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2009 Fireblade - CBR1000RR

So the new look fireblade has been with us for a while now, there has been plenty of discussion on the good and bad points so lets step forward a little to the 2009 Fireblade. What changes do you want to see Honda make for the first "revision" of the now class leading machine? What do want from Honda and what do you expect they will actaully do with the new model?
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Re: 2009 Fireblade - CBR1000RR

Restore the missing horsepower on the u.s. model.
A red, white, and blue paint job would be nice.
Include the rear seat cowl with purchase.
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The one thing that really lets the 2008 model down for me, is the lack of a gear read out. The rear end could be even better, with intergrated crystal indicators and tail light. More dynamic head lights, the ones now are good but to say it is the Fireblade I am sure there is better? Twin speed damping, maybe? ABS if it is as good as they say it is.

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Just the Honda quality that we are all used to.. Performance wise the Blade is great... Better more aggressive paint schemes too...
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Better paint, Redesign the lowers a little maybe so they looks less... flat,boring,flat,plain,flat. Change the upper tripple so it looks more quality and less like cheap cast aluminum off a scooter. The exhaust looks like its off the 2nd gen CBR1000 with the can integrated into the body. Thats for scooters not race bikes. I would like to see them change the can so it looks more like a seperate muffler, more like a race machine and less like an Accord.
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Re: 2009 Fireblade - CBR1000RR

Looks very much like the new Honda fireblade may run with brake by wire on the 09 CBR600RR, I wonder if it is on the cards for the CBR1000RR or if Honda will save it for the next year when they say it will be used on all road going models over 250cc.
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Looks very much like Honda may run with brake by wire on the 09 CBR600RR, I wonder if it is on the cards for the CBR1000RR or if Honda will save it for the next year when they say it will be used on all road going models over 250cc.
Brake by wire? Why do we need this? What are the advantages? That sounds dangerous to me. What if the electric goes out at 120 mph? Don't see how the feel would still be there either. Most of this techno-trickery does not make the bikes functionally better IMO.
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Science fiction becomes science fact, brake by wire / ABS whatever you want to call it, its here to stay. It has an overide if the electrics fail of course. I tend to agree, all this electronic stuff detracts from the skill and the raw experience. It's sad for us and even worse for our children, they probably won't even get to use the throttle on their bikes.
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More exciting paint schemes ,better looking front end and re-design the muffler.
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simple - Repsol Replica.
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Piston rings which actually seal so folks dont have to add 2 quarts between oil changes.
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Better paint job, by this I mean MORE of it the paint should be deeper and more clear coat please!!!!!!! the colours this year I like alot.....the euro ones at least.
Better exaust, again I'm not too pushed by the look of the current one but the quality is very poor.
Tidy the rear end a bit, aestetically its the bikes worst feature, a tidy tail is needed.
Give us a rear hugger that does what huggers are meant to do, not like the useless piece of thrash supplied with the bike.
Am I asking too much when I ask for a bike with a fuel gauge?????????
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Re: 2009 Fireblade - CBR1000RR

For 09 I would like to see the missing 10HP return to US bikes, a taller stock windscreen, a gear indicator, and maybe some 5 spoke wheels, the three spoke is so bland.

The ABS is intriguing, its not really brake by wire, you still have a master cylinder and you still have brake feel because its still hydraulic, its just that theres a sensor that detects lock up conditions and it sends a signal to a little black box that will "pulse" the pressure in the brake lines until the lock up condition stops. The only time it would feel any different from normal brakes would be when you reach lock up, and then it interferes for the better. So I would whole heartedly support ABS in the new 09 bike.

Traction Control would also be really slick to have stock.

Some other things I would like but dont forsee happening are quality levers...stock levers = suck, better seat shape for taller riders, and make the weird tag bracket/signal stalk a bolt on affair like the 07-08 R6.

Im sure Honda will address most of the concerns generated about the 08 bike like the whitening exhaust, oil consumption, paint quality, etc. But even with those foibles the bike is still a monster.
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Am I asking too much when I ask for a bike with a fuel gauge?????????
I thought this was pretty funny since every bike ive owned since 2001 had no fuel gauge, hell even my dirt bikes had no gauge, guess I have just gotten used to it, but it wouldnt hurt to have one
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Re: 2009 Fireblade - CBR1000RR

I started this exact thread a few days ago... I guess we should scrap it? Maybe merge it?
https://www.fireblades.org/forums/hon...009-blade.html

Anyways, number one on the list for me is better paint schemes, and better paint overall. The only paint I really like now is the White/Black that we don't even get here, and the Black (special edition), none of the other colors really do it for me. So overall I'm expecting better colors.

ABS would be nice. Better paint. Better clearcoat.

I guess while we're dreaming, I'm asking for a small redesign; I've grown to love the frontend, but the rest of the bike isn't so graceful from some angles, in fact it looks downright silly in some angles.
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