Yes! Also, this is exactly why I put so much time into my headlights..Active aero - something else to break and/or add to the price tag when you drop it.
I like technology, but am glad I have a non-ABS, non-HISS, non-TC 2013 with plain old non-electronic Ohlins suspension.
I would, however, appreciate them throwing some tech at the headlights, they are abysmal.
This is whats really needed. And the homologated SuperStock/SuperBike bike needs to be different from the regular model like and cost the full 40,000 euros like the way Ducati did with the V4R.2020 will not be a CBR1000RR. But a new totally new bike.
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Couldn't have said it better myself. I'd only add that Honda are stupid for not having tapped into their legendary heritage (VFR750R RC30, RVF750 RC45, RVT1000R RC51). The RC213V-S, though a nice nod to their MotoGP program, was CLEARLY not what people were expecting. People have been waiting for a mass market successor to the RVF750 since the 90's!This is whats really needed. And the homologated SuperStock/SuperBike bike needs to be different from the regular model like and cost the full 40,000 euros like the way Ducati did with the V4R.
The fact the V4 and the V4R have nothign in common has not slowed sales of the V4 and V4S at all. In fact having an 1100cc street V4 and a 999cc tuned homologated V4R means that Ducati did not have to cut corners on the homologated bike.
Honda just needs to make a 1200cc I4 or V4 for street sales and the 999cc V4 homologation bike and stop fucking around yeah?
If so, it's stupid corporate pride, because as I mentioned, Honda already has a history of switching from the I4 and going with the V2 in WSBK to beat Ducati. But the Japanese corporate mentality is different. So if it's about not going back on a decision and "admitting defeat", then why not actually build a more powerful I4 CBR instead of the minor upgraded SC77 we got? BMW and Suzuki make make more powerful I4 engines currently so obviously the possibility for a 220hp 1000cc I4 is there.The problem may be Honda corporate pride - building a V4 is admitting their I4 is never going win against the V4 or even the Kawasaki I4.
Admitting defeat is not something I think they want to do and this must be really getting to Honda management lol