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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-21-2003, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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are all 900rr's fireblades?
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nope.....fireblades are special editions

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I thought all the RR's (900, 929, and 954) were in the Fireblade series. I know that's what they call them in Europe, and figured that's what the reference was. Perhaps I misunderstood.

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A Fireblade is an RR. Thats what they call it in Europe.

I'm sure there are other little differences, but basicly the same bike
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A Fireblade is an RR. Thats what they call it in Europe.

I'm sure there are other little differences, but basicly the same bike
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small differences such as paint scheme? or performance?
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small differences such as paint scheme? or performance?

Not so sure about performance but they have slightly different paint schemes and actually say "fireblade"on the window fairing.

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Yea, there are different tuning specs as well in European models.

There are not as many tariffs and restrictions on machines in Europe as there are here in the states so more gets by.

I would definely like to put a new fireblade and a new RR next to each other and sit there and drink a case of beer and compare the two.
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fireblades and rr's are basically the same bike except the fireblade was never available in america only in europe. one is euro one is not.
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Yea, there are different tuning specs as well in European models.

There are not as many tariffs and restrictions on machines in Europe as there are here in the states so more gets by.

I would definely like to put a new fireblade and a new RR next to each other and sit there and drink a case of beer and compare the two.

sounds like a plan

thanks for the reply's, just had a slight discrepency witha buddy. thanks guys
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Not so sure about performance but they have slightly different paint schemes and actually say "fireblade"on the window fairing.


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the performance is the same. the paint is definatly different
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same bike, differnt paint.

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same bike, differnt paint.
Euro 'Blades also have:

Different FI mapping for higher octane fuels

Left handlebar has a trigger-like "passing light" switch that pulses the headlights for overtaking on the auto-bahn

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Euro 'Blades also have:

Different FI mapping for higher octane fuels

Left handlebar has a trigger-like "passing light" switch that pulses the headlights for overtaking on the auto-bahn

interesting feature...didnt know that...do most euro bikes have this feature??
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Fireblade is just a marketing name, as is the 929 name, and the old CBR600 Hurricane name. My 929 is titled as a CBR900 model.

There are small differences between european models and the US models - and there are 2 US models - California and other 49 state models (for emission reasons).

I also remember the euro 929 getting a special electronic key, but I'm not sure.

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interesting feature...didnt know that...do most euro bikes have this feature??
All the Ducs, and Suzuki's have this silly little feature as well. (Stateside)

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Euro models get H.I.S.S.

Honda Ignition Security System

This advanced antitheft ignition system features a special electronic interlock that prevents the engine from being started by any other key than the two originally supplied with the motorcycle, each of which features a special coded chip
implanted in its plastic grip. When the coil antenna built into
the ring surrounding the upper edge of the ignition switch detects
the presence of an encoded key, it transmits the key’s unique code number to the ignition system’s electronic control unit (ECU),
code matches, as indicated by the lighting of a corresponding LED
built into the Firestorm’s new meter panel, the engine can be started normally. However, if the key code does not match the ECU’s programmed code number, even if the key is otherwise
identical and turns the switch, the ignition remains disabled and
the engine cannot be started. Since the engine is disabled at the
heart of its ignition system, it cannot be bypassed by either hot-wiring the ignition or exchanging the ignition switch module.

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Left handlebar has a trigger-like "passing light" switch that pulses the headlights for overtaking on the auto-bahn
Brian's TT has that
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