Since 1992 the name FireBlade has conjured visions of a hard-charging superbike with attitude. While this is true of the very first two models, since then the FireBlade became a model of respectability. The 2006-07 model was arguably the best road-going superbike by being fast and bland in the same wheelbase.
The 2008 FireBlade comes with attitude from its rev-happy engine, race-like steering (quick, responsive), stability and supremely balance chassis. For get its blunted looks, this Blade will cut it. Power delivery is flawlessly smooth, and the ride quality from the fully adjustable suspension is ideal for road riding.
Watch the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade take on the 2007 version
Watch the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade take on the Kawasaki, ZX-10R, Suzuki's GSX-R1000 and the Yamaha YZF-R1
Watch the first ride of the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade