Front discs increased to 330 mm. None of the information is entered into the databases by ourselves. It's also a deceptively light bike that can still be flicked through a tight set of esses with remarkable ease for something that looks about as large as the Titanic, especially with those of smaller stature on board, like our very own Daryll Young who almost needed a step ladder to get on and off the thing. I was astounded by the performance of the Fireblade and how safe and stable it felt. I did in fact arrive in Lebring, my final destination at 9pm the same day. Back in '93 bikes were much more expensive than today in real terms. The frame was strengthened and a more rigid swingarm added and the footpegs were raised to allow for greater lean angles.
I was ridding on average at 120mph; impressed by the good rear view observation of the drivers, when suddenly I'm overtaken by a Mercedes travelling so fast I hardly get a chance to read the numberplate. Worry about condition, not bits of paper! They also fit my foot much better than any other boot and comfort was a serious issue for the up-coming 1000 miles I had before me. Gets a bit twitchy on bumpy roads if you're too enthusiastic with your right hand, suffers slightly from brake fade on spirited rideouts. Insurance group: 17 of 17 — compare quotes now. My Blade covered 26k miles in 3 years and was really not all that reliable. As for fuel I normally reach about 140 miles before I hit reserve which is fine by me.
Two up, touring, around town, open roads. The last 4k have been completely trouble free. It's back lighter and stronger than ever. More than happy with this bike even after all the miles on it. Original battery finally gave out after 7years.
A new, curved radiator keeps the same cooling area but decreases width. The Tech Jacket is perfect for touring, made from Cordura and Ballistic nylon it can withstand even the heaviest weather and is fully breathable with a removable thermal liner. You really should stop thinking and get out there and buy one. Topping the list is a displacement increase, from 893cc to 919cc. Fuel range Pretty good on these fuel-injected machines.
The Honda FireBlade is a modern icon in sports motorcycling and has a special place in the hearts of British headbangers. Forks Generally very good and long lasting. I left my house in London at 3. Before you buy this bike, you should view the list of Compare technical specs. Although I had a little trouble finding the motorway I was looking for, in the end after tanking up, I was off and heading towards Belgium. Weaknesses: It got through an awful lot of front wheel bearings in the 50,000 mile I did on it. The upper cowl stay went from steel to aluminum, and the cylinder head cover went from aluminum to magnesium.
The engine also featured fuel injection and larger valves set at a narrower angle. Other revisions included a smaller alternator, the addition of a throttle position sensor, extra clutch plates, and a larger exhaust. It fits on any bike and is also one of the few guaranteed waterproof tankbags. If you want a real bike, look elsewhere. The fork and shock internals were re-designed, and the swingarm pivot raised by 5 mm 0. Sixth Generation 2002-2003 2002 Honda Fireblade.
New discs, pads, fork seals, etc. Both bikes try to pull from under you when accelerating and both bikes feel very safe at high speed. Revised ergonomics brought the bars 10 mm 0. From being flat and rather boring I could see mountains upon the horizon as I was approaching the Alps. Add to that a relatively large rear seat compartment, that will hold all sorts of essential riding bits, I managed to easily fit my disc lock as well as additional chain and lock inside, and you have one of the most complete bikes ever constructed. Instead of measuring speed from the front wheel the speed is measured from the countershaft sprocket with an electronic speedometer.
In over 4 years of ownership it hasn't missed a beat and when i go out with other riders they always ask how old it is and seem surprised when i tell them it's a 15 year old bike, says something for the build quality and the design of the time. The handle bars were raised by 10 mm 0. Power is up depending on who you believe, the figure ranges from 123hp to 128 at the crank due to a minimal 0. Has got Braking front waveys and Galfer rear discs with braided lines. It also got a larger radiator and a new exhaust header in stainless steel.
Not one part of my body was sore, aside from a slight headache, and the bike had no problems what so ever. I've now done a total of about 12K miles on this bike. The 929 was never quite right. The frame is triple-box section, instead of quad-box section as before, but is claimed more rigid in critical areas, although the frame's designers have actually gone for less rigidity in places, finding after extensive research something that seat-of-the-pants frame builders always knew -- a little torsional frame flex is good for handling. I've ridden Suzuki's Hayabusa I have to say the Blade feel's far more similar to the Suzuki than the Blackbird. Nearly forgot to mention, the bike came with a 190 rear. On later machines Pirelli Diablos abound, as do the Bridgestone 014s.
Buy with confidence and enjoy! I had noticed, on the ride to Folkestone, that the Firebalde was very stable in the wet and even in my tired state, very comfortable. To optimize rigidity Honda revised the suspension and chassis. Had the Honda Fireblade not been so comfortable I would have never dreamed of riding non-stop 950 miles. It's strange to think of the considerable difference in speeds all the vehicles are travelling at, and how that compares to most other European countries. By the time you'll be reading this article Honda would have released their new Firebalde see photo. Where the previous incarnations feel fast enough but muted in their overall firepower, this one's got a bit of kick to it, even if the redline does still seem to appear too soon.