NEW 2020 FIREBLADE CBR1000RR-R SP
Since its original 1992 introduction Honda's iconic Fireblade has evolved into an incredible 1000cc sports motorcycle. And it's also been the base of a competitive race machine, on short circuits around the world and the roads of the Isle of Man TT. But time - and competition - marches on, and for 2020 Honda is drawing a line under where the CBR1000RR Fireblade has been, and looking forward to where it's going. Two brand-new motorcycles – the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and CBR1000RR-R SP Fireblade – have been created, with heavy involvement from Honda Racing Corporation, to carry the legend forward. Leaning heavily on the engine and chassis technology of the RC213V-S 'street-legal MotoGP machine', with aerodynamics drawn from the RC213V MotoGP bike, both versions of the new Fireblade have been designed from the ground up - in terms of engine, handling and aerodynamics - for outright track performance.
- An all new inline four-cylinder engine derived from MotoGP technologies and producing mighty 160kw (214.5bhp).
- A new aluminium diamond frame with a longer swingarm, based on the RC213V-S design.
- Enhanced throttle-by-wire improves feel and is linked to an electronics package comprising of power, engine brake, wheelie control and optimised Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). Plus adjustable ABS for track riding.
- Showa Big Piston Forks and Balance-Free Rear Cushion Light grace the CBR1000RR-R whilst the SP is enhanced with new Ohlins 43mm NPX forks and second generation Ohlins software offers finer controls of both front and rear settings.
- The SP also features new Brembo Stylema four-piston calipers and both models see a new rear tyre size of 200/55-ZR17.
- A fully customisable five inch TFT display offers intuitive control operated by a simplified four-way switch on the left handlebar.
- Honda Smart Key (keyless ignition).
- MotoGP inspired aerodynamics with a more compact riding position and winglets to increase downforce and improve braking stability.