Finally the wait is over, Honda has just unveiled the 2017 Honda CBR 1000 RR FIREBLAD, the Japanese sports bike comes now in two version: CBR 1000 RR SP and CBR 1000 RR SP2.
Honda teased the new CBR 1000 RR from a couple of week now, and as always we covered almost all the rumor and details, and the most frustrating think we already know is the use of a 4 cylinder instead of a V4, anyway this new 4 cylinder is more powerful than the previous models, the output power has increased by almost 10hp, and the engine has received new electronics including Multiple power modes, engine braking settings and Honda Selectable Torque Control, plus Quickshifter, Downshift Assist and new ABS. can be programmed to unrivalled levels of precision..
Chassis wise the 2017 HONDA CBR 1000 RR SP has lost 15kg on the balance (excuse me HONDA this is just impressive!), this weight loss is was achieved because Honda has used some high end materials like a full titanium gas tank, titanium exhaust muffler, magnesium stator cover, lithium-ion battery.
The new HONDA CBR 1000 RR SP and SP can be ordered with new electronic suspension made Ohlins.
You just need to now that the 2017 Honda CBR 1000 RR SP2 is a track focused bike, The SP2 features lightweight Marchesini wheels and redesigned valves, combustion chamber and pistons; a kit will be available to make it ready for circuit.
The 2017 HONDA CBR 1000 RR SP1 AND SP2 will be available from March or April 2017.