Yip, that's a big if too. I really hope they pull this one. If Honda aims their products more towards track-oriented groups - they would dominate.
I read an article somewhere that they're aiming more towards the European markets. The CBR is leaning more towards daily commute than track - which is good for Honda, but is a little frustrating since you know that can do better.
The 2012 blade could've got tracktion control at least...just to be in-line with the competition for 2012 like the R1, ZX10 and S1RR.