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2012 Honda Fireblade - how good?

MCN, 03 January 2012 12:00

Although not all-new, Honda’s 2012 CBR1000RR Fireblade has had a significant makeover, with suspension, throttle response and styling all updated – but how much difference does it all make? To find out we pitted the new bike head-to-head with the outgoing 2011 version on both road and dyno. And even though our test took place in cold and damp December ...

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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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2012 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade first ride!

MCN, 24 November 2011 12:20

The 20th anniversary Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade is currently being put through its paces at the Portimao circuit, Portugal by MCN chief road tester Trevor Franklin. This new model now comes with Showa Big Piston front forks and a new ‘Balance Free’ rear suspension design, developed for racing. There are also a host of revisions which include the ECU and fuelling ...

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Honda launches 2012 CBR1000RR Fireblade mini-site

Guy Procter, 14 October 2011 10:44

Honda has opened a mini-website dedicated to the new 2012 Fireblade. It promises to tell the full story of the bike which will mark the 20th anniversary of the Fireblade series next year. Honda is keen to stress the easy-to-ride 'Total Control' philosophy which has shaped the Fireblade dynasty. You only need traction control if there's something wrong with your ...

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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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2012 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade revealed

Trevor Franklin, 26 September 2011 10:06

Honda’s new-for-2012 CBR1000RR Fireblade was officially shown to the world at simultaneous unveilings over the weekend, at the Imola round of WSB and Le Mans 24-Hour. Not surprisingly the bikes displayed turned out to be the same machine that MCN highlighted after details were released on a Hong-Kong Honda dealer’s website. Official Honda press information underlined MCN’s details of the ...

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'World's fastest woman' hits 200mph on Fireblade

Richard Mellor, 01 September 2011 12:22

A standard Honda Fireblade hit over 200mph this week when, in the hands of female racer Leslie Porterfield, it broke the world speed for litre production bikes at Bonneville Salt Flats. Porterfield, from Dallas, Texas, recorded a two-way average of 200.137mph in the FIM 1000 P-P unmodified production class, to break the previous record, also held by her, by more ...

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MCN Carole Nash Motorcycle Show: Design your own Honda Fireblade

Andy Downes, 04 February 2011 16:33

Farnham Honda has revealed a new line-up of Honda Fireblades as an example of the new Fingerprint bikes it can make with just about any paintscheme available. The dealership was responsible for two officially-backed bikes last year with a John McGuinness and Neil Hutchinson tribute Isle of Man TT machines. Now the range has been extended with both paint and ...

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Honda unveils two official TT tribute Fireblades

Andy Downes, 13 July 2010 17:24

Honda used the opening of a new dealer in Farnham to pull the wraps off two new Isle of Man TT tribute bikes that are now officially available to buy. Find a used Honda Fireblade The two bikes have been built to celebrate the success of John McGuinness and Ian Hutchinson – two of the most successful TT racers of ...

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Video: Fireblade is a work of art

James Keen, 09 July 2010 16:42

The latest art-inspired window display at Selfridges in London features two Honda Fireblades - one complete, the other dismantled and looking like the world's best Meccano set.   The two blades are set up to balance at either end of a set of scales. The artist - Kyle Bean - wanted to use something minimalistic but with presence, completely out of context, ...

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