Born to Race
This is why we race. Why we’ve always raced, and it is feedback from HRC and our riders that’s produced the new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade. It’s got more mid-range power from intake and cylinder head upgrades, with revised gearbox ratios for incredible drive out of corners. We’ve maintained peak power, with improved response from Two Motor Throttle By Wire control that makes every rpm count and puts pinpoint throttle precision in your right hand. Weight savings and a finely rebalanced chassis rigidity boost handling and grip feel. Updated fairing winglets maintain downforce with less steering effort at speed and, whether you’re running through bends on a winding road or hitting apexes lap after lap, the new riding position opens up total freedom of control. Made to race? No, born to race.
So much power, with so much control.
Every ride starts with the full colour 5-inch TFT screen where you set up the Fireblade the way you want it. For precision setup you can now enter your weight to get the perfect spring preload setting, front and rear. And choose from the 3 default riding modes or go fully custom between 5-level Power modes, 9-level HSTC plus 3-level Engine Brake and Wheelie Control. A 3-level Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) maintains high speed stability and new, 3-level ABS Braking now includes Race mode, which turns off ABS for the rear caliper, allowing hard use of the rear brake if required. Another new display feature to protect the engine from cold is the redline point, which slides up from 8,000rpm only when the operating temperature is reached.
Every second counts.
The low-set fuel tank has been reshaped for improved knee grip while cornering. It also carries an extra 0.4L capacity. An extremely compact frame and engine equals a small frontal area – with MotoGP-spec. ram-air duct that feeds directly through the headstock – that slices cleanly through the air. New, more aggressive and muscular styling is led by forward-set winglets that use aerodynamic bumps to maintain downforce on the front tyre, for consistent grip and feel through every corner and reduced lift on exit but with 10% less turning effort at speed. And the under cowl extends close to the rear tyre, forcing air downward, minimising drag in the dry and channelling water away in the wet, improving traction.