Peak power of 141kW @ 13,000rpm. Peak torque of 114Nm @ 11,000rpm. The Fireblade’s highly-tuned, 999cc DOHC four-cylinder engine features a stunning output – but one you can use. The Assist/Slipper Clutch eases upshifts and maintains control through rapid downshifts and hard braking. And magnesium engine covers – plus the 4-2-1 exhaust pipe with titanium muffler – save weight, aiding mass centralisation.
The Fireblade inspires you to push harder, deeper and faster. Power to weight is key to its incredible performance; more of the former, less of the latter. A full 15kg lighter than the previous design the Fireblade steers as fast as you can think. And because feel is so important, its hollow die-cast twin-spar aluminium frame has a rigidity balance, finely tuned to match the fully adjustable 43mm Showa Big Piston Fork (BPF) and Showa rear shock.