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Chris Newbigging  says:

Roland Sands' Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade streetfighter

This is how a top custom motorcycle builder raises cash for charity – building a slick Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade streetfighter to auction! LA-based custom bike builder and former 250GP racer Roland Sands is well known for custom and sportsbike-based one-offs alike. This Fireblade-based naked is one of his more restrained transformations, but it’s still a great-looking motorcycle that proves that a...

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MeanMachinex

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MeanMachinex says:

Looks

well Ugly

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evilamnesiac

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evilamnesiac says:

I like it!

Love the stripped back look, paint the sump to match the engine, re-route some of the radiator pipework and general engine wiring (or cover the edges with a small piece of cowl) and it would look perfect. kind of like a sportier looking faster thruxton.

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dickthebuttockscruttock

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Excellent

Looks to me like the CB1000R that Honda should of built rather than the nicely styled, but watered down afair they released.

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Szmolo

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Szmolo says:

Love it

I agree, looks like the bike the CB1000R should have been,  the only mod I would make would be a number plate! :)

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evilamnesiac

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evilamnesiac says:

I like the CB1000R too..

its got more than enough power, looks good (though not as good as the above) and handles great, is vastly underrated by MCN but not by any of the people I've met who've ridden one. But for me the old school round headlight and straight barred retro look on this is fantastic. Its a 'one-off' you could actually do too, cb600f lights from the right year aren't too rare, ring a breakers, get a cheap blade, exhaust and your away!

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ANichol

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ANichol says:

Roland Sands

Makes well tasty bikes. Growing line of parts and accessories you can buy too. Wish he'd do some stuff so I can streetfighter my GSXF properly.

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wings1372

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wings1372 says:

Thats what I want

Now that looks abit more like what I need. Well done Roland Sands, nice exhaust too.

I'd swap from a sportsbike to a naked like the CB1000R if they didn't ruin them by reducing the power by 50bhp. When they claim to re-tune (reality de-tune) all they do is chop off the top end and add about 5lb-ft in the low end, which is then negated as somehow removing a fairing and adding flat bars at the OEM's seems to add about 25-30kg over the sportsbike base model.

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speedtrooper

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speedtrooper says:

There is No way

It looks as good as Triumph Speed Triple 1050

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supermario

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supermario says:

meh

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evilamnesiac

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evilamnesiac says:

CB1000R-Blade difference

The CB1000R is 18kg heavier (thanks to the heavier engine and frame), is 53bhp less and produces around 10 ftlb less torque. But the peak power and torque are much lower down the rev range, making more of the power usable, The point of detuning the engine is not to reduce its total power output, but to make the bike pull better at lower revs, this comes at the expense of top end power, and top speed. which due the the lack of fairing isn't a problem as reaching a fireblades top speed without fairing is nigh on impossible. This shows the problem in using specifications 'Top Trumps' to judge bikes, it doesn't really tell anything like the whole picture.

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