Three factors are key to the essence of the new CBR1000RR Fireblade: less weight, more power, and electronics to help the rider wherever and however they’re riding. The new electronic control system provides constant, selectable and fine-tunable rider support. It works the Honda Selectable Torque Control system (HSTC) that precisely manages rear wheel traction via the FI-ECU and Throttle By Wire (TBW). The new ABS braking (also managed by the IMU) offers Rear Lift Control (RLC) and the ability for hard, safe trail braking into corners.
Ninety percent of the main components have been changed in a relentless search for incremental weight reduction in every area. The engine revs harder and higher, with a much higher compression ratio and revised cam timing, and uses the TBW (a first for an inline four-cylinder Honda) and Accelerator Position Sensor (APS) also developed for use on the RC213V-S. Thanks to the use of magnesium and careful assessment and lightening of individual parts the engine also carries 2kg less. The new titanium exhaust muffler saves weight and aids mass centralisation. Overall the Fireblade is a full 15kg lighter than the outgoing model, with a wet weight of 196kg.
The twin-spar aluminium frame’s rigidity balance has been finely adjusted, and the swingarm is stiffer to match. A new rear subframe is lighter, as are the redesigned wheels, while new Tokico four-piston front brake callipers use high-performance track-ready brake pads. The Fireblade’s bodywork outlines an aggressive, functional minimalism, and the machine is slimmer and much more compact. All lighting is LED and two stunning paint options – Victory Red and Matte Ballistic Black Metallic – will be available.
CBR1000RR SP Overview
The CBR1000RR SP goes to the next stage of Total Control. Power to weight ratio is improved by 14% - reaching the best level ever for the Fireblade thanks to a 15kg weight reduction and 8kW power boost.
It’s also equipped with semi-active Öhlins Electronic Control suspension, plus Honda Selectable Torque Control, Selectable Engine Brake, new ABS, Quickshifter, Downshift Assist, Riding Mode Select System and Power Selector. RC213V-S MotoGP derived technology elevates the riding experience even further.
CBR1000RR SP Bodywork
As a machine now a full 15kg lighter – with a wet weight of 195kg – and with 8kW power boost, the Fireblade’s physical handling has also been transformed. Rake and trail remain 23.3 degrees/96mm but the hollow die-cast twin-spar aluminium frame’s rigidity balance has been significantly adjusted to give even sweeter handling with outstanding steering response, feel and stability.
|ENGINE TYPE||999cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4|
|BORE & STROKE||76 x 55.1mm|
|CARBURATION||PGM-DSFI electronic fuel injection|
|IGNITION||Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance|
|DIMENSIONS (LxWxH)||2,065mm x 720mm x 1,125mm|
|CBR1000RR SP WHEEL BASE||1,404mm|
|FIREBLADE WHEEL BASE||1,410mm|
|CBR1000RR SP GROUND CLEARANCE||129mm|
|FIREBLADE GROUND CLEARANCE||130mm|
|FUEL CAPACITY||16 litres|
|CBR1000RR SP KERB WEIGHT||195kg ABS Standard|
|FIREBLADE KERB WEIGHT||196kg ABS Standard|
|FRONT||120/70 - 17 inch|
|REAR||190/50 - 17 inch|
CBR1000RR SP SUSPENSION
|FRONT||Telescopic inverted fork with an inner tube diameter of 43mm, and a NIX30 Smart-EC (OHLINS) Front Fork with preload, compression and rebound adjustments, 120mm stroke|
|REAR||Unit Pro-Link with gas-charged TTX36 Smart-EC (Ohlins) damper featuring preload and compression and rebound damping adjustment, 60mm stroke|
|FRONT||Telescopic inverted fork with an inner tube diameter of 43 mm, and a Big Piston Front Fork with preload, compression and rebound adjustment, 120mm stroke|
|REAR||Unit Pro-Link with gas-charged HMAS damper featuring 10-step preload and stepless compression and rebound damping adjustment, 138.2mm stroke. Rear Balance Free Rear Cushion with preload, compression and rebound adjustment, 62mm stroke.|
CBR1000RR SP BRAKES
|FRONT||2x 320mm discs; Brembo callipers|
|REAR||1x 220mm disc; Nissin caliper|
|FRONT||320 x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with 4-piston callipers and sintered metal pads|
|REAR||220 x 5mm hydraulic disc with single-piston calliper and sintered metal pads|
|WARRANTY PERIOD||24 months|
|COLOURS||Victory Red OR Matte Ballistic Black Metallic|