Details on the New Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR Are Starting to Emerge Before the October 4 Reveal
Better images are showing what the next generation Honda Fireblade will look like. Spy images have leaked from Croatia showing the Fireblade test mule out on the track. The new Honda Fireblade will be launched in time to compete with the new range of motorcycles coming out from competitors like Yamaha, and Kawasaki.
The main source on the new Fireblade comes from motorcyclenews.com. The source states that there will be 3 versions of the Fireblade coming in SP1, SP2 and a road going version. Also, it is claimed that the Fireblade will come with an extensive electronic driver aid package to keep up with the competition.
Additionally, the Fireblade will lose its factory C-ABS system which will trim off approximately 10kg from the Fireblade’s weight. Potentially, a Bosch 9ME Plus system will be used which delivers combined anti-lock braking with traction control, anti-wheelie, and Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC). All in all, the system is governed by the six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) already being used by the competition.
The Honda Fireblade will be designed with the goal to keep its cost also competitive in comparison to its rivals. Also, In terms of the aesthetics, expect to see many design elements to be in similarity of the new CBR250RR.
In conclusion, with the available information, the new Honda Fireblade will be lighter, and contain assisted technologies and systems from third party companies. The full reveal of the new Fireblade will take place on October 5, 2016. Stay Tuned!!!