While other manufacturers were releasing teasers of their upcoming flagships, Honda kept its cool and was silent throughout. Little did we know that it was the silence before the storm because Honda just unveiled its spanking-new 2020 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade!
The Fireblade was very popular among the motorcycle enthusiasts, especially with the Honda fans. However, Honda didn’t give it a proper, well-deserving update for a long time. And that’s the reason why people were quite pissed at Honda. Well, what about now, eh?
The new 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade is clearly a work of patience. Now we know why Honda took its sweet time to develop this bike. It looks simply fantastic, especially in its HRC colour scheme. It is super aggressive from the front and very well proportionate from the sides. And look at that exhaust! It is a titanium unit from Akrapovic.
Powering the new Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade is a 999.9cc, 4-cylinder engine that produces 214.5 PS of max power at 14,5000 rpm and generates peak torque of 113 Nm at 12,5000 rpm. Those are flagship figures, more than sufficient to give a tough fight to the competition. And hey, did we tell you it just weighs a mere 201 kg?!
For the rider aids, Honda has thrown in all it has got. There is a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), 3-level Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD), ABS, and whatnot. All that can be altered on the new fully customisable 5-in TFT display.
The new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade also has an ‘SP’ variant which is more brutal and race-ready. It gets equipment like second-generation semi-active Öhlins EC 43mm NPX front forks, an Öhlins TTX36 Smart-EC rear shock, Brembo Stylema four-piston radial front calipers, and the Brembo monoblock rear caliper previously seen on the RC213V-S.
Honda is yet to announce the price and availability of its new Fireblade. Kudos to the Japanese for letting everyone know what the Fireblade has always been. Stay tuned for future updates.
Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade Key Specs-
|Engine type||4 cylinders in line, DOHC, 16 valves and liquid cooling|
|Displacement (cc )||999.9 cc|
|No. of Valves per Cylinder||4|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||81 mm x 48.5 mm|
|Compression Ratio||13.0 x 1|
|Max power||214.5 @ 14,500|
|Torque||113 Nm @ 12,500|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||16.1L|
|Fuel consumption||16.0 km / liter|
|Battery capacity||12-6 YTZ7S|
|Clutch Type||Hydraulic clutch, multi-disc in oil with assistant / anti-rebound|
|Exchange rate||6 speed|
|Kind||Double composite aluminum beam|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||2100 x 745 x 1140mm|
|Distance between axis||1455 mm|
|Launching Angle||24 o|
|Seat Height||830 mm|
|Ground clearance||115 mm|
|Kerb Weight||201 kg|
|Front Type||Showa inverted telescopic fork Big Piston Front Fork 43mm bar diameter, with preload adjustment, compression and extension, 120mm travel|
|Rear Type||Pro-Link Unit with HMAS shock absorber with gas charge, preload adjustable in 10 positions and adjustment of compression and extension without positions, 137mm of travel.Showa Balance-Free Rear Cushion rear shock absorber with preload, compression and extension adjustment.|
|Front Tire Size||17 inches x 3.5|
|Rear Tire Size||17 inches x 6.0|
|Front tire||120/70-ZR17Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
|Rear Tire||200/55-ZR17Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
|Type of ABS System||2 channel|
|Forward||330mm double disc with 4-piston Nissin radial caliper|
|Rear||Simple 220mm disc with 2 piston Brembo caliper|
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