Positioned below Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP and SP2 which were showcased at Intermot in October, 2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade gets better power to weight ratio thanks to a 16 kg weight reduction and 10.7 bhp boost in power as compared to its earlier counterpart. The engine now offers 189 PS at 13,000 rpm and 115 Nm torque.
Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade also receives reduced frame thickness resulting in 300 gms lower weight while frame is 10 percent more flexible offering faster reaction time. Price in India starts from INR 17.61 lakh. Both, Fireblade and Fireblade SP are on sale in India. Bookings are now open, and you can book yours at the company’s official website.
Braking is via twin Tokico four piston radial mounted calipers as against Brembo as seen on the SP variants while Bosch ABS system, rear lift control, traction control, 9 level Honda selectable torque control and Throttle by Wire are also part of its features.
Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade comes in with 5 levels of power delivery and 3 levels of Engine Brake Control while it receives three riding models of Track, Winding and Street. In Track mode, the Fireblade commands maximum power, linear acceleration and minimum intervention between traction control and EBC system.
In Winding mode power output from 1st to 3rd gear is governed by the system while Street mode controls power output from 1st to 4th gear. Full TFT dashboard, 9 level traction control, three rider modes and Showa BPF and BFRC suspension are also a part of its features.
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In India, Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade will compete against the Yamaha YZF-R1 and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, which are currently on sale in the country. The bike will be offered exclusively on one color – red/black as for now.