The the highly-anticipated 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade debuts in Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia ahead of World Endurance Championship Sepang 8 Hours. 

Beside unveiling the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, Honda also took the opportunity to launch the Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA (HADR), a team formed with Honda’s Asia and Oceania subsidiaries joined forces, announced its plans today for the 2020 motorcycle racing season at the weekend of FIM Endurance World Championships 8 Hours of Sepang at the Sepang international Circuit. Malaysia.

Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade engine will produce 215hp with 113Nm with “Aerobody” develop by HRC.

2020 HONDA CBR1000RR-R

The base CBR1000RR-R Fireblade’s engine is co-developed with HRC, the Honda’s racing arm. The Superbike category battleground has moved from the streets to the track.

Quick Fact:

  • New “ultra-compact” inline-Four engine with 215hp (160 kW) at 14,500 RPM and 113 Nm of torque at 12,500 RPM.
  • The current CBR 1000RR Fireblade SP is only 189hp, but torque is reduced by 1 Nm.
  • The engine isn’t V4 as rumoured.
  • New finger-follower rocker arms for the valves.
  • Forged aluminium pistons.
  • Titanium conrods.
  • Feeding the engine is a centrally-located ram air duct in the fairing.
  • Spent gasses exit through an Akrapovic 4-2-1 exhaust system ends in an oval-shaped titanium silencer.
  • New Throttle-by-Wire enhance feel further.
  • Three default riding modes with customizable Power, Engine Braking, Wheelie Control through the optimised Honda Selectable Torque Control system.
  • Launch Control is standard.
  • Bosch six-axis IMU.
  • New full-colour TFT screen.
  • New aluminium diamond frame uses the rear part of the engine as the rear monoshock’s upper mount, thereby eliminating the frame crossmember.
  • Vertical rigidity increased by 18%, torsional rigidity by 9% and horizontal rigidity by 11%.
  • The revisions aimed to increase feel.
  • New longer swingarm based on the RC213V-S.
  • Meaty 200/55-ZR17 rear tyre.
  • The base model is fitted with Bridgestone R11 tyres.
  • Showa 43 mm Big Piston Fork (BPF) in front, Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion Light (BFRC-L) monoshock.
  • 330 mm front brake discs, gripped by 4-piston radial-mounted Nissin calipers.
  • Winglets embedded inside “Aerobodies” on both sides of the fairing.
  • Fuel tank lowered by 45 mm for better riding position (the previous CBR1000RR already had the best riding position so far.
  • Redesigned front mudguard to lower drag.

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