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Offline blauth

Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2021, 10:49:55 pm »
If there is one company that could pull something like this off, it is Honda.

They have probably been more about racing motorcycles than any other manufacturer out there, with a keen eye for talent, and a deep purse to reward.

Not with SBK though, if the mighty HRC keeps on churning out soft superbikes ( with nice paint jobs  ;) )

Don't you rate the new  the new fireblade? its far from soft

I rode one and its the best one so far........but still soft unfortunately. What's your own first hand experience of this latest Blade ?

What do you mean by 'soft'? with 217hp (or there abouts), it's very competitive with the other bikes in its class. I think the DucatiV4 is 234hp with the pipe option.
Either way, these 1l class bikes are becoming manic. A lot of the motoring journalists suggest they'd be downright death machines without all the rider and safety aids.

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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2021, 06:40:12 am »
Its no R1 or ZX 10 or Pani V4, thats for sure, despite the claimed hp figures . Despite the  claimed power, it doesn't feel as race sharp as the competition.The point is, some subjected folk makes it out to be a world beating Superbike, whilst my view is that it doesn't feel that way in stock trim. I am eagerly awaiting its performance in this years SA SBK competition.The journos are correct about the potential danger of these 200 plus hp superbikes, but that holds true for the previous generation bikes as well.
 

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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2021, 10:28:43 am »
The point is....

... that this bike is Honda's road-legal (hence sellable, must make them some dough of course!) basis which can be perfectly modded (within the SBK rules) to give them a competitive contender!

Swap whatever is allowed (zorst, forks, shock, swinger, HRC-ECU etc), remove the road shite and put another loom on, then slap a carbon fairing on it and my bet is that it will be a contender to be reckoned with  ;)
Why else bring this bike out?
Definitely not for the meagre sales superbikes attain of late!
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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2021, 09:29:14 pm »
The point is....

... that this bike is Honda's road-legal (hence sellable, must make them some dough of course!) basis which can be perfectly modded (within the SBK rules) to give them a competitive contender!

Swap whatever is allowed (zorst, forks, shock, swinger, HRC-ECU etc), remove the road shite and put another loom on, then slap a carbon fairing on it and my bet is that it will be a contender to be reckoned with  ;)
Why else bring this bike out?
Definitely not for the meagre sales superbikes attain of late!

I agree!
 

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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2021, 08:55:18 am »
A day away and seems Honda on verge of doing it again at Dakar if all goes well.... :thumleft:
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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2021, 09:34:44 am »
Dakar - Honda has a good chance  :occasion18:
MotoGP - Yes if MM is injury free and stays on board !
World MX - Yes Gajser should have it
AMA SX and MX - I don't think so, Ken Roczen has some stiff competition
World SBK - again don't think they have a chance
World trials - don't know it at all ?
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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2021, 10:50:36 am »
Well done to Honda for Dakar 2021!

Don't know who this Chase Sexton fellow is but apparently he could put Honda on the map in AMA SX.

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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2021, 11:22:52 am »
What about the Isle of Man??
 

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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2021, 11:44:44 am »
Its no R1 or ZX 10 or Pani V4, thats for sure, despite the claimed hp figures . Despite the  claimed power, it doesn't feel as race sharp as the competition.The point is, some subjected folk makes it out to be a world beating Superbike, whilst my view is that it doesn't feel that way in stock trim. I am eagerly awaiting its performance in this years SA SBK competition.The journos are correct about the potential danger of these 200 plus hp superbikes, but that holds true for the previous generation bikes as well.

I have found the Hondaís of the past to be very deceptive , I think of older generation ZX10ís for example , if you are doing a certain lap time you knew you were doing those times , the CBRís were able to do the same lap times although it didnít feel like it . I might have done a faster lap time on the ZX but did a faster race time on the CBR .
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