Precision and Power
The Honda CBR1000RR SP Fireblade has been developed to be much more precise and powerful. And for a limited time, we are offering 0% finance and will contribute £1,000 towards your deposit. Honda has lowered the overall weight, reduced inertia by concentrating the mass to the machine’s center of gravity, increased the engine’s power, and incorporated a suite of electronic control systems that includes semi-active Öhlins suspension.
Honda CBR1000RR SP features:
- 141KW peak power, 116Nm torque at 195kg kerb weight
- Semi-active Ohlins step motor-type electronic control suspension
- Honda Selectable Torque control/wheelie control/rear lift control
- Selectable engine brake/ cornering ABS/downshift assist
- Riding mode select system (RMSS) and 3 level power selector
- Titanium exhaust and titanium fuel tank
The Honda CBR1000RR SP Fireblade might be the most gorgeous Honda sports bike ever made by the company with its aggressive yet sophisticated lines, which are accented by a deep, liquid red/white/blue paint scheme that is both elegant and exotic. The beautiful new five-spoke wheels are slightly lighter than the six-spoke ones they replace. It is sharper, narrower, and looks more aggressive.
Power to weight ratio improved by 14 percent
The SP is around 15kgs lighter thanks to the titanium fuel tank, strategically thinner sections to the walls of the frame and swingarm, magnesium used for the oil sump and ignition cover, a titanium muffler and li-ion phosphate battery. The new model will be supremely light and flickable and will move even more easily to the will of the rider. The 2017 motor produces 10 more horsepower than last year. The rev limit is raised from 12,250 rpm to 13,000, and power to weight ratio is improved by a whopping 14 percent. This is the first Honda that comes with semi-active suspension, and it has three levels of adjustability.
The CBR1000RR SP Fireblade comes with a full suite of customisable electronics, which are individually switchable on the fly. As on the RC213V-S, there are five preset positions with factory recommended configurations—two of presets are open and fully customisable by the rider. The 2017 CBR1000RR gets nine levels of Honda Selectable Torque Control and Rear Wheel Slip Control. There are 3-levels of engine braking control, from aggressive to mild. Wheelie Control mitigates front-wheel lift based on the difference in wheel speeds.
The CBR1000RR SP’s ABS includes rear-lift control that subtly reduces braking force as rear wheel lift is detected. This allows maximum brake force without the SP becoming overly unbalanced. The ABS also allows for smooth, maximum effect braking on corner entry by controlling brake force according to lean angle. Hard trail braking right to a corner’s apex is claimed to be easier with this system.
The CBR1000RR motor is now throttle-by-wire, and there are five levels of power. Level 1 is full power with each other level reducing both power and level of aggression. The system is, again, developed from the RC213V-S, and there are no cables to be seen; the throttle position sensor is in the twistgrip. The CBR now comes with a quickshifter that includes a blip-downshifter. The feel can be adjusted between three levels on upshifting and downshifting, and benefits include shifting up or down without the throttle or clutch, as well as reducing the load on the transmission during shifting.
TFT liquid crystal display
The instrument pod is now a lighter full-color TFT liquid crystal display, which includes three selectable displays including Street, Circuit, and Mechanic. All switches, except the start/stop, are now integrated into left handlebar switch module. This includes the lap-timer switch, while the mode and selector switches are moved from the instrument cluster to the left handlebar.