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New to this site, having just seen it. Very interested in new Cb1000R. Currently ride Honda VFR 800 v tech, which I love but is need of a upgrade. having waited and listened to countless false timings for new VFR ( 1000cc, 125 BHP ?) have given up the ghost and will now wait to see new CB1000r. Colour range is poor at present and it certainly needs lots of extras ( hugger , bigger bikini screen, better colour range etc etc ) Dont think I'd reserve an order but am prepared to wait - I hope ther is plenty of them in the supply line if Doble chap indicated recently in one article I read. :beer
 

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So what bothering you with the VFR 800 that you would like to change it!?

I also like the CB1000R but I'm not so sure that I would make a deposit before testing! In my country the price is 10k €! You have to make 400€ deposit and if the price will be less than that you just pay less. But the dealer said that special price will be only for the reserved ones. Well I'm not so sure about that! :blah
 

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Hi John and :welcome

I think Dan had a VFR800 if memory serves. Not sure if it was a VTEC or not mind you.

I hear (read?) what you're saying about the colour range though and I agree completely. Black, silver, white and green are hardly the best selection of colours ever, though knowing Honda there will be a new selection of colours after a year. I also agree that a hugger is needed (never understand why they're not standard on all bikes) but other than that I think it's pretty good as it is. I would like to see some third party cans though as I'm not a fan of the standard one.
 

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Yep I am with Ant... on his answers...

Yes I did have a VFR A4 VTEC ABS....

Nice bike.... good bike..... but BLAND bike.... well at least I thought so.....

My FZ1 give me all the thrills back that were missing from my experience on the VFR... albeit with a few sacrifices... such as the fairing.... It depends what you want from a bike but the FZ1 knocks the VFR for six in my book.... I am hoping the CB1000R provides a similar experience as it will attract many wannabe hooligans (Including myself) :)
 

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SeeBeeThou said:
I would like to see some third party cans though as I'm not a fan of the standard one.
I was sort-of hoping that any of the new fireblade cans would fit.

Unless I've misunderstood, the engine is basically the same and the exhaust looks similar so hopefully any of the exhaust options for the new blade (amd EVERYONE will make stuff for the blade) will fit... No??
 

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So what bothering you with the VFR 800 that you would like to change it!?

I also like the CB1000R but I'm not so sure that I would make a deposit before testing! In my country the price is 10k €! You have to make 400€ deposit and if the price will be less than that you just pay less. But the dealer said that special price will be only for the reserved ones. Well I'm not so sure about that! :blah
Hi ales17 - Very little wrong with the currect VFR vtec except mine is coming to 3 years old and I want a change - I work long hard hours and want o spend my money on something I want :stop - one thing missing on it though is mid range grunt - it certainly needs more torque in mid range as to get it moving you have to drop 2/3 cogs. I hope the CB has loads of mid range torque - far more important to me that outright stupid BHP - 130 would do nicely but needs 80/90 ft lbs of pull mid range. :beer
 

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Info from Honda Italy is that it has 97.5Nm of torque which I work out to be 72.1ft-lbs. These numbers make me think that the Italian site got it wrong as the engine is down on both BHP and torque on the Fireblade.

SuperSonic; the CB has the 2007 Blade engine in it. The give-away is the hydraulic clutch. The 08 Blade has a cable operated clutch, and as I'm sure you know, the 06/07 Blade didn't have the same type of exhaust (it was underseat) so it's unlikely that they will be interchangable
 

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I had a great relationship with a VFR 800. Now I'm a proud new owner of the CB 1000 R. For me the CB kicks the VFR in ways I care about. I put on a screen and now can keep up with the Panagale S riding buddy's of mine on 90% of the territory we cover... The CB has instant grunt the VFR could only dream about.
While the VFR was tested to 174 MPH and the Panagale's will easily do over 200 MPH, I'm happy sprinting to 140 MPH quickly and confidently in a way that's ergonomically correct and not back, wrist, neck, and shoulder painful,(even after I spent a fortune on risers for the VFR.

Get a CB, twist that throttle going up hill from 10 mph in 4th gear with a passenger on it and feel that pull. This is stock. Cant' wait to tweak and dust my buddy's on their $35,000 Super Bikes... on more than get up and go straights... in every way... from town riding straight up, to twist mountain roads...

NOW for my suspension.. I need it adjusted... and the bars even higher... I am spoiled... Long Live the /cB 1000 R like the VFR... Both good, but for real world one up riding.. the CB rocks..... big time
 
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