Take a closer look at the unique features that make the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP born to race.
The Öhlins NPX fork uses a pressurised damping system to minimise cavitation, resulting in more stable damping control and improved bump absorption at high speeds. Feel for front tyre grip is also enhanced. The rear shock is also by Öhlins; the upper mount attaches at the back of the engine to enhance high-speed handling.
Incredible braking power is provided by the latest Brembo Stylema monobloc four-piston radial-mount front brake calipers – with Brembo brake lever and master cylinder to match. The calipers maintain rigidity but are 7% lighter, with less internal fluid volume for more immediate reaction.
The aluminium swingarm – based on the designed used by the RC213V-S – is 30.5mm longer, at 622.7mm but weighs exactly the same as the previous design. Its horizontal rigidity is reduced by 15%, with vertical rigidity maintained to generate incredible rear tyre grip – and feel to go with it.
The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is equipped with Launch Control for race starts. It limits engine rpm at 6,000, 7,000, 8,000 and 9,000rpm set-points, even with a wide-open throttle, letting you focus on clutch release (and lights) alone. A quickshifter is also fitted as standard, with performance optimised for racetrack performance and reliability.
For flexible ability (and along with Rear Lift Control) the ABS gains two switchable modes; SPORTS mode focuses on road-riding performance, with high brake force and less pitching, while TRACK mode offers power and feel braking from much higher circuit speeds. Both are controlled with input from the six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU).
We have built the new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP for you. It starts out in the same Pit Lane as the CBR1000RR-R – which means MotoGP technology for the engine, chassis and aerodynamics. But we’ve added second generation Öhlins Smart Electronic Control (S-EC) suspension and an upgraded user interface to go with it. And a new Brembo braking package including Stylema front brake calipers, brake lever and rear caliper. The CBR1000RR-R SP is not built with a road-rider’s needs in mind; the race-track is where it belongs. And while it is fully road legal, with lights, indicators, full-colour TFT display and Honda Smart Key, the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is our ultimate statement of pure super sports aggression. Enjoy it.