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Re: Canadian review of the new 1000RR
I think the Tool that wrote that article was a journalist first, and a Bike expert a distant second! First of all he doesnt seem to know the difference between Rear Wheel HP as measured on most dynos and manufactures claimed HP which is always at the crank! Then his comments about the increased stroke.
"The motor is based on the 954 but essentially all-new, with the additional capacity garnered by increasing the stroke but not the bore. This is a bit of an oddity in today's world of ever-rising redlines (requiring short strokes), but one that Honda justify with a big emphasis on torque and acceleration rather than pure top-end"
As the 954 was the most oversquare of all the litre class bikes in 2002/2003 and the increased stroke is simply bringing it in to line with what the other manufactures had already been doing! Other than these nit pickings he seems to have the same veiw as most other reveiw Ive read so far and the Blade sounds like it going to be an excelent bike to ride!