Re: Last of the Litre Bikes!!!!!!!
The way i see it happening is Honda will probably keep the I-4 1000cc for a while, but we might get a few more options along the way.
1000cc V-4 ala the VFR or some new branding, the V-4 configuration lends itself to better torque curves but with the technology available today I doubt it would lose much top end take the uber insane Desmosedici from Ducati for example.
1000cc+ V-5 ala the RC 211 212 ilk. This in my opinion would be the way Honda should lean. there are a few things that make this engine difficult to produce for the masses, most notably the exhaust plumbing, but the power to weight to size ratio is awesome not to mention that they sound sick.
As for styling I prefer the 08-09 Blades to everything else honda has offered, the 06-07 Blades looked bulky and the undertail exhaust was poorly executed. I would like to see Honda keep the design of its race replicas in line with their actual race bikes where less is more, the GP exhaust position is great. Other than that i would like a little more user friendliness in the bodywork department...I am not good at origami so working on the new Blades was a painstaking lesson in ridiculous design. Another thing I want is real clip-on handle bars, these honda bars suck because you are pretty much stuck with the position you get from the manufacturer.