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Re: 2008 Fireblade

If it goes to a V4 is it not still a CBR?
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Re: 2008 Fireblade

no. the cb designator is supose to be a designator for the in-line 4 motor
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Re: 2008 Fireblade

In Tests How did they rate the GSXR 1000 to the Cbr1000 in terms of horsepower? Cause the Cbr has a lower rate of compression. Does the CBR make up for the compression loss somewhere else?
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There is a new CBR 1000RR for 2008... patents have been submitted for a road-going chassis based upon the RC211V MotoGP bike and a road version of the V5 engine. The new flagship honda being the new CBR1000RR will sport a V4 engine with motoGP technology and a limited edition production run with the V5 engine. The new CBR1000RR will also be homologated as a WSBK racer....
Just found this on another thread, don't know how much is fact or fiction..
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Re: 2008 Fireblade

damn i wish there was more info. Im actually saving up for a 2008 model, but if it turns out not so well, then i might get something else. All this TCS and ABS and V4 is good, but wouldnt that rocket up the price?
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I guess we will have to go somewhere else for information??
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Re: 2008 Fireblade

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Yeah that has to be a bad Photoshop job.

Honda needs to get away from underseat exhaust systems.. nothing good about them.. they add an extra 2 feet of exhaust piping and serve only to heat up the riders back side.

You know you gotta expect Honda IS going to follow yamaha's design of the small side exhaust can. It's an effective way to drop weight and clean up the bikes' overall appearance.
Don't care-it's still butt ugly! And what are you really gaining in weight savings-2 or 3 pounds? Don't see it making that nuch difference. Lower center of gravity? Guess that's true, but again-in real world terms-is the average rider going to notice?
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Re: 2008 Fireblade

all I'm worried about is the trunk. I would hate to get rid of my 954 just for lack of any trunk what so ever. I hope the new blade doesn't have the undertail and a V-4 would be icing on the cake.
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Artist rendition. Honda won’t go with Suzuki pipes.

To answer the question of the new site owner, it will be all new. So everything will get changed. Honda typically has a 4-year cycle with a makeover for the third year. The bike was new in 2004, the makeover in 2006. That means 2008 is all new.
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Just found this on another thread, don't know how much is fact or fiction..
Fiction. You can’t patent a V5 engine. Honda was not the first to go with that configuration. You can patent technology that is in it though. They won’t go with a V4 either. It will be cost prohibitive and add weight. It will continue to be an inline-4. I’m sure it will have some MotoGP technology in it like previous versions have.
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Re: 2008 Fireblade

This from the latest Australian Motorcycle News;

"A new Fireblade is expected from Honda this year and its extremely likely that it will be a V4 as it seeks to get the upper hand in the battle against 1200cc twins in Superbike Racing.
With looks akin to the offspring of the current Fireblade and a RC212V MotoGP machine, the new 'Blade will be the first mass production V4 superbike since the Honda RC45.
AMCN sources have said that the new "Blade will receive a completely new exhaust system, which will see it hidden in the belly pan. Similar to the Hornet 600, the new exhaust is likely to snake back and forth under the engine with the outlet just in front of the rear wheel.
It is also tipped that Honda will release an up spec version that will serve as a more competitive template for Superstock racing as well as a homologation model for world superbike.

The up spec machine will have top of the line chassis components and exotic materials and components-like carbon fibre bodywork, magnesium engine covers, lightweight internals and a close ration gearbox".

Interesting stuff and I'm sure there will be lots of speculation until something firm is announced! I for one, am up for an upgrade this year and will be watching the release very closely as to whether I stay on a Honda or not. So far, 50/50.

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Go Stevo good to see some aussie imput,and may I add updated info on the newest BLADE......I'm excited!!!!
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Re: 2008 Fireblade

I hope the actual release looks better than the artist's rendition. The bodywork of the '06-'07 bike looks MUCH better than the artist's mental image. Not sure how I feel about the stubby exhaust. I think its ugly, but it could grow on me, so I don't wanna count it out. (Note: I still think the 'Busa is the ugliest pig-snout-looking thing to ever gather a following. In fact, it would be the ugliest bike PERIOD, if it weren't for the ZX-14 taking its title!) So, we'll see. One more thing... I hope they offer it in some form of yellow other than "canary".
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Just found this on another thread, don't know how much is fact or fiction..
V5!!!!!!! pure fiction
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Re: 2008 Fireblade

I hope they follow the slipper clutch trend...
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