Rumours also persist that Honda will release a V4 version like the limited-edition RC213V-S.
It would be a strange move considering the RC models have all sold out on the pretext that they were a limited edition. It would also crowd their line-up in a sector that is not gaining sales around the world, but dramatically sliding.
The 2017 CBR1000RR is expected to debut at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan in November.
Meanwhile, we wouldn’t be surprised if the CBR600RR is dropped from their line-up next year due to falling sales and the expense of meeting tough new Euro 4 emission limits for existing models from January 2017.