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Just like to say hello to all future CB1000R owners.
I just can't wait for July to come (wishing the summer away already!). I've only owned 1 Honda before (XL250). Which was a basket case. So this should be a tad different!
One of the most amusing bikes I've ever riden was a Honda CX650 TURBO (I think). I remember going along the M25 watching the green turbo light going from side to side. Then realising I was doing 120MPH :rollin I'm hoping I don't have the same distraction with the rev gauge!
Anyway. All the best and enjoy the bike :beer
 

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Hi MeJo :welcome

Where abouts are you based then? What colour have you ordered?

Good to have you with us
 

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Hi,

I'm based in Bromley. I've ordered the Black one with ABS. Never tried ABS before. To be honest. I've never thought I needed it. That's not a boast. But everytime I've fallen off. It's been caused by Gravel,ice,diesel (been riding 26 or so years). But I thought I might as well give it a try. As all the bikes I've ever owned, have had pretty average brakes. :pray
 

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Another black one eh? Gonna be a fair few of them on the road by the sounds of it. Interesting that you seem to be the first person to admit to getting the ABS version. The non-ABS has four piston radial callipers like the Fireblade, but the ABS brakes are technically twin piston sliding callipers (like used on the 600 Hornet) with an extra piston for the CBS system when you apply the rear brake. That said, I've not seen any photos of the ABS version yet, but that's what we understand to be the case. Have you heard anything to confirm this?
 

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Ive ordered the ABS/CBS in black also, none ABS/CBS is the four piston with ABS/CBS is six pistons.
 

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..........me too, black cbs/abs, and so are the other two on order at local dealer.
Interestingly, Neil Mac in Two mag says something like : because of the weight transfer on this design of bike that he would plump for abs/cbs. Pity the appearance wo'nt be as foxy as the non-abs model though. Ride in excess of 15k miles / year so i'm giving the "might save me arse once" brakes a try.
 

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:welcome mate... I'm just in Welling.... are you going to join us at Dobles for the VIP night...

Probably myself, JJON and Brut 69 (who lives in Orpington) will be heading over if you want tojoin us.
 

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They're not 6-pots Alan. All the existing ABS/CBS Hondas, at least to my knowledge (including the 2007 Hornet 600) are 3-pot sliding callipers, so there are three pistons on the outside and none on the other. The details on Honda.co.uk says "Combined-ABS version features 3-piston front brake callipers" too. Sorry :thumbdown If they were six then I'd probably have considered the extra £500 price worth paying, but I was more interested in getting the same callipers from the Fireblade than the same callipers from the Hornet
 

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Hi Guys,

Yes. Hopefully I can make the VIP night. Failing that. We'll have to get together sometime. Regarding the ABS/non ABS issue:From what I've read. They have come on a long way. The main reason for me buying them is more for commuting than going out for a blast. Plenty of Lemmings in London! I hope I'm making the right decision :taunt
 

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Well according to the Honda brochure it says Brakes (310x4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with 4-piston).(ABS combined 3 piston calipers floating rotors and sintered metal pads). :book
 

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Thats right Alan... and I am about 98% sure they are the sliding caliper type... so similar to a 600 Hornet but with the extra piston that operates when the back brake is pressed. The pressure to all pots is then regulated.... there's an old thread on here about it somewhere I will try to find it.
 

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Brought up some old arguments there Dan! :box :rollin

Same discussion, same result

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Well according to the Honda brochure it says Brakes (310x4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with 4-piston).(ABS combined 3 piston calipers floating rotors and sintered metal pads).
That's exactly what I was saying ;)

Bear in mind also that while the non-ABS are the same callipers as the 08 Blade, the master cylinder is different, as are the lines and the discs. Memory not so good on whether the pads are the same or not mind you, so the brakes aren't actually the same as the Blades. Likewise, the forks are only the same as the Blade's externally; the CB1000R has different internals to the Blade
 
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