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Return of the Urban Tiger Fireblade

MCN, 17 June 2014 12:01

Honda Racing rocked up to Snetterton at the weekend with Julien Da Costa riding an Urban Tiger liveried Fireblade, enough to get any red-blooded Fireblade fan reminiscing about the second-generation 'fox eye' Blade that surfaced in 1994. The resurrection of the 20 year-old paintjob isn't confined to the track, either. Honda UK has hastily confirmed that it will be offered ...

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Video: Honda Fireblade SP group test

MCN, 26 February 2014 15:13

With a blueprinted engine and snazzy chassis parts, the new Honda Fireblade SP has a price tag to match its European rivals. But does it beat them at their own game? We find out on sunny Spanish roads and around the track, with former WSB champion Neil Hodgson. brightcove.createExperiences();

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Honda Fireblade outsells BMW R1200GS in March

Andy Downes, 10 April 2012 13:33

Honda’s CBR1000RR Fireblade was the best selling motorcycle in March as dealers shifted 272 from showroom floors. 2012 Honda Fireblades for sale. Running it a close second was the BMW R1200GS, which sold 229 units, with the Honda CBR600F third placed with 135 sold. What’s the real story? While the updated 2012 Fireblade certainly contributed to these figures from the ...

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New Honda Fireblade still on top after 20 years

Trevor Franklin, 03 December 2011 12:00

Honda’s legendary Fireblade is 20-years-old and while the weight, shape and engine capacity in fact everything about it has changed since Tadao Baba’s rule-changing 1992 original, the fact that Honda has retained the Fireblade moniker for its ultimate superbike proves just how important this model is to the Big H. Oh, and so does the impressive sales figure of 445,208 ...

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Video: 2012 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

MCN, 26 September 2011 15:50

This is apparently the first official video of the new Honda Fireblade, seemingly intended for an American audience, that shows the bike in action and emphasises the details revealed by MCN, including the Showa 43mm Big Piston Forks, 'balance-free' rear shock, revised fairing and dual layer panels and chin spoiler under the nose cone to aid stability at speed. Read ...

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Honda Fireblade signed by John McGuinness up for sale

James Keen, 05 August 2009 11:52

A 2009 HM Plant replica Honda Fireblade due to be signed by racing legend John McGuinness is up for grabs in MCN Bikes For Sale. Click here to view the ad The non-ABS Honda CBR1000RR, supplied by Doble motorcycles, has been painted in HM Plant colours and comes with a genuine Honda seat cowl and headlight shields.   Read the 2009 ...

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The evolution of the Honda Fireblade

James Keen, 13 March 2009 09:52

Since it's arrival in 1992, the flagship Honda Fireblade has continued to re-invent itself and stay at the forefront of sportsbike development. In 1992, the original Fireblade moved the goal posts by focusing on weight rather than horsepower. The competition were claiming more bhps, but the blade's 185kg weight undercut them all by at least 15kg and changed things forever. Thinking of trading in? ...

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Your reaction to the ABS Honda Fireblade

MCN News Desk, 22 December 2008 14:33

It seems the ABS Honda Fireblade road test in this week’s MCN has caused a big stir among sportsbike riders. This is the first ever electronically-controlled Combined ABS-assisted superbike and it seems many sports bike riders don’t like the idea of electronics or ABS getting in the way of their riding. All this is despite the fact that Honda has ...

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First ride: ABS Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

Michael Neeves, 15 December 2008 09:20

Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves is in Qatar testing the new ABS Honda Fireblade... The electronically-controlled ‘brake-by-wire’ system on the new Fireblade is revolutionary, totally unique on a motorcycle and very, very clever. It will save your skin in an emergency and give maximum braking power and complete stability for anyone, whenever you need it. Honda Fireblades for sale Most ...

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First test report on the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

Trevor Franklin, 17 December 2007 09:23

In the principality of Doha, Qatar’s Losail Circuit is the venue for the launch of the new 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is at the circuit testing the new Blade. Here’s his first comments about Honda’s flagship sports bike. ‘The fast flowing nature of Losail Circuit highlights the Blade’s new attitude, the bike is far, ...

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