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18-11-2019 | Motorcycles | News | Article

Honda Unveils New CBR1000RR-R Fireblade

Patrick Schäfer
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Honda has presented the new Fireblade at EICMA 2019. The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade has been completely redeveloped and is designed for use on racetracks.

The new Honda Fireblade is 2,100 mm long, 745 mm wide and 1,140 mm high with a wheelbase of 1,455 mm. It is fitted with a new aluminium diamond frame, aerodynamic solutions inspired by the RC213V MotoGP racing bike and a newly developed in-line four-cylinder engine. The engine's short-stroke layout is based heavily on the Honda RC213V-S. The 1,000cc engine has a semi-cam gear train, finger-follower rocker arms and titanium con-rods. The bike delivers 160 kW (217 HP) at 14,500 rpm. The maximum torque is 113 Nm. The titanium exhaust end-can was developed in conjunction with Akrapovic.

The throttle by wire system offers three riding modes that have an effect on the maximum power, engine braking, wheelie control and the optimised traction. The ABS is adjustable for track riding. A six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) by Bosch provides accurate estimation of riding dynamics by calculating leaning and rolling motions. A larger Nissin radial-mount four-piston braking system with 330 mm brake discs is fitted at the front. The chassis makes use of a Showa 43 mm Big Piston Fork (BPF) inverted telescopic fork at the front, while the fully adjustable Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion Light (BFRC-Light) system handles the rear shock.

Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade to be released in 2020

Optimisations to the bodywork, screen and mudguard as well as a lower fuel tank provide better aerodynamics. Winglets derived from the RC213V MotoGP bike increase downforce. The fully customisable 5-inch TFT display can be operated via a four-way switch. The new Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and CBR1000RR-R SP Fireblade will be released in 2020.

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