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Re: 2008 Fireblade

The other information I have been reading goes along the lines of "significant weight reduction"
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Re: 2008 Fireblade

last week in our local mcn rag they showed a picture of what was supposed to be the 08 fireblade. they claim it will use roughly the same engine not the v4. the exhaust will exit from the belly pan to centralize the weight.
there will be traction control similar to the one used on jt bike in wsb racing.
bike looked good but it was only inside info.nothing confirmed.
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Re: 2008 Fireblade

if these exhaust patents are "real" then the 2008 cbr1000 will not be a V4. Looks like the undertail is history......
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if these exhaust patents are "real" then the 2008 cbr1000 will not be a V4. Looks like the undertail is history......
Is it me, or does that bike in the patent picture look and awefull lot like a 954? Do you think they used that picture because the 954 is the archetype for performance bikes or just because it's the best sportbike ever built? Tough to say...

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From what I have read your correct - they used the 954 for the purpose of illustration only.
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Re: 2008 Fireblade

They'll move the exhaust, change the colors, maybe add a slipper and some kind of selectable mapping like the Suzuki (although I'd LOVE to see TC.)

If you want to see what it will look like, just go to the Honda website and look at the 2007 CBR600.



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Re: 2008 Fireblade

Definately will be changes. Look at the new R-1 (ecm,ycct glitches
not withstanding) and the new GSXR1K. Those are cutting edge openbikes.
While the current 1kRR is a terrific bike, and I may be about to replace my
VFR (just sold today) with another RR, would be my 4th. The house of
Soichiro needs an open bike the likes of the 07 600. Ive been tempted
by that new Gixxer. If you don't want to buy one, dont sit on
one. Down right comfy. All Im gonna say.

C'mon big red, I need a bike!

Will be interesting to see what they do with the VFR too..
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Re: 2008 Fireblade

I still think that Honda will continue with the underseat exhaust. The belly pan exhaust is Suzukish. The Honda Hornet does have that exhaust though. With the 600RR new for this year, Honda kept the undertail.; it will be around for 3 more years.

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I still think that Honda will continue with the underseat exhaust. The belly pan exhaust is Suzukish. The Honda Horney does have that exhaust though. With the 600RR new for this year, Honda kept the undertail.; it will be around for 3 more years.

I think they will keep it but I wish they would get rid of it. Like the others said it uses a lot of extra tubing and leaves no room for a trunk. I like the small GP style exhaust. I would also like to see the V-4 but don't think it will happen. I think that just to keep up with the others they will have to put a slipper clutch on it, maybe traction control, and separate high and low speed compression on the suspension, maybe adjustable ride height on the shock.


Anyway we should know in a couple months or so and then we can all stop guessing and then start talking about what we like and don't like about it for real.
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Re: 2008 Fireblade

seriously I dont know what the big fascination with a slipper is......

I bought into the hype and bought one for my 2006 1000rr and paid like 1500Aus for it....

But after I got it installed I was like .. whats the big deal... cause when I come in hot, my hand just feathers the clutch without me thinking anyway...so my hand does the job of a slipper....

The only reason peps want them is cause all the other companies have them...

In all honesty I reckon that with all the extra gizmos it make for a lazy if not worse rider..cause if it ever failed, the rider would not know what to do...
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seriously I dont know what the big fascination with a slipper is......

I bought into the hype and bought one for my 2006 1000rr and paid like 1500Aus for it....

But after I got it installed I was like .. whats the big deal... cause when I come in hot, my hand just feathers the clutch without me thinking anyway...so my hand does the job of a slipper....

The only reason peps want them is cause all the other companies have them...

In all honesty I reckon that with all the extra gizmos it make for a lazy if not worse rider..cause if it ever failed, the rider would not know what to do...
Freddie Spenser was just talking about this on one of the last SBK Racers. His comment was that as the control systems on the bikes evolve, the bike becomes more forgiving and requires less finesse and precise control inputs from the riders. Roger Hayden made the same type of comment regarding the GP bikes, where he would go wide open throttle in the middle of the corner and could not do that on his SBK or he would end up on his head.

So on one hand, these things like traction control, slipper clutch, ABS an so on makes the bikes easier to ride and more safe for the less experienced rider, but on the other hand, the more experienced rider looses some connection to the bike. I guess the question is "which is the greater good for the masses"?

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Re: 2008 Fireblade

A slipper clutch is old technology and are not found on GP bikes.
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Re: 2008 Fireblade

Have heard rumours about a V5 floating about.
And it stopped being a fireblade when the engine went to 1000cc.
Last of the proper blades was a 954
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Re: 2008 Fireblade

I didn't say that I cared about or wanted a slipper clutch. I said that they would probably have to do it to keep up with the other companies. A lot of people buy bikes based on that stuff. They have to be able to brag to their "homies" down at bike night about their selectable maps, passing switch, slipper clutch, etc. Maybe Honda won't give in. We'll know soon.
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Re: 2008 Fireblade

Honda's security is tighter than Fort Knox, we will just have to wait till they want us to know. I have an 07 1000RR with almost 2000 miles on it and absolutely love everything about it. Put a Two Bro's mid pipe and Ti can on it, drove around town about fifty miles, put it on the dyno next day and it was perfect fuel burn, runs great, no tuning or adjustment needed.
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