works,
Decent MPG but half the NC. 200 mile range when fuel light lites.
Decent stock adjustable suspension ( but guys still mod and complain, imagine that)
Alittle heavy, ride both back to back the VFR is large bike makes the NC feel small but in good way.
I use the VFR in the same way I use the NC
VFR issue in the market place was expensive and heavy. Not promoted and left in the corner. Suffered from the same lack of interest as the ST1300.
I think your a little late to the VFR party.........as it’s been discontinued.
There are some smokin good deals on the last of the left over 2017 bikes.......but........DCT is in very tight supply.