2014 Honda Fireblade
Every person who loves bikes knows exactly what the name of Fireblade means in motorcycle world. This is simply legendary bike. For over 20 years this bike is one of the most respected bikes in its class, one of two or three world’s best. Although term “superbike” is used very often nowdays, it is definitely a synonym for a real one.
2014 Honda Fireblade design and specs
Although it is a race bike, 2014 Honda Fireblade is designed to be pretty comfortable for ride in traffic too. Unlike most of the motorcycles of this kind, this one doesn’t have different modes but only one, race model. However this does not mean that that this one is hard to drive. Just the opposite, this bike is very flexible and comfortable for an easy ride, although it has over 170 horses. The 2014 Fireblade is perfectly balanced and it has magnificent response to throttle. It reaches 13.000 rpm in a blink and then we come to the real nature of this motorcycle. It is powered with 999 cc four-cylinder engine which makes around 175 horsepower and 85 lb-ft of max torque.
With new-positioned riding position, which is now even more aggressive, you will have a feel that you are riding not the bike, but the real rocket, because this bike can go up to 170 mph easily. This bike uses chassis which is developed along with Swedish expert Ohlins and the results are impressive. Not only that handling is perfect, but the rider will feel almost no vibrations during acceleration and braking. Stability in high speeds is excellent, and the steering is very precise and neutral. One more interesting thing which may be a disappointment for someone is the absence of electronic quick shifter. However we found this lack of electronic aids very interesting and exciting.
2014 Honda Fireblade price and rivals
If you are interested in buying this model, you will have to pay 15.000 £ for base model. New 2014 Honda Fireblade equipped with ABS will cost you extra 1600 £. The rivals of 2014 Honda Fireblade are bikes like BMW HP4, Ducati 1199 Panigale or MV Augusta F4R. All of these have more power and have more hi-tech features, but on the other side Fireblade has more flexible, rider-friendly nature and it is also cheaper than competition.