2019 Honda CB 500X

Honda updates 2019 CB model range

Rather than new models or a radical V4-powered Fireblade as widely tipped, Honda showed up at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan with a range of updated CB models including a more off-road-oriented CB500X (pictured). 2019 CB models Honda’s mid-sized CB range has been very popular in Australia for years, especially the more recent 500 …

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V4 tipped to replace Honda Fireblade

The rumour mill is buzzing again with tips that Honda will replace the Fireblade superbike in 2019 with a V4 to compete with the Ducati V4 Panigale. Of course, it won’t be a CBR1000RR as in the Japanese  Young Machine magazine cover above, but more likely a VFR1000RR, although they could retain the venerable Fireblade name …

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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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Honda Fireblade SP power boost

Honda has released Fireblade models in special livery before, but never a one-off special edition with so many performance as well as cosmetic upgrades. The CBR1000RR SP Fireblade features special “factory engine internals” which surely means a boost in power and torque, although they are giving away few details and no power figures. It also …

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