2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Unveiled at Intermot 2016

Honda’s flagship racer has undergone a considerable evolution, becoming something more futuristic and pleasing to the eye of an enthusiast. The motorcycle’s handling has been claimed to be extraordinary well for its segment by the makers. 2017 will be the 25th year for Fireblade’s production, making this model much more special than anything else of Honda’s side.

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Honda will present the 2017 CBR1000RR Fireblade in 3 versions namely Base, SP and SP2. The new additions to the motorcycle are pretty amazing as replacing Honda’s C-ABS with a new one from other source reduced the weight by 10 kg. CBR1000RR now even carries 5-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) and rear lift control (RLC) for calculating lean angle, wheel speed, throttle angle and braking inputs. All in all, these make it much more safer and reliable in case of panic braking.

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2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Unveiled at Intermot 2016

Honda’s first motorcycle to use Ohlins S-EC suspension, the CBR1000RR Fireblade comes with NIX30 front forks and TTX36 rear shock absorber. The motorcycle provides 3 Active and 3 Manual riding modes to the rider. The new CBR also uses a colored TFT instrument console that adjusts automatically to the lighting conditions. It even has 3 display modes named Mechanic, Street and Circuit.

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The new motorcycle is around 14 kg lighter than the older generation while its steering response has improved significantly. It come with Bridgestone RS10, 120/70-17 and 190/50-17 wheels. The peak power is now 189 BHP @ 12,500 rpm and the maximum torque is 111 NM @ 10,500rpm. When it comes to CBR 1000RR Fireblade SP2, Honda will be manufacturing just 500 units for the same and it won’t be a road legal version at all. SP2 will use lighter wheels and more technology, directly driven from Honda RC213V. Indian launch for base Fireblade may happen anytime next year.

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Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2

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