Honda’s iconic Fireblade is back


Published on October 10th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Honda’s iconic Fireblade is back


Next year, 2017, will be the Honda Fireblade’s 25th anniversary, the Japanese manufacturer will be showcasing two versions of the bike: the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP and the Fireblade SP2 – a road legal homologation special.


Honda’s engineers have stayed true to the principles that made the original Fireblade the class-leading bike it was, however so advanced is the tech used on the new Blade, that they’ve dubbed it ‘the next stage of Total Control’.


A 15kg weight reduction and 11bhp power boost over the previous model combines to give the new 189bhp Fireblade SP a 14 per cent improved power to weight ratio. Meanwhile technology derived from the manufacturer’s RC213V-S MotoGP bike aims to further enhance the riding experience.

2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP

Among the extensive electronics on the SP model is Semi-active Öhlins Electronic Control suspension, Honda Selectable Torque Control, Selectable Engine Brake, new ABS, Quickshifter, Downshift Assist, Riding Mode Select System and a Power Selector.


The Fireblade SP2 will feature Marchesini wheels, a revised cylinder head and will come with the option of a racing kit. This Fireblade uses the same electronics as its track-going sibling, however the exclusive SP2 settings will be featured.


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