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MCN's Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin tries out the new Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade
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First test report on the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

By Trevor Franklin -

First rides & tests

 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, far more agile and balanced than the old model meaning it delivers corner speed like a Supersport 600. The engine also has attitude while it retains it’s tractability in the lower to mid range RPM it delivers the goods above this area to give the bike explosive performance. But make no mistake this is no hooligan bike unless you want it to be.’

Read the full report in the December 19 issue of MCN.