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post #1 of 84 Old 09-05-2007, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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2008 CBR1000RR

Official Honda pictures. The high resolution stuff will be out there tomorrow.
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still waiting for the numbers. should be coming over soon.

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The forward most vent that goes nearly vertical...icky.

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The 600 awesome the 1K ugly

Im not a fan it looks to short

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The exhuast looks like crap. I liked the old one better.

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I'd like to see one in person, but I'm not digging the new stylee.

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yuck...that looks like donkey poo.

thanks for the pics though

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I'm calling bunk on that. There's a bunch of stuff that just doesn't add up.

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What's up with the snub nose and the fugly exhaust?

.. c'mon, they could have done better than that.

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I'm calling bunk on that. There's a bunch of stuff that just doesn't add up.
+1 for that. It looks photoshoped. I doubt they would go with that exhaust after putting an undertail one for the 600.

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I'm calling bunk on that. There's a bunch of stuff that just doesn't add up.
Everything was directly from Honda's Press Desk.
Would love to read your thoughts.

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I guess the mock ups that were surfing all over the web were not to far out from what the bike is like... I am not liking it at the moment because it looks like a mix of the Kawasaki (front), Suzuki (exhaust) and Yamaha (tail & Mid part).

On the other hand, they all copy each other so that's a toss up, perhaps you'll get use to it? I used to hate the Element when it first came out and now I like it.

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+1 for that. It looks photoshoped. I doubt they would go with that exhaust after putting an undertail one for the 600.
they are holding the Dealer convention in Cali as we speak, so this is real stuff unfortunately

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The rear hugger doesn't hug. The rear brake reservoir isn't covered. The mirrors are from Suzuki. The tail from Kawasaki. The plate hanger from the R6. There's no reason to hang it like that when the brake light is in the tail and there plenty of space to build a stouter assembly particularly given the matte plastic area ahead of the brakelight. The R1-like intake. The exhaust is hideous. Round reflectors? The through the frame intake isn't covered. The side panel under the seat is a tweak of the 05-06 600RR's one. The rear plate assembly is sticking too far back as the trailing edge of the fender should be almost directly above the back of the tire.

Basically, to me, they're all signs of someone with good photoshop skills but poor design and thinking skills.

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it does look funky, makes the previous gen actually seem good looking in comparison...

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Uh..................................NO!

But look on the bright side, now Chad can get a newer, faster 1000!

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You know eric Buell has to be laughing, seems everyone is finally agreeing with his idea of keeping weight low and centered -
My opinion is biased , so, I wont coment - Kawasaki dealer sho is in 3 weeks, I cant wait to see if the fixed the ZX10R.

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the more I look the more I agree this is a fake.

Honda is not about to abandon the unit pro-link swingarm, and that is not a pro-link.

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Looks like Honda is ripping off the R6...
They already have the GP-style underseat exhaust on the new Hornet, so I can see them going with it.


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9/28
Or so says Superbike Planet...

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Uh, is this a joke? That thing is f'ugly.

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LOL! New Development.

It seems that Honda has been keeping an eye on public opinion. They've ordered all pictures of the 2008 CBR1000RR be pulled from official sources and have asked the major publications to delete the photos from their articles.

I have verified the pictures are no longer on the Honda Press Desk. The story is that public reaction was so poor at the site of their photoshopped pictures that the negative commentary is deflating their enthusiasm.

HAH HAH!

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its real

Its real, saw it at the dealer show last night. the front is very ugly. but set aside the looks, they had it in a separate room so we could not take pictures. its top secret until they really release it in 3 weeks. it is supposed to be bada$$.
they gave us no numbers or anything, but told us that there is some hardcore new tech under that weird new plastic. up close the exhaust is pretty cool actually and the tail section is very nice. the headlights are round and the front nose is pretty bubbly and I don't like it. feels very light from sitting on it. you can get it in red/black, silver, black, and yellow/black. Info is supposed to be released on sep 28.

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Hmmm... Possible RC replacement. I actually like the style.

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two ghost layovers.
The 07 is the ghost.
I made every effort to size them identically. One centered on the swingarm pivot bolt, the other centered on the front axle bolt.

Pay attention to the footpeg differences, clip-on handle differences and chain adjuster differences, levers. We're talking inches not millimeters.
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Its real, saw it at the dealer show last night. the front is very ugly. but set aside the looks, they had it in a separate room so we could not take pictures. its top secret until they really release it in 3 weeks. it is supposed to be bada$$.
they gave us no numbers or anything, but told us that there is some hardcore new tech under that weird new plastic. up close the exhaust is pretty cool actually and the tail section is very nice. the headlights are round and the front nose is pretty bubbly and I don't like it. feels very light from sitting on it. you can get it in red/black, silver, black, and yellow/black. Info is supposed to be released on sep 28.
any rumblings or rumors about the 1200cc superbike?

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Here is a bigger pic:

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I could get into that - the plastics with handlebars in place of the clip-ons.

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Hey! I found a pic of the department head for Honda motorcycle design and research.

Spoiler:


It's funny, in his bio, he lists this as his favorite sport.
Spoiler:

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R6... down to the tank emblem. But I kinda like it!

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Hmmmm, small lightweight rear caliper. Spacers under the front calipers... 320mm discs perhaps?

Maybe it's growing on me. If there really is some craziness going on inside the plastics I may return to considering this come spring time. We'll see how the reviews go I guess. I wonder what the aftermarket will be able to come up with for that exhaust since there appears to be more space available without it than on the other stubby piped bikes. The nose still bugs me though.

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R6... down to the tank emblem. But I kinda like it!
I think they took the tank emblem idea from the MotoGP bike... seen in this pic with Nicky.

Funny, how on a bike where every ounce makes a difference, they have an emblem on the tank, and one to the left of the right fork. Must be why Nicky's not winning this year
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The emblem may weigh less than the previous wing stickers. Seriously.

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Nice Katana.....err...I mean CBR

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Actually, the more I look at this bike the more I like it and the more I want one.
I am betting it is reasonably light, and the addition of an aftermarket exhaust should drop a good bit more weight. Having the pipe down there is nice, for passengers and luggage.
It's appearance may be a huge rip off of other bikes but, if it is fun to ride what does it matter.


Do we know the engine config?

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Looking at the big picture of the new 1k i see potential to get it naked and look really sick with a set uf dual round head lights a bikini faring and new exhaust wed be in business

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As mentioned before, I like it. The only issue I have is that I'm not Midwest sized! How the heck do I fit on it?

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As mentioned before, I like it. The only issue I have is that I'm not Midwest sized! How the heck do I fit on it?
You left your balls with the G/F anyways... what's your problem fitting in?

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