Born to Race
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.
1000cc DOHC Inline Four-Cylinder Engine
We’ve kept the short-stroke, semi-cam design’s stunning 160kW / 215hp peak power @ 14,000rpm, but now it develops stronger, with more much precise mid-range punch the moment the throttle is tapped on.
Akrapovič Titanium Muffler
We’ve increased muffler volume by 1L and reduced the mid-range noise output. And the exhaust note is now tuned to rise linearly – and evocatively – with engine rpm. Sounding more like a world superbike than ever before.
New Winglet Aerodynamics
HRC have designed new winglets which maintains downforce and front-end grip – but with 10% less yaw moment, delivering high-speed handling agility.
6-Axis Inertial Measurement Unit
The IMU provides accurate, real-time control of new 3-level ABS Braking with Race, Track and Standard modes. A 3-level Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) ensures chassis stability.
Unique Separate Control Two Motor Throttle By Wire
A first for Honda mass production. Two Motor TBW delivers separate control for each pair of cylinders, for much smoother throttle response and improved engine braking performance.
RC213V-S Derived Aluminium Swingarm
Optimised for the Fireblade with a carefully designed-in rigidity balance to elevate rear grip and feel. The rear engine mount acts as upper shock mount for a more direct connection to the rear tyre.