We looked at every inch of the body to make it lean and sharp, but it wasn’t just for looks; it’s much more aerodynamic too. The new body manages the airflow into, and around the machine. Even the surface angle of the headlights and the contouring of their side slits are designed to support stability at speed.
The all-aluminium, hollow die-cast frame has been thinned without sacrificing strength to achieve 500g saving from previous Fireblade. Focussed on mass centralisation, this significantly improves rigidity, stability, feel and steering response.