Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP For Sale
What Is It?
The Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP is a dedicated premium sports bike which builds on the base Fireblade with better suspension, brakes and weight saving measures. It's powered by a Euro 4 compliant liquid cooled 999 cc inline four engine, producing 189 bhp at 13,000 rpm and maximum torque at 11,000 rpm.
- Aluminium twin spar frame and swingarm
- Dual 320 mm discs up front with Brembo four piston calipers
- 220 mm disc at the rear with Nissin single piston caliper
- Cornering ABS system
- Adjustable 43 mm Ohlins NIX30 fork with 120 mm travel
- Adjustable Ohlins TTX36 shock with 60 mm travel
- Traction control, wheelie control
- Auto dimming TFT dashboard
- 4->2->1 exhaust system with Titanium muffler
- Slipper clutch, adjustable levers
- LED lighting, 6 speed gearbox
Over the £15,225 CBR1000RR you get Ohlins S-EC semi-active suspension, Brembo brakes with new high performance brake pads, a quickshifter, gold wheels, a 12 mm lower single seat, special colour scheme and 1 kg shaved off the weight.
Compared to the outgoing 2014-2016 SP 90% of the main components have been upgraded, power is up by 7 bhp, weight down 4 kg and as a result power:weight is up a tad. The new muffler, engine and smaller Titanium fuel tank account for most of the weight loss, with minor amounts off the frame, swingarm, calipers, wheels, radiator and clutch.
The electronics are impressive with new cornering ABS, traction control with three modes and wheelie control. Track mode gives you full power with Winding and Street offering increasing levels of torque control and engine braking. There are also two user modes where any of the various systems can be set at the level you prefer; the torque control offers 9 levels of adjustment and there are 5 levels of power to choose from.
The new colour TFT dash has three modes to play with in Street, Circuit and Mechanic. Street is the base mode, Circuit adds lap times/counts/best lap and Mechanic adds things like grip angle, coolant temperature and battery voltage. The 10-spoke 17" wheels take a Bridgestone S21 120/70 tyre at the front and 190/50 at the rear.
Colours: Red/white/dark blueDid You Know?
CBR is short for City Bike Racer, RR means Race Replica and SP stands for Sport Production.
2019: Electronics update separating wheelie control from traction control and slightly updated paint scheme.
Review In A Few
- Wind protection
Launch RRP: £19,125
Capacity: 999 cc (high)
Power: 189 bhp / 141 kW (very high)
Red Line: 13,400 rpm (very high)
Top Speed: 185 mph / 298 km/h (very high)
Economy: 45 mpg / 6.3 L/100km (average)
Range: 160 miles / 257 km (high)
Fuel Capacity: 16.0 litres / 3.5 gallons (high)
Seat Height: 820 mm / 32.3 inches (average)
Wet Weight: 195 kg / 430 pounds (average)
Power to Weight: 0.969 bhp/kg / 0.723 kW/kg
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