New ‘blade for 2020?

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

  1. dgr

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    It has all the same 'visual' indications as the same model in the red and blue paint scheme. You could argue that all black bikes look the same to a certain extent but your argument suggests that to identify a bike as 'totally new' it would have to have a 'totally new' paint scheme.

    I'd rather have the new blade in black than the R1M. What's with all that blue detailing?
     
  2. tuktuk

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    Front mudguard looks like it might have the same part number as 2008. Not bad if you have a carbon one and upgrade I suppose!
     
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  3. Lozzy

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    They've got that carbon R1M in at the local dealers and it does look stunning in the flesh...if I was after a newer top spec bike I'd be tempted with this.
     
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    Good pics @Lozzy . My local does not have one so I am waiting for NEC. It certainly is impressive!
     
  6. Noel

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    The R1M does nothing for me, give me the new SP not in black though
     
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  7. nigelrb

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    UPDATE:

    Obtained some definitive information today:

    Press and media launch at Qatar from Jan 27 to Feb 3 2020.

    Bikes to be released to dealers in April 2020.

    No definitive pricing available as yet.:rolleyes:

    A bike will be on show at NEC.
    (Couldn't ascertain whether basis or SP, but one would imagine they'd show the SP)

    This week's MCN has a write up, but only a recap of pics and text plucked from various websites.

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  8. bradt

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    Like the R1 Lozzy in black but not sure about the blue wheels.
    New Blade does look pretty good in black.
    Assume Repsol in 2021
     
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  10. nigelrb

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    I don't mind them at all. For me, it gives the bike a bit of a lift and adds pizzazz!

    [Ooh, I hope 'pizzazz' isn't now one of your 'special' words;))
     
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  11. Manofsteel

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    R1M is a good looking and sounding bike but what puts me off is the two people I know who have one reckon once you get a wriggle on and after rather spirited riding the oil in the rear shock gives up the ghost completely,now a fluid change for better quality oil may fix this but when your paying through the nose for something which is supposed to be a premium product you don't expect cheep oil and if they skimp there where else have they skimped on?
     
  12. Gaffa22

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    That must be the standard R1 then, the Ohlins shock on the R1M is fine
     
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  13. Boothman

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    How come he said due in the states June 2021 has Trump deleted 2020 over there?
     
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  14. nigelrb

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    The USA market is weird. It is being released in USA in June 2020 but as a 2021 model.

    I guess they want to think they're ahead of the game even though we get the bike in April!!:rolleyes:

    It is also reported that USA will get only the SP version and not the base model, ostensibly because they don't sell many CBR1000RR there (soon to be labelled as Fireblade in USA for the first time).
     
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    Yeah, I know they do models as a year ahead, but at 4:49 he says available June 2021 - just thought it was amusing :D
     
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    Are they track riders? If they're only riding on the road that sounds like wishful thinking to me. Have they tried making some adjustments?
     
  17. Manofsteel

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    To be fair they both do a lot of track days here and Spain ones an R1M the other a standard R1 both had similar problems with the rear shock,the guys at Maxton replaced the oil in both for better stuff and the change was immense apparently they weren’t the first to complain about this and have seen this on a few R1’s both standard and M models
     
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  18. Gaffa22

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    Ohlins shocks and forks are filled with Ohlins own spec oil, and I reckon Ohlins know what they are doing so there must be more to it,
    I've been a member on the R1 forum for many years and not heard about any particular issues with rear shock oil, so your mates must have just been unlucky
     
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  19. SimonRR

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    std R1 rear shock fine for road but they are a bit weak if lots of tracks days gone, I swapped mine out for a nitron gp, front forks still work very well

    Hope they have the new blade at the bike show, wanting to see if 6' 1" can fit

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  20. nigelrb

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    Honda UK has confirmed it will be at NEC:).

    I know it will fit me!
     
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