Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR is one of the most searched engima on the internet this year. Well, why not after all it was one Honda’s vision to stay in and compete with their Italian counterparts Ducati and the race to stay ahead.
With Honda filing a trademark by adding R to its nomenclature of CBR1000RR and throwing the hint to the motorcycle world that there are two variants. The CBR1000RR-R was spied on track going smoothly again giving the motorcycle world the sleepless nights.
We are not surprised that the new CBR1000RR-R was tested by Marquez given the fact that it was his future weapon for MotoGP.
Let’s see what Honda has to offer.
The spied variant itself gave us hints in terms of the engine of the new CBR1000RR-R getting compact and no doubt with EURO 5 compliant it is a step ahead in innovation. The engine remains inline-four and shares few likes from its earlier RC213V like the stroke and bore.
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 that are stacked in CBR1000RR and those are friction-reducing technologies borrowed from RC213V-S.
To add to other marvel are the techs like 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 that is made in collaboration with Akrapovic.
Do not get surprised to know that the Honda CBR1000RR-R uses the advance aerodynamics that comes from RCV213V that is helped by patented winglets technology to reduce the downforce. Honda has made an entire new swingarm and an aluminum frame for Fireblade.
The CBR1000RR-R comes with a TFT dash that is full color. Bosch IMU ( Intertial Measurement Unit). HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control). Honda smart key is an additional feature that is added. The drag coefficient is reduced by the fairings. The fuel tank is pushed on the lower side to provide the rider a more comfortable posture.
SP variant will get all the features of the CBRR-R but will have more tech goodies like Ohlins and Brembo.It also comes gets a telescopic inverted fork with 43 mm inner diameter of 43mm and Ohlins NPX Smart EC with preload at the front and Pro-Link with gas-charged Ohlins TTX36 Smart-EC damper.
Brake duties on SP variant are performed by Brembo Stylema four-piston brake calipers at the front and the rear is brought from the RC213V-S.
Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC Inline-4
Engine Displacement (cm³)
Bore × Stroke (mm)
81mm x 48.5mm
13.0 x 1
Max. Power Output
160kW @ 14,500
113Nm @ 12,500
Fuel Tank Capacity
Wet, multiplate hydraulic clutch with assist slipper
Aluminium composite twin spar
Dimensions (L x W x H)
2100 x 745 x 1140mm
Showa 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
SP: Telescopic inverted fork with inner
diameter of 43mm and Ohlins NPX Smart-
EC with preload, compression and
rebound adjustments. 125mm stroke.
Unit Pro-Link with gas-charged HMAS damper featuring 10-step preload and stepless compression and rebound damping adjustment, 137mm stroke.
Showa Balance-Free Rear Cushion with preload, compression and rebound adjustment.
SP: Pro-Link with gas-charged Ohlins TTX36 Smart-EC damper featuring preload, compression and rebound damping. 143mm stroke.
Rim Size Front
17 inch x 3.5
Rim Size Rear
17 inch x 6.0
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
ABS System Type
330mm disc with radial-mount 4-piston Nissin caliper
SP: 4-piston Brembo Stylema 330mm disc
220mm disc with 2-piston Brembo caliper
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