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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Angry '02 fireblade up 3bhp.......That's it?

I can't believe they're only claiming 3! All the rumors hyped it up too much. It sure has the looks though. I love the tail section, slim lights, and the black frame. I think I'm moving up

Just read this at
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/d...cumentID=89806

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Not that I would trust an article written back in June, but the article you point to lists a 10hp increase.

The R1 is the bike listed on that site as having gained 3hp. But remember you can't gauge a bike performance mearly by the hp number. They are also adding FI (supposedly) for smoother throttle responce and tuned the engine for better mid range torque.

We'll have to wait until Sept 17-19 when most motorcycle manufacturers will be officially releasing the hounds

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I thought I read somewhere that this was the maximum amount of power they could extract from this engine, without going thru a major redesign.

It turned out the kangaroo was right.
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Wait a minute! Either you're smoking some good stuff or I gave the wrong address. This article was written the night of Sept. 10th immediately after HONDA released the new blade in Paris. I think you read the old article instead. The new one has a ton of pictures & info on the OFFICIAL '02 blade. Go to that site & look for "First official pics of '02 fireblade" under "Latest on new bikes"!

BTW, it does mention that they can't get any more out of the engine w/o sacrificing reliability. Therefore as soon as I buy one, they'll release a 1000cc beast

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Apparently, the 929 will undergo a total redesign in 2003. They've pretty much exhausted their current mill, so look for a brand new new motor, chassis, etc.. If you want the "latest and greatest," wait until next year.
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Man I am really anxiously awaiting an update to the 929. I mean I, for one, am riding mine to its absolute limit. The capabilities of this bike are really holding back my riding. I can't believe Honda even decided to sell a bike that is so easily mastered.

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Man I am really anxiously awaiting an update to the 929. I mean I, for one, am riding mine to its absolute limit. The capabilities of this bike are really holding back my riding. I can't believe Honda even decided to sell a bike that is so easily mastered.
No kiddin', James, what a turd.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-14-2001, 06:32 AM Thread Starter
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748, how sure are you about the redesign; did you read it somewhere? Don't you think that they'll wait untill 2004, so that they can get 2 years out of this new model? Was there ever a time when Honda redesigned a bike 2 years in a row? I'm not saying that you're wrong, but I want to know, because I really intend on shopping for one in the spring! Also, I don't plan on going any higher than 900-1000cc's, so I'd like my next ride to be a keeper, if you know what I mean.

I'm developing the "work" pill. You simply pop 1 on the way to work and before you know it, you're on your way home from work without missing a beat! It's kinda like pounding brews, but you won't wake up with a fat chick or a fat lip, & you get paid too!
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Peg-grinder, sarcasm aside I think the redesign will happen in 2003 and be released as a 2004 model. I think you and Paul are saying the same thing just in different ways. And then again, maybe Paul will reply and tell me I don't know what the hell I'm talking about...he's good at that.

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