- Honda CBR1000RR-R and SP bookings begin
- To be launched in India in the coming weeks
- Is the most powerful Fireblade ever
Honda has begun accepting bookings for the 2020 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade in India. The motorcycle, which is likely to be launched in the coming weeks will also be available in the higher-spec SP version.
The CBR1000RR-R borrows its styling from the Honda RC213V-S and looks meaner than the outgoing model. It gets twin-LED headlamps, multiple air vents, and a sharp tail section. Moreover, the supersport also comes with winglets on its fairing derived from the manufacturer’s MotoGP machine.
Underneath the new design is a new twin-spar aluminum frame that houses a 999cc, inline-four-cylinder engine. This motor is capable of churning out 215bhp; an increase of around 29bhp over the earlier model, making the 1000RR-R the most powerful CBR Fireblade yet. To put a leash on all that power, the motorcycle’s electronics kitty is equipped with throttle-by-wire, three riding modes, and nine-level traction control.
Honda is offering the CBR1000RR-R in Grand Prix Red and Matte Pearl Morion Black paints, while the SP variant only gets the Grand Prix Red colour option. And apart from the colour, the two variants are also different in terms of hardware. The SP variant comes with semi-active Ohlins EC 43mm NPX forks up front and an Ohlins TTX36 Smart-EC monoshock at the rear.
Meanwhile, braking duties are performed by Brembo Stylema calipers for the front and a Brembo monoblock caliper at the rear. On the other hand, the suspension on the standard variant is sourced from Showa while braking is handled by Nissin calipers on both ends. Nevertheless, both variants are equipped with a titanium Akrapovic exhaust as standard.