2017 Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR
2017 Honda Fireblade celebrates its 25th year anniversary for the CBR heritage and launched in India with an exciting price range and new trend features. The super motorcycle was first displayed in the EICMA show of 2016, Milan, Italy. The 2017 Honda Fireblad, well known as CBR1000RR is priced at a range of INR 17.61 lakhs and will be brought to India by Completely Built Units (CBUs).
In addition, the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR is accompanied with another version of elite model called CBR1000RR Fireblade SP. The SP variant is expected to price extra 2-3 lakhs compared to the standard model of Fireblade.
The 2017 Honda Fireblade SP2 and SP are tweaked models for the pure racing experience from the Honda.
Outlook and Design
The 2017 Honda CBR1000RR is almost the same externally compared to its forerunners. However, Honda claims that the 2017 Fireblade is 90 percent different than the previous versions.
If you are talking about the power-to-weight ratio, then the 2017 CBR1000RR is the best example of its class. Honda has made 15 percent of weight reduction in the body of the bike, helping the 2017 Honda Fireblade to fire on the road. Overall, the weight of the 2017 Honda Fireblade is reduced up to 16 Kgs and now weighs at appreciable 195 Kgs.
Engine and gearbox
The 999cc in-line four cylinder engine of the 2017 Honda Fireblade can produce 189 BHP of maximum Power @ 13,000 RPM and 114NM of peak torque @ 11,000 RPM. The engine is connected to a six-speed transmission.
The 2017 Honda CBR1000RR horsepower is improved significantly in the new 2017 update.
The Honda CBR1000RR SP shares almost the same engine and power specs compared to the standard version of the CBR1000RR.
The suspension duties of the 2017 Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR are managed by the Showa 43 mm large Piston Fork and the rear side is governed by the monoshock unit.
2017 Honda Fireblade Instrumental cluster
The new update on the CBR1000RR surely addresses the bike to be one of the best in the electronics department. The new full color TFT display of the bike is more attractive and informative this time and can adjust according to the ambient light.
The dashboard offers 3 modes: Street, Circuit and Mechanic.
Update on 2017 Honda Fireblade
Thought the 2017 CBR1000RR specs remains close to the previous version, the advanced features include:
1. 5-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for the management of ABS unit
2. 9-level Honda Selectable Torque Control traction (HSTC) system
3. Throttle By Wire (TBW) for precise response
4. New ABS system that manages the Rear Lift Control (RLC), Wheelie Control, safe trail braking in the corners
5. Five levels of power delivery
6. Three levels of engine braking control.
7. 4-piston radial mount monobloc brake calipers from Brembo
Both CBR1000RR SP and SP2 are carefully crafted for the serious track racers and professional circuit riding experience. Both the versions employs larger intake and exhaust valves for the stunning performance. The Marchesini wheels help shed weight, but are robust.
2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP special features
1. Honda designed assisted slipper clutch is being employed in the CBR1000 SP that does duty in MotoGP bikes
2. New high-density core radiator for keeping cool the CBR1000RR engine and weighs 1kg lesser than the previous versions.
3. Honda for the first time uses the prime cyclic parts like Ohlins on the CBR1000RR SP like semi activate suspension, 43mm NIX30 USD front forks and TTX36 rear monoshock, a Quickshifter and Lithium-Ion battery, which is lightweight than the conventional batteries. All the units help in reducing the weight of the Honda CBR1000RR SP.
4. Like the MotoGp bikes, Titanium muffler is used for the Honda CBR1000RR SP to lower the weight
2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP2
1. The CBR1000RR SP2 uses the all new Ohlins Smart electronic control suspension system with three pre-adjustable modes.
2. Gyro Assisted ABS Component
3. The Honda CBR1000RR SP2 is supported by the thin-wall titanium fuel tank which is also featured in the SP model CBR, thus helping to lose more than 4 kgs.
4. Ultra-light weight Marchesini 5 spoke wheels than the 6 spoke wheels.
5. Lightweight Sub-Frame
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