New ‘blade for 2020?

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

  1. Ritchierich

    Ritchierich Well-Known Member

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    Exactly.
     
  2. dessp2

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    I seriously think that with lessons learned (Honda and Ducati) that these days they are really nervous about releasing a new model. So they will continue testing and development in towards the new year to try and iron out potential problems. Electronics and increased horsepower have really spoilt Motorbikes IMHO.
     
  3. Maad

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    I've not heard anything new from my dealers since the prices were made official and I'm on the list for the SP. Last update was March/April on my end also.
    They've also advised me interest rates for PCP likely to be 6.9% based on what the new Africa Twin is set at although not confirmed.

    I agree with Nigel here, almost certain to have an update after the Qatar Media Release.


    Sidenote:
    My financial situation means there's a chance I may not be getting the bike this year no matter how much I'd love to.
    If not, Richierich, you can have my order which I'm keeping in place until I do the test ride (est Feb) at least ;)
     
  4. Wozza

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    I'll wait for the 0% the following season.....and a service plan....when they have sold about 40 uk units...if that..
     
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  5. Maad

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    I fall into the group that would like a 1st gen bike to be part of those to say I got one of the original new design and 2020 reg etc and been waiting for a redesign for a while now. It makes it seem more desirable to me because of that.
    But, you may be right, if they sell poorly, it'll work out in a year's time as they'll have a whole host of offers on. Will likely work out better for me too.

    Can only wait and see at this point!
     
  6. tuktuk

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    No doubt Honda could have pulled it out of the bag this time however I'm guessing the majority of people will be hesitant given this is the first full and comprehensive update of the blade since 2008. I also say this as they had failed miserably when entering the electronics world with the C-abs and its arguable they messed up again with the electronics package on the 17 plate. (I'm not bashing the 2017 it's a lovely looking bike).

    Honda thinks they can go in at top market price, jumping back into the sports bike market after over 10 years on the same frame/engine combo with questionable electronic updates along the way.

    If you have a proven track record with bikes using the current tech expected of a superbike then the price would be somewhat fair, however until they are shown to have caught up with the other manufacturers I believe they will struggle to pull people off their s1000rr zx10 gsxr etc.

    I hope the bike is a big success and if there are problems, I hope Honda change their attitude and become willing to help their loyal customers as they will only be pushed so far.
     
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  7. Ritchierich

    Ritchierich Well-Known Member

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    No problem there @Maad it'll be nicely run in and no chicken strips either, that'll impress your mates. ;)
     
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  8. exuptoy

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    They’ll undoubtedly sell plenty on PCP to track day riders who’ll believe the hype and will want the best bike out there. Plenty of guys (and gals) out there with disposable income for a track bike.
     
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  9. dmc12

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    I've never met anyone on a track day who had track day insurance - a few of the first timers might have it, but anyone who goes regularly just accepts the risk of a ditching.
     
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  10. exuptoy

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    Not sure about that. MCE I think used to include track day risk in their policies as they are a sponsor for BSB. Not sure if they still do?
     
  11. Ritchierich

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    I looked into it once, quoted £370 for the day but this didn't cover cosmetic damage only total write off so didn't bother.
     
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  12. Barstewardsquad

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    Pretty certain @SimonRR said he had track insurance for his R1
     
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  13. NS400R

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    £150 for the SP for one day, insured value £15k, £2k excess. It gets cheaper if you do more days. That was with Bemoto.
     
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  14. NS400R

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    I've seen the 17-19 blade frame crack where the lower cowl screw goes in low speed drops. A write off is easier than you think

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  15. SimonRR

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    Yeah I still buy TD insurance for bike and myself, just in case, if you pay for several TD's it works out quite cheap and better than a write off, but as bike gets older/cheaper might stop doing that :D
    Bike went on track when brand new and didn't fancy writing off £15k, but 4 years old now so she ain't worth as much so might stop doing it next year, unless I have a new sp of course ;):D
     
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  16. SimonRR

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    Yeah next year is 2021, so should, be loads of reports by then :D but 2020 will still be an R1 year :eek:
     
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  17. derchef

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    well quite better than 19 BMW chinese carbon wheels ( driving around at 55-60 and than you hear strange noises ) d88c4f1f-baf0-4331-b37f-b5ee193929b7.jpg )
     
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  18. exuptoy

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    That is horrific!
     
  19. Wozza

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    I know of at least 2 others that have cracked wheels...does the warrenty cover them?...clearly not fit for purpose..
     
  20. derchef

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    Well no one knows this wheels are not the hi tech Thyssenkrupp , but just a cheap copy ( yeah they were able to spare all the pennies )
    If you do not die in the crash they will may replace under warranty...

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