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During this year’s EICMA show in Milan, Honda revealed updates to its flagship sportbikes, the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP for 2024. These include changes aimed at improving power delivery and handling. Details are provided by Honda Europe, so there’s no indication yet when the updates will debut on US shores, and pricing will vary depending on the country in which you’re looking to purchase.

Editor’s note: We last reviewed Big Red’s liter-class superbike during the 2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP First Ride Review and 2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP MC Commute Review articles and videos.

The 2024 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and Fireblade SP pack some notable updates.
The 2024 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and Fireblade SP pack some notable updates. (Honda/)

Both superbikes promise better midrange acceleration and top-end power thanks to a number of revisions to the 999cc inline-four engine. These include a new cylinder head and updated compression ratio, revised valve timing and springs, along with a lighter crankshaft and con-rods. The gearbox features shorter ratios and the Akrapovič muffler has more volume than the previous models.

Related: EICMA Motorcycle Show

Honda improves power and handling for its flagship CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and Fireblade SP in 2024.
Honda improves power and handling for its flagship CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and Fireblade SP in 2024. (Honda/)

Honda also added a new 2-Motor ride-by-wire system that improves partial throttle control and provides increased engine-braking when required.

The frame was revised for better flexibility and the winglets have been updated to reduce yaw while cornering. The ride position is slightly altered as well, with higher handlebars and lower footpegs.

Improving cornering performance was a major focus of the 2024 updates.
Improving cornering performance was a major focus of the 2024 updates. (Honda/)

The standard Fireblade retains its Showa suspension setup, but the SP features the latest Öhlins Smart Electronic Control which includes a new preload guide, accessible on the full-color TFT display panel. The SP also gets new Brembo Stylema R calipers at the front.

Cornering ABS will feature a new Race mode for both models, which will allow riders to turn ABS off completely at the rear wheel.

The SP edition features new Brembo Stylema R calipers at the front.
The SP edition features new Brembo Stylema R calipers at the front. (Honda/)

The standard Fireblade and SP edition will be available in a Grand Prix Red colorway while the SP will also come in a Carbon Edition which features Matte Pearl Morion Black paint along with a number of carbon fiber parts. The Carbon Edition is limited to only 300 units.

The SP also comes with the latest Öhlins Smart Electronic Control suspension system.
The SP also comes with the latest Öhlins Smart Electronic Control suspension system. (Honda/)
The 2024 Fireblade in Grand Prix Red.
The 2024 Fireblade in Grand Prix Red. (Honda/)
The limited Carbon Edition SP in Matte Pearl Morion Black.
The limited Carbon Edition SP in Matte Pearl Morion Black. (Honda/)

2024 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade Technical Specifications and Price

Price:TBDEngine:1,000cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled inline-four; 4

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By: Byron Wilson
Title: 2024 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade Preview With Video
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/honda-cbr1000rr-r-fireblade-preview/
Published Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2023 18:00:00 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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