Since the very start, we were keeping you updated on the Honda CBR1000RR-R and its SP variant.

In India, Honda now has opened the books for its much ambitious litre class duos. Both the bikes will arrive via CBU route.

Let’s take a sneak peek from where it all started.


Advance Aerdoynamic Patent

In the second week of September 2019, we got to know about the new 2020 Honda CBR1000RR.

Interestingly the new CBR1000RR may compete with the likes of Ducati V4 and BMW’s new S1000RR by getting horses more than them, and it would be 220 hp.

However, again in the same month, we came to know more on Honda’s new patent on advance aerodynamics for CBR1000RR.

Now we get to see another new patent although filed in March 2018. The objective of the design is to provide space for oil and reduce the size of the internal combustion engine plus also safeguard the oil structure from external forces.

Now it is something intelligent to build. To create a compact by the cylinder head (3) is having the capability to tilt in a diagonally upward fashion from the (1) crankcase.

Spied on the track

Thanks to photographer n_mode_log we could see the testing going on in the camouflage, and it was on track.

And then we also said.

“But if Honda wants to stay competitive with V4 and other game-changers in the motorcycle world like the new S1000RR they have to build the bike that is more fast and sleek”.

Finally, we get to see the new CBR1000RR-R

When Honda filed a trademark by adding R to its nomenclature of CBR1000RR little, did we know they were throwing the hint to the motorcycle world that there are two variants? 

We are not surprised as Marquez tested the new CBR1000RR-R given the fact that it was his ultimate weapon for MotoGP.

Let’s see what Honda has to offer.


The new Honda CBR1000RR-R joins the elite club of 200+ hp with competitors like S100RR and off course Ducati V4. 

There are few more innovative goodies stacked in CBR1000RR, and those are friction-reducing technologies borrowed from RC213V-S.

Plus, there are techs to increase the enhanced feel. 

The CBR1000RR-R gets three riding modes that come as default to balance the additional power that is stacked. 

The other features include the exhaust made in collaboration with Akrapovic.

Don’t get surprised to know the Honda CBR1000RR-R uses the advance aerodynamics and it comes from RCV213V helped by patented winglets to reduce the downforce. 

Honda has made an entire new swingarm and an aluminium frame for Fireblade.

The CBR1000RR-R comes with a full-colour TFT dashBosch IMU ( Intertial Measurement Unit). HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control). 

An additional feature is the Honda smart key.

The fairings reduce the drag coefficient. The fuel tank is pushed on the lower side to provide the rider with a more comfortable posture.

SP comes with more high tech components like the Brembo’s used for RC213V-S and the Ohlins suspension.


On occasion, Mr Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “By introducing the best models from Honda’s global line-up, we have proved our strong desire to take our racing DNA in India to another level. 

Legendary Fireblade has been synonymous for perfect handling, balance and sheer riding enjoyment for the last 28 years.

While Announcing the bookings open for 2020 Fireblade, Mr Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Taking forward the legacy, new Fireblade is drawn sharply on Honda’s RC213V MotoGP machine. 

‘Born to Race’ the motorcycle offers more power and an unprecedented level of track-focused performance. The riders will have a whole new level of experience with these extreme performance bikes. 

The bookings have opened today at Honda BigWing dealerships across India. The deliveries will start from the August 2020 end.”

Source: Honda Japan

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