25th anniversary CBR1000RR Fireblade leads new Honda 2017 line-up at the Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA)
The CBR1000RR Fireblade joins the upgraded SP and new SP2 versions to complete a trio of Fireblades that mark 25 years since the celebrated machine re-wrote the rules of the Super Sport segment. Its relentless focus on handling and agility under the mantra of ‘Total Control’ continues, with 90% of main components revised for a 16kg weight reduction to a class-leading 195kg. Coupled with an 8kW top end power boost, it improves the new Fireblade’s power to weight ratio by 14%, to a level hitherto unseen in its history.
For 2017, the Fireblade now moves into ‘Next Stage Total Control’, with a comprehensive electronic control package featuring a new gyroscopic ABS system, Honda Selectable Torque Control, Selectable Engine Brake and Power Selector. All these parameters can be precisely adjusted with the Riding Mode Select System inspired by the RC213V-S street legal version of Honda’s MotoGP machine.