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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-14-2011, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
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rc 60 v4

so i looked on the forum for any post about this but couldn't find any .
so here we go this sould be a good one .
i've seen the pics read a article..... i'm excited
any thoughts people???????????????
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It was a hoped for fantasy.
It doubt a Honda V-2 sport bike will ever happen again.
At the very best, you might see a V-4 sportbike from Honda, but I doubt that as well, unless racing demands it.
While Honda loves the V-4 design (RC212V for instance), it is so much easier to package an I-4 for street use.
And sadly, most everyone agrees. Which is why (except for the current R1), they all sound monotonously the same.

It's too bad as I'd love an RC51 successor.
That's why I'm hoping Erik Buell Racing will find the financial wherewithal to begin full production of their 1190RS based bikes.
Their web site already has spots set aside for future models that I hope will reach production.

The current (very limited production) 1190RS is an incredible pieces of engineering.
The equal of anything out of Japan or Europe in terms of performance, quality, and technology. Proof of what Erik an Co. can do without H-D shackles.
If he can translate most of that engineering into an affordable package, I say go for it!

I used to have an '03 XB9R, and while the engine was a dog (H-D derived lump), the bike itself was a handling demon.
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There was a thread on this a few months ago. But like Sub said, it is very doubtful.

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i could be wrong and maybe i read it wrong but from what i seen some time in 2012 it going to be here. very limited production . i will ask honda tech tonight at school . maybe they know something

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That photo is a photoshop mashup of a CB1000R and CBR1000RR.
If they are coming out with a new model, it might be a V-4 to battle the Aprilia RSV4 in WSBK.
The CBR1000RR hasn't been doing too well in WSBK, and Honda has been known to join the dark side and fight fire with fire (aka RC51 vs Ducati from 2000 to 2002).
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That photo is a photoshop mashup of a CB1000R and CBR1000RR.
If they are coming out with a new model, it might be a V-4 to battle the Aprilia RSV4 in WSBK.
The CBR1000RR hasn't been doing too well in WSBK, and Honda has been known to join the dark side and fight fire with fire (aka RC51 vs Ducati from 2000 to 2002).
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I'm with Sub on this one, Erik Buell is my Obi Wan... he's my only hope.
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You can pre order one now. Supposedly only building 100 in the first run. I was up for it, since my last 2 bikes were Buell's till I saw the price tag. 39 grand for the base bike and an extra 4 grand for the carbon package. A little steep for me even if it does have 175hp and 95 ft lbs. of torque.
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You can pre order one now. Supposedly only building 100 in the first run. I was up for it, since my last 2 bikes were Buell's till I saw the price tag. 39 grand for the base bike and an extra 4 grand for the carbon package. A little steep for me even if it does have 175hp and 95 ft lbs. of torque.
Yeah but that's the flagship.
I'm waiting to see what the regular model will be like.

That 175 HP is with the street exhaust. Ditch that and install the race exhaust and you lose 20 lbs (weight down to 365 lbs w/o fuel).
The 1190RS race version has over 200 HP (per Erik).

Geoff May can't wait until they sell enough to be considered homologated so he can start racing one.
The 1190RS in street trim is faster on the track than his 1125RR race bike.
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Not Photo Shop!!!!

Sub that's not photo shop if it is Honda put it out. It was in Sport Rider last month. Very nice looking bike and yea limited run the first year. According to Honda they are going back to a V4 for next years GP bike. At least that is what the article said. Hoovy

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