Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR-R hits 200hp+

Honda CBR1000RR-R SP

The 2020 Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR-R will join the 200hp+ club with MotoGP winglets and an engine and frame inspired by the RC213V.

Ahead of the EICMA motorcycle show unveiling tonight (5 November 2019) in Milan, the company has released full technical details of its iconic sportsbike.

Power to the people

Honda CBR1000RR-R SP
Honda CBR1000RR-R

The most important detail for most fans will be the fact that power is up from 141kW (189hp) at 13,000 revs to 160Kw (214hp) at 14,500rpm.

Torque is down by 1Nm to 113Nm at 12,500rpm which is 1500 revs more.

The compact inline four now has the same bore and stroke as the RC213V as well as internal friction reduction tech.

It not only finally catches up with the 200hp+ club, but also joins many modern models with a smart key, full-colour TFT screen and fly-by-wire throttle.

The latter allows updated technology with three riding modes, launch control, wheelie control, electronic steering damper and an upgraded torque control all managed by a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit.

Air is now rammed straight through the front of the fairing into the airbox and the exhaust is a 4-2-1 system developed with Akrapovic.

Honda CBR1000RR-R SP
Ram air (SP version)

The CBR1000RR-R is suspended on a Showa 43mm Big Piston Fork and Showa Balance-Free Rear Cushion Light shock with a longer swingarm like the RC213V-S.

There is also an SP version with higher-grade Brembo brakes and second-generation semi-active Öhlins Electronic Control with 43mm NPX forks and TTX36 Smart-EC shock.

Honda CBR1000RR-R
Honda CBR1000RR-R SP

Watch the video below of world champ Marc Marquez riding the SP version.

Bodywork

The 2020 Fireblades have a lighter aluminium diamond frame with the rear shock mounted to the back of the engine which means no upper cross-member.

Like many modern bikes it has a full-colour TFT display that is fully customisable through a four-way controller on the left switchblock.Honda CBR1000RR-R

It comes standard with a smart key fob for keyless start.

The MotoGP winglets are part of the restyled aero which includes a lower fuel tank (still 16 litres capacity) and a more compact riding position which may not suit tall Aussie riders.

Honda CBR1000RR-R SP
Honda CBR1000RR-R SP

CBR1000RR-R and SP tech specs

ENGINE

Type

Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC Inline-4

Engine Displacement (cm³)

999.9cc

No. of Valves per Cylinder

4

Bore × Stroke (mm)

81mm x 48.5mm

Compression Ratio

13.0 x 1

Max. Power Output

160kW @ 14,500

Max. Torque

113Nm @ 12,500

Oil Capacity

4.0L

FUEL SYSTEM

Carburation

PGM-DSFI

Fuel Tank Capacity

16.1L

Fuel Consumption

16.0km/litre

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Starter

Electric

Battery Capacity

12-6 YTZ7S

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Type

Wet, multiplate hydraulic clutch with assist slipper

Transmission Type

6-speed

Final Drive

Chain

FRAMEHonda CBR1000RR-R SP

Type

Aluminium composite twin spar

CHASSIS

Dimensions (L x W x H)

2100 x 745 x 1140mm

Wheelbase

1455mm

Caster Angle

24o

Trail

102mm

Seat Height

830mm

Ground Clearance

115mm

Kerb Weight

201kg

SUSPENSION

Type Front

Showa Telescopic inverted fork with an inner tube diameter of 43 mm, and a Big Piston Front Fork with preload, compression and rebound adjustment, 120mm stroke

 

SP: Telescopic inverted fork with inner

diameter of 43mm and Ohlins NPX Smart-

EC with preload, compression and

rebound adjustments. 125mm stroke.

Type Rear

Unit Pro-Link with gas-charged HMAS damper featuring 10-step preload and stepless compression and rebound damping adjustment, 137mm stroke. 

Showa Balance-Free Rear Cushion with preload, compression and rebound adjustment.

 

SP: Pro-Link with gas-charged Ohlins TTX36 Smart-EC damper featuring preload, compression and rebound damping. 143mm stroke.

WHEELSHonda CBR1000RR-R

Rim Size Front

17 inch x 3.5

Rim Size Rear

17 inch x 6.0

Tyres Front

120/70-ZR17

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP

Bridgestone RS11

Tyres Rear

200/55-ZR17

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP

Bridgestone RS11

BRAKES

ABS System Type

2 Channel

Front

330mm disc with radial-mount 4-piston Nissin caliper

 

SP: 4-piston Brembo Stylema 330mm disc

Rear

220mm disc with 2-piston Brembo caliper

INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS

Instruments

TFT-LCD

Security System

HISS

Headlight

LED

Taillight

LED

One thought on “Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR-R hits 200hp+

  1. More awesomeness from Honda. What a great bike. That’s the key to good design too: “it rides quietly when required”. I have a 2015 Honda Valkyrie which is exactly the same. You can short shift and be grandad or you can spank it and pull your arms off. What a great bike manufacturer. Goldwing to Fireblade and everything in between. Class.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.