CBR1000RR-R Fireblade

Born to Race

Rider on CBR1000rr-r Fireblade on the track.

This is why we race. Why we’ve always raced, and it is feedback from HRC and our riders that’s produced the new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade. It’s got more mid-range power from intake and cylinder head upgrades, with revised gearbox ratios for incredible drive out of corners. We’ve maintained peak power, with improved response from Two Motor Throttle By Wire control that makes every rpm count and puts pinpoint throttle precision in your right hand. Weight savings and a finely rebalanced chassis rigidity boost handling and grip feel. Updated fairing winglets maintain downforce with less steering effort at speed and, whether you’re running through bends on a winding road or hitting apexes lap after lap, the new riding position opens up total freedom of control. Made to race? No, born to race.

Close up of the 5 inch TFT screen for rider setup.

So much power, with so much control.

Every ride starts with the full colour 5-inch TFT screen where you set up the Fireblade the way you want it. For precision setup you can now enter your weight to get the perfect spring preload setting, front and rear. And choose from the 3 default riding modes or go fully custom between 5-level Power modes, 9-level HSTC plus 3-level Engine Brake and Wheelie Control. A 3-level Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) maintains high speed stability and new, 3-level ABS Braking now includes Race mode, which turns off ABS for the rear caliper, allowing hard use of the rear brake if required. Another new display feature to protect the engine from cold is the redline point, which slides up from 8,000rpm only when the operating temperature is reached.

Close up of the 5 inch TFT screen for rider setup.

Every second counts.

The low-set fuel tank has been reshaped for improved knee grip while cornering. It also carries an extra 0.4L capacity. An extremely compact frame and engine equals a small frontal area – with MotoGP-spec. ram-air duct that feeds directly through the headstock – that slices cleanly through the air. New, more aggressive and muscular styling is led by forward-set winglets that use aerodynamic bumps to maintain downforce on the front tyre, for consistent grip and feel through every corner and reduced lift on exit but with 10% less turning effort at speed. And the under cowl extends close to the rear tyre, forcing air downward, minimising drag in the dry and channelling water away in the wet, improving traction.

Close up of the 5 inch TFT screen for rider setup.

Optimised for handling perfection.

We’ve made a few subtle adjustments to the riding position, putting you in the bike, making it easier to move around, react, and control quickly on road or racetrack; the handlebars are 19mm higher, the footpegs set 16mm lower. Through intense development of the twin-spar aluminium frame – with nearly 1kg weight removed by internal optimisation – a new rigidity balance delivers 17% reduction in lateral stiffness and 15% less torsional stiffness, for razor-sharp steering accuracy and higher mid-corner speed. And updated settings for the Showa 43mm USD Big Piston Fork (BPF) and Pro-Link Balance Free Rear Cushion Lite (BFRC-Lite) shock increase feedback and feel, to the absolute limit.

Close up of the 5 inch TFT screen for rider setup.

The ability to push, hard, out of corners.

That’s what our racers always want more of. So, we’ve gone through the 1,000cc, inline four-cylinder semi-cam engine from intake to exhaust. Compression ratio is up to 13.6:1 alongside revised ports, valve timing and springs. The crankshaft and titanium conrods are lighter, reducing spinning inertia. And every gear ratio is shorter, boosting acceleration with the throttle precision that 2 Motor TBW ensures. The numbers are impressive. 160kW / 215hp @14,000rpm and 113Nm @12,000rpm. But it’s the way this engine now drives relentlessly – yet so smoothly, controllably – through the mid-range all the way to the redline, with such an increase in fighting power, that’s so exhilarating.

1,000cc Inline Four-Cylinder Engine

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Throttle Control (TBW)


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Front 3/4 facing static Honda CBR1000rr-r Fireblade on the track.

CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP – Take the Advantage

New Electronic Suspension Öhlins 43mm S-EC3.0 (SV) NPX USD forks and TTX36 (SV) rear shock use Spool Valve technology for superb reaction, ride and control.

Upgraded Braking Power New fade-resistant Brembo Stylema R four-piston front brake calipers worked by Brembo master cylinder. 

High Specification Equipment A 3-level adjustable quickshifter is standard fit, as is a compact and lightweight lithium-ion battery

Close up of Öhlins electronic suspension.
Close up of Brembo Stylema R four-piston front brake calipers.
Close up of adjustable quick shifter.
Rear facing rider on Honda CBR1000rr-r Fireblade on the race track.

The Sound Of Speed

Unleash our inline four-cylinder MotoGP engine racing technology – to the redline.


Make It Yours

Take a good look around and choose your colour.

  • Grand Prix Red Standard
  • Grand Prix Red (SP) Standard
  • Matte Pearl Morion Black (SP Carbon Edition) Standard

CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP Carbon Edition

The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade Carbon is the absolute ultimate in all-black stealth racing style, which is how it arrives from new. So, you can ride it away from your Honda dealer. Everywhere you look, front to back, you see sleek Carbon Fibre bodywork. Amazingly strong. Incredibly lightweight, saving a total weight of 1kg with some parts saving between 10-40% of the original weight. In addition, the Carbon Edition receives a unique aluminium plaque signifying the unique number allocated to your CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. All these features, designed to set the Fireblade apart.