Honda Fireblade 2017: USA source says cheaper, ‘basic’ version of the new superbike is on the way.

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There’s going to be a cheaper, lower-spec Honda Fireblade launched at the Milan motorcycle show next month.

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That’s the claim being made by American website Asphalt and Rubber which attributes the information coming from American Honda.

According to A&R, the third model in the Fireblade 2017 line-up is likely to keep the same basic engine platform (190bhp inline-four etc) but the more pricey options like semi-active suspension from Ohlins, titanium exhaust and titanium fuel tank are lined-up to be dropped in order to save cash.

The site also goes on to say that things like electronics are likely to stay the same on the cheaper version of the bike.

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There’s been no official comment on the third model of the bike via any Honda European outlets but if this information is accurate then the Fireblade is going to add a very affordable version of the top-flight superbike to its range next month.

 

 

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