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Just returned home with my new SP, first impressions is its build quality puts Ducati/BMW to shame, if you can’t see this your blind. Very V-4R in the cockpit/very wide front faring, iam floored how different this bike is from the 2017-SP2. We now have a proper RACE BIKE!!!! Still raining here in Miami, but hopefully i will get a go on her tomorrow!! Worth Every Penny!!!
 

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Problem is Honda hasn’t released the Accessory catalog!!! for 2021, no rear seat cowl/carbon fairings/etc. FYI, my Dealer here in Melbourne can get a RC213V-S from stock/Honda Wharehouse . Bike is still in crate, he had no info if the Power Kit was available or if Honda would support the bike. Will investigate further. My dream is to see it /sit on it . If anyone knows an Owner of a RC213V-S would love to check it out!!!! Bike is listed on Cycletrader-FYI
 

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@SP2-Monkey I ordered rearsets from Ten Kate and they work great! Some Honda accessories from Padgett's on eBay and some other items from Evotech. All of these parts came pretty quickly.

Just returned home with my new SP, first impressions is its build quality puts Ducati/BMW to shame, if you can’t see this your blind. Very V-4R in the cockpit/very wide front faring,
It IS a VERY nice bike and well put together for sure. It DOES NOT put to shame other bikes like Ducati V4R, or any others for that matter, but it is worth the money.

I know because I have bikes from Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, KTM, Husqvarna, MV Agusta, Suzuki and Yamaha currently in my stable.
 

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@SP2-Monkey I ordered rearsets from Ten Kate and they work great! Some Honda accessories from Padgett's on eBay and some other items from Evotech. All of these parts came pretty quickly.



It IS a VERY nice bike and well put together for sure. It DOES NOT put to shame other bikes like Ducati V4R, or any others for that matter, but it is worth the money.

I know because I have bikes from Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, KTM, Husqvarna, MV Agusta, Suzuki and Yamaha currently in my stable.
Maybe not the Duc, but that new beemer looks cheap. Was surprised when i saw it in person. Was even more surprised to hear a journalist say the same thing on a shootoout video recently, someone that actually sees what i see .. lol
 

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Just returned home with my new SP, first impressions is its build quality puts Ducati/BMW to shame, if you can’t see this your blind. Very V-4R in the cockpit/very wide front faring, iam floored how different this bike is from the 2017-SP2. We now have a proper RACE BIKE!!!! Still raining here in Miami, but hopefully i will get a go on her tomorrow!! Worth Every Penny!!!
Sweet, enjoy bro. Miami huh? Maybe I’ll see you sometime at cafe 27 on a Sunday Funday.
 

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its not tapped either side, i read somewhere it needs to be tapped, not a big deal, but i got to thinking Honda 1/2 did what they did for Safety reasons, imagine a newly hired Tech and he for what ever reason moves the shifter to the back hole, sell the bike, someone doesn’t understand GP-shift and crashes!!! So it kinda makes sense, because the older i get , the more i realize how stupid some people are. Saw husband/wife or Girlfriend both on Hyubusa’s, riding in beach attire leaving my mechanics service shop. 80% of riders in South Florida don’t wear gear or a helmet!! Stupidity runs rampid down here!!! Been pouring all day!! Iam dying to go for my first ride!!!
 

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its not tapped either side, i read somewhere it needs to be tapped, not a big deal, but i got to thinking Honda 1/2 did what they did for Safety reasons, imagine a newly hired Tech and he for what ever reason moves the shifter to the back hole, sell the bike, someone doesn’t understand GP-shift and crashes!!! So it kinda makes sense, because the older i get , the more i realize how stupid some people are. Saw husband/wife or Girlfriend both on Hyubusa’s, riding in beach attire leaving my mechanics service shop. 80% of riders in South Florida don’t wear gear or a helmet!! Stupidity runs rampid down here!!! Been pouring all day!! Iam dying to go for my first ride!!!
Yea, I saw a youtube vid of someone setting theirs up for gp-shift and tapping their shifter. So, it’s nice that the stock rearset atleast has the provision for the option should you so choose to mod for it. Like how the subframe of the SP/SP2 is just capped, but the covers can be removed and there are holes that can be tapped if you REALLY wanted pillion pegs (or tiedown hooks) installed.
 

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Yea, I saw a youtube vid of someone setting theirs up for gp-shift and tapping their shifter. So, it’s nice that the stock rearset atleast has the provision for the option should you so choose to mod for it. Like how the subframe of the SP/SP2 is just capped, but the covers can be removed and there are holes that can be tapped if you REALLY wanted pillion pegs (or tiedown hooks) installed.
Did you see the same Japanese video I did?

Looks easy enough. Likely for safety reasons as mentioned.
 

