lol I left you out because I got hungry and had to go to lunch!!! It's ok though your comments are all decent!!!:thumb: even though they don't have anything to do with what you do or don't like on the 08's and what you'd like to see on the 09'sYou forgot me, 08bladerunner. Don't you have a reply on any of my comments?
Actually, I do not have an 08'. You can clearly see I have an 07' if you look left. Big can-o-worms, that broken in properly stuff is. I switched to Amsoil at 3000 miles as well, and no, mine burns no oil. The oil consumption issue with the 08' is pretty well documented and does not seem to depend on break in, but a manufacturing issue.:nono: perhaps if you would have broken it in (if you even have one) properly that wouldn't have become a problem for you. Mine has 3800 miles on it now , and at about 2500 miles my avg mpg went up by about 2.5 mpg that to me signals the engine is nice and broke in now. Time for some Amsoil now, perhaps I'll get even more mpg out of that... and I haven't burned one drop of oil.
+1 I am totally enjoying my new 08. right now it is at Vance and Hines. they too are another to add to the group of exhaust. they are designing it as we speak. should have it back friday.Wait...you had an 08, then sold it, all in hopes that Honda will make the 09 better?
I doubt very seriously that Honda will make enough changes to the bike that selling a brand new 08 would make any sense.
As for finding a pipe, I guess its just personal preference but I've seen at least 4 different pipes that I wouldnt mind having, once I feel like the bike needs more power. As far as that goes, I plan on keeping my exhaust stock for a while, but I do plan on a PCIII and IM to get my top end back.
As for the headlight I really dont see an issue here, I ride with my high beams on all the time, which is more than enough light for me to ride at night or day with I would like some angel eye lenses with a stock bike, all the aftermarket kits are pretty cheaply made.
Ah, the ever lasting battle for paint schemes that everyone will love. I tried to get the all black, but they ran out of them, so I got my next best choice in the Red and Silver, pics cant do this color scheme justice, in person this scheme is gorgeous. But once again for Honda to make everyone happy they will need to have about 100 different colors, and then another 20 race replicas. If the colors dont float your boat but you really want the bike for what it can do, save up for a custom paint job, like the guy who got his Repsol Scheme done professionally. If they bring the white and black to the states, I will gladly not care, since everyone and their grandmother will be on one, and then my bike will be the rarer color. So no matter what colors they add, whatever color we dont get in one region will be wanted in another, it the nature of the beast.
On that note, long live the Blade in whatever iterations Honda dreams up
08bladerunner, the original question stated "what cange's do you want to see" I would like to see a sharper, more aggressive looking nose, thats all. I can't see any hate in that, regardless of what i drive.
AMENhrmm, I doubt any changes to the front end will be drastic, even noticeable since as the appearance of a bike is designed they take into account all parts of the bike so they mesh together for a continuous theme. Drastic changes of appearance on one area of the bike will afect how the rest of the bike will look. I think any changes to the front will do more with combating wind buffeting than appearance issues. Even so the 1000rr has a beautifull front cowl, at least in the eyes of this proud owner. The minimalist approach up front is a breath of fresh air compared to al these other bikes with crasy creases and points all over the place.
I own an 08' and I must admit they need to do something with the looks. Its ok, but doesn't screem 'look at me'! For me its more performance.Yes wait.. IMHO.. The 08RR is the most love um/ hate um looking bike ever.. I hope they change the looks alittle then maybe I will buy the 09 model..
I love that it doesnt scream look at me. Its so unmainstream that in a way though it does. I do agree with the performance comment though.:thumb: