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post #1 of 21 Old 05-15-2003, 6:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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I just got this month Performance Bike Magazine in the mail today. Saw that Honda is making a new blackbird. It is to be a 1200cc with 155bhp. Just wondering if anyone knows anyting about it.
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They were supposed to have built it for 2003 also... it didn't happen. We'll just have to wait and see.

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I saw something in a brit mag about the 2004 R1 today - it was wrapped in plastic though so I couldn't check it out.

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2004 R1

Tried to find a CBR1200 pic, but none seemed to work...

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This?

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Aaaaaaahhh.. I'm guessing that would be it

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I see the design team has been hard at work on the new 'bird. Other than the headlights it looks pretty much the same as it always has. I guess 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it,' but it would be nice to be able to distinguish the new model.

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If Honda were to release a new 'Super Blackbird' with a 1200cc engine and 155bhp, it would be a complete embarassment.
Seriously, 1200cc and only 155bhp? Give me a break. That engine should make at least 180bhp.
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I keep hearing more and more talk that Honda has a Blackbird chassis ready to go, and it was built for the V5. All speculation, can't wait until September when the new models come out.

22 days until it begins...
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BDA116 : If Honda were to release a new 'Super Blackbird' with a 1200cc engine and 155bhp, it would be a complete embarassment. Seriously, 1200cc and only 155bhp? Give me a break. That engine should make at least 180bhp.
You know Honda generally doesn't focus on maximum horsepower, but an overall package. However, in a class like this I think they need to step up for real if at all. If I recall, the XX was designed to beat the ZX-11. If they're gonna go to the trouble of designing a new 1200, it should beat the ZX-12. I'm not sure if they're willing to go after the Hyabusa.

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When the XX Came out (97??) it was the fastest production bike in the world. I'm sure Honda will do something.

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As far as fastest production bike, isn't the Hyabusa unofficially limited (more than the typical noise and emissions stuff)? It seems I read somewhere that Suzuki was pressured to stop advancing the top speed of the bike or they couldn't sell it...maybe this was in Europe.

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Busa is limited to, something like, 188. It's easy to remove the restriction though.

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BDA116 : If Honda were to release a new 'Super Blackbird' with a 1200cc engine and 155bhp, it would be a complete embarassment.
Seriously, 1200cc and only 155bhp? Give me a break. That engine should make at least 180bhp.
Heres a dyno of a bone stock 2002 CA XX--
Since this dyno run an Akrapovic/PC3 has been added, still working on a custom map w/Dan--but I bet it will put out between 150-155hp

2002 XX Dyno--Stock

Intersting enough--I spoke w/a guy that dynoed hid 03 GSXR1000--put out 143HP and ONLY 75ft-lbs



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booth23 : I keep hearing more and more talk that Honda has a Blackbird chassis ready to go, and it was built for the V5. *All speculation, can't wait until September when the new models come out.
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