When the the highly-anticipated 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade didn’t debut in Tokyo Motorshow but instead was seen testing at Suzuka Circuit we expected Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) to debut it at either EiCMA (Italy) or Intermot (Germany). Finally the wait is over HRC announce that the 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP will be revealed today at EiCMA! So stay tune to us! We will report LIVE from EICMA!
2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP are homologated for WSBK 2020 so at least 500 units will be produce. 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP engine will produce 215hp with 113Nm with “Aerobody” develop by HRC as seen on the “spyshot” picture and videos that we posted a few weeks back.
2020 HONDA CBR1000RR-R Fireblade & CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP
There will be two models — the base CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and the higher specs CBR1000RR-R SP Fireblade. The new engine co-developed with HRC, Honda’s racing arm.
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2020 HONDA CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP QUICK FACTS:
• 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 customisable 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 are 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.
Highlights of the SP model:
• All the same as the based model except for the suspension, brakes and colour scheme.
• Second generation semi-active Öhlins Electronic Control (S-EC) suspension.
• 43 mm Öhlins NPX forks.
• Öhlins TTX36 Smart-EC monoshock.
• Öhlins Objective Based Tuning Interface (OBTI) adjustment.
• Brembo Stylema 4-piston radial-mounted calipers up front.
• Rear Brembo brake calliper is the same as the one on the RC213V-S.
Both the RR-R & SP will have the “Aerobodys” but the SP will have HRC colour schemes .
• Winglets embedded inside “Aerobody” on both sides of the fairing.
• Fuel tank lowered by 45 mm for better riding position.
• Redesigned front mudguard to lower drag.
We will update on the expected price and expected production dates.