New ‘blade for 2020?

Discussion in 'General 1000RR Discussion' started by hitch, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. hitch

    hitch Well-Known Member

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    Merely a rehash of 3-month old news with its 'we can expect'; 'perhaps'; 'we could see'; 'early indications' etc.

    More carrot dangling, but might interest those who haven't been on tenterhooks for this new bike.

    Thanks for the post @hitch , I just wish a real journalist would get to the source and release some definitive information with pics, because obvioulsly if the bike is to be released in October there will be a pre-production model.;)
     
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    Honda-CBR-1000-RR-Fireblade-Retusche-article169Gallery-d9a3b1a9-1628154.jpg
     
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    ^^^^
    That's been doing the rounds for months. Nevertheless, if it looked like that I'd be in the queue!!
     
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    I don' like the idea of retractable winglets.......I mean what's the point? They're not retractable on any superbike or moto gp bike so why on a production bike?

    Winglets are one of the upgrades that some people will want to ogle at when it's parked up so it's no good if they only spring out above 80mph or whatever :rolleyes::D

    You'll never see emo_O
     
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    Thanks for nothin':(. I guess they'll never spring out on my bike:D;).
     
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    Some may never see them...hehehe
     
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    I really hope it looks even a little like that.
    Only a few more weeks and we will know!
     
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  9. nigelrb

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    Not too sure about carbon wheels though, especially for the bumpier 'B' roads. Been a few vids on the Tube of cracked carbon, but we will never know exactly what stresses they were put under.
     
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    Carbon wheels are a nightmare on our pot holed roads....BMW m sport test ride bike at a local dealer has already had 3 new fronts due to cracking....if it looks like that pic but with ohlins suspension I'm having one....
     
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    Backed off my interest in R1m not a step forward waiting on this....
     
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  12. AndrewQ

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    True, but thankfully in Ireland we have silky smooth, almost glasslike road surfaces! LOL
    Yeah, O, might keep my good ol' metal wheels so!
     
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    Yes, like in the MotoGP!
     
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    And there is also a side exhaust in the pic, is there yet another side exhaust on the left side of the bike?
     
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    No. Only 2 outlets which is a copy from the V4 configuration.

    This would be difficult to configure on the inline four. With the firing order of 1-2-4-3, pairing of exhausts from 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 would have to be of equal length. Obviously, to run one pair under the seat would require a greater length than the side pipe. This is not an issue with the V4 as the rear cylinder exhaust exits under the seat.

    There would be computations to allow for pipe diameter differences to compensate, but I doubt Honda would go to such lengths for a production street bike.
     
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    GB Racing covers, Brembos and Ohlins, I think someone is just doing a wishlist drawing.

    Would have thought the press would have some pics by now of the bike out on the road in nondescript/boxey fairings, the sort they use to try and hide it from view.
     
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    Correct, BSS. Just another in the list of media speculations. What do they call them - graphic compilations?

    There must be a pre-production model given it is supposed to debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. Then again, we have been fed these stories for nearly 3 years now.

    This smacks of my recent Triumph experience where visiting the factory, personnel flatly denied the existence of the Daytona Moto 2 replica, then 2 weeks later I get an invite to view. Friggin' liars, the lot of 'em!:rolleyes:
     
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    I'm willing to bet whatever configuration it is it will be expensive, so I wont be in the que
     
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    'Expensive' is subjective. Häagen-Dazs ice cream is expensive in its own right, but offers its purchasers an experience of culinary excellence.

    All of our bikes are expensive; it's more a matter of whether or not we can justify that expense for our own pleasures:D;).
     
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