2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, announced at EICMA, Milano. anniversary anniversary

Honda recalls Fireblade over tank leak

Honda Australia has recalled the 2017 CBR1000RR Fireblade over a defective fuel cap seal that may allow fuel to leak from the tank, or water to enter. The official recall notice has been lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission: In the worst case scenario, water entering the fuel tank may cause the engine …

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2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, announced at EICMA, Milano. anniversary anniversary

Honda announces 2017 Fireblade prices

Honda Australia has announced the arrival date and prices for the 2017 25th Anniversary edition of the CBR1000RR Fireblade and the SP. They will arrive in May at $22,499 (plus on-road costs) for the anniversary edition and $28,499 for the CBR1000RR SP. They will arrive in Victory Red (above) or matte black. That compares wth the current …

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Honda to unveil 2017 Fireblade 

  Honda is expected to unveil a lighter, more powerful and more technological advanced CBR1000RR Fireblade at the INTERMOT auto show in Cologne on October 4, 2016. Excuse us if we don’t get very excited, but lighter, more powerful and more hi-tech just doesn’t seem to cut it anymore as worldwide sales in the sports …

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2017 Honda Fireblade as imagined by MCN artist

2017 Honda Fireblade plays catch-up

Honda CBR900RR Fireblade set a precedent for lightweight superbikes in 1992 when it was introduced, but these days it lags behind the rest of the class, particularly with electronics. Now the Japanese manufacturer is playing catch-up with its planned 2017 CBR1000RR Fireblade featuring Ohlins semi-active suspension and Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit and ABS. Despite all …

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2015 Yamaha YZF R1M recall

Recalls for Honda and Yamaha sportsbikes

The latest safety recalls in Australia are for the new Yamaha R1M and Honda CBR1000RR sportsbikes, both with loose nuts. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission notice for the Yamaha YZF-R1M says models affected have the VIN prefix RN328 and end in 000006 to 000065. However, these have not yet been released for sale, so they …

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