2008/09 CBR1000RR

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Road Test -

Brand new bike had a new mo­tor with ti­ta­nium valves and forged pis­tons help­ing it make a claimed 175bhp. The chas­sis fea­tured monoblock brakes and a new stubby, side-mounted ex­haust.

The 2008 Blade’s back torque lim­iter was the first slip­per clutch to be used on a Honda pro­duc­tion bike since the RC45.

999.8cc + 199kg + 172.1mph | 175bhp @ 12,000rpm | 83.9ftlb @ 8500rpm

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