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John Westlake  says:

New 2012 Honda Fireblade pictures leaked

These are the first photos of Honda’s 2012 Fireblade. Besides the new angular styling, the bike has Big Piston Forks, new rear suspension, new clocks and lightweight wheels. Those hoping for a V4 will be disappointed, as the engine appears almost identical to this year’s model. Also, there are no signs of any traction control – the switchgear has no extra...

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JHB1984

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speedo007

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speedo007 says:

yep hope they have something up their sleeve, cause launching a new model that is way behind previous launches by competition certainly wont sell them a ton of bikes. Looks good though.

 

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agent55

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agent55 says:

not a fake

This definitely isn't a fake, I saw a lengthy video in a showroom over at roadracingworld.com that shows tons of detail. Pretty disappointing refresh for last years bike, looks pretty much the same. My guess is Honda will be releasing an RC-something in small numbers for big $ to compete WSBK and for CRT MotoGP teams. There's now way the CBR1000 has a chance in hell of competing in SBK though, they're nowwhere this year.

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TrackAce

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TrackAce says:

Wow, 4 years later and they've changed the lights a little bit. What other people have said is right, this will struggle in Superbikes, and Superstock more so. Tame effort all round,  they might sell a few to die-hard honda fans, but not many....... Although the 916 lasted a long time with the same design.....

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dessp2

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dessp2 says:

2012 Blade

I think it is  gorgeous

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happybollocks

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Went to check it out!

I live just by there and I went to the dealer to check it out! I took a sneaky video of it too! No price available or when it is out officially but it is sitting there in the showroom right now!

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Ivebeenthehero

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They've done all the things already done on an existing Fireblade converted for racing. Racers wouldn't buy this. 

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monty1977

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monty1977 says:

really

it seems odd that honda would put one in a showroom like that, before any press release, or info to the uk dealerships,i spoke to my local dealer and they knew nothing about it! I hope its fake or a dealer mod as this just isnt good enough, i have a 2010 blade and will not be buying a 2012 if thats all they come up with. come on honda your so much better than this!!!

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keyboardwarrior

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specs

Anyone know the fulls specs of this vs. the 2011 one? (power weight etc..)

Forks look like the same ones on the GSXR (gas type)

Lightweight wheels and a new digital dash with a restyled nose and lights and that looks like that is all Honda have come up with? where is the V4?

I think some deals on the old stock are right around the corner.

I have a 2007 HRC Blade I have owned from new and was gonna skip a generation for the all new 2012 model but now methinks I may aswell get a low millage 2009-2011 one and save some money.

Fank Yu.

 

 

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carloslavado

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carloslavado says:

is it jus"t me? WSBK is getting boring too? Seeing Nori muck about on a semi factory Aprillia! Yes Aprillia does not give 41 the same ride as Max and Leon. But Nori is not even trying to prove em wrong. Haga is my favorite rider ever, and he wil be. But on a Yamaha R7, such a stiff frame and on the front wheel that even Randy Mamola said(Only Noriyuki Haga can ride this R7) 41 rules

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