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Just got back from first 100-miles
1) Don't believe RC-45, I had the 2017-SP2, and this new Fireblade is night/day different.
2) Engine is Sublime, I never seen a rev counter move soo fast
3) Bike is SUPER easy to ride FAST, i did 155-mph in a right handed sweeper that i was afraid to go over 110-mph on the SP2
4) Bike feels like it is sucked to the ground. The SP2 would never hold a straight line at high speed and i was uncomfortable at 140-mph on it. I was never able to top it out because it wasn’t stable. This issie is no more
5) Bike feels bigger/heavier than the SP2, but in a good way.
6) Just Glorious!! Its a RACE BIKE!!
7) Bike will be INSANITY after the proper exhaust/re-map is exacuted.
8) Smooth!! Feels like riding a Swiss Time Piece if that was possible.
9) I see 0 issues holding a line at 190-mph, it was sooo planted!!! Iam kinda nervous how easy it was to ride BONKERS FAST!!! It really takes discipline and knowing where you are.
10) I 100% understand the cost of the bike. I honestly felt like i just got off a telepathic jet rocket!!
11) I now understand how Moto-GP can ride soo fast-!! Its the BIKE!!! If the bike isn’t capable, then you lose confidence. This new Fireblade is extremely capable!!!!!
 

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Did you see the same Japanese video I did?

Looks easy enough. Likely for safety reasons as mentioned.
Probably! Where he used painter’s tape to mark the position of the shifter so he could adjust it back correctly after flipping? :ROFLMAO:
 
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Just got back from first 100-miles
1) Dont believe RC-45, I had the 2017-SP2, and this new Fireblade is night/day different.
2) Engine is Sublime, I never seen a rev counter move soo fast
3) Bike is SUPER easy to ride FAST, i did 155-mph in a right handed sweeper that i was afraid to go over 110-mph on the SP2
4) Bike feels like it is sucked to the ground. The SP2 would never hold a straight line at high speed and i was uncomfortable at 140-mph on it. I was never able to top it out because it wasn’t stable. This issie is no more
5) Bike feels bigger/heavier than the SP2, but in a good way.
6) Just Glorious!! Its a RACE BIKE!!
7) Bike will be INSANITY after the proper exhaust/re-map is exacuted.
8) Smooth!! Feels like riding a Swiss Time Piece if that was possible.
9) I see 0 issues holding a line at 190-mph, it was sooo planted!!! Iam kinda nervous how easy it was to ride BONKERS FAST!!! It really takes discipline and knowing where you are.
10) I 100% understand the cost of the bike. I honestly felt like i just got off a telepathic jet rocket!!
11) I now understand how Moto-GP can ride soo fast-!! Its the BIKE!!! If the bike isn’t capable, then you lose confidence. This new Fireblade is extremely capable!!!!!
Not sure exactly what you are insinuating here but I have never said the SC82 is not night/day different from the SC77.

How can it not be different? The bike has a longer wheel base, different steering geometry, different suspension and different power plant with different power characteristics.

You (and a couple other yahoos) have it in your mind that somehow I am jealous of and therefore hate the SC82.
That's absolute bullshit mate - I was the first one to post the Kit details, instrumental in getting an early ECU to be used to help develop the tuning capabilities to uncork the US bike.
 

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one more thought, bike got up to operating temp extremely fast,, bike also puts out alot more heat than the SP2 ever did. No doubt there is a Race Engine between the legs!!! Dont get me started on the noises!!! And the Intake Temp gauge is cool added touch along with coolant temp gauge/oil temp gauge . Ducati has an easier dash to configure,, this one on the Fireblade gets confusing at times. But the white/red/blue shift lights are SICK!!!!
 

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@nigelrb Have you seen any base RR-R‘s in the flesh?
Yes. My dealer has one (HRC colours) . You really have to know that Ohlins and Brembos make the difference. The average guy on the street would say they're the same bike.

You want me to check something on one of our fast bikes for ya?;):ROFLMAO:
 

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It's a Honda. No offense, but enthusiasts are the only ones that will have any interest in the 82 -- base or sp. A majority will be more impressed by a cheaper Italian bike.

A Swede was asking what bike I bought yesterday. When I told him Honda CBR, his next question was "why?" He found a page for the 77 and asked if it was the one, unimpressed. After explaining the features and (euro) specs of the newer model, he was a lot more interested...until he asked the price...

That's fine, though. I buy what I want, and for anyone up to no good -- I hope they ignore my bike, it's just a Honda, after all.
 

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Guessimg the 82 costs hella more in Sweden..
Yeah, I told him the price in freedombucks and he looked it up in SEK. Conversion was definitely cheaper for Americans by about four thousand.

A 600RR is about $30,000 in Nepal, so it could be worse.
 

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Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts about the triple-R SP. Congrats! I love these first impression thingy.

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9) I see 0 issues holding a line at 190-mph, it was sooo planted!!! Iam kinda nervous how easy it was to ride BONKERS FAST!!! It really takes discipline and knowing where you are.
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Someone tested it on a airport runway and the speed limiter seems to be cutting it off at around 186 MPH. He did it multiple times on the airport. Did you see him hitting 90+ MPH in the 1st gear! Nuts!
Yours is able to go over 190 MPH ? That's cool.
 
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