TRAVELING Alvaro Bautista from Ducati to Honda has been well known at the World Superbike Championship (WSBK) since last month. The rider will be riding a Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade (2020) with fellow Japanese driver Takumi Takahashi.
As you know, Honda has not won the WorldSBK title for so long as it looks as though it has lost the title, unlike its reputation in MotoGP and MXGP. Honda has never won it since it did it in the WSBK 2007. That was 12 years ago.
So, it makes sense that next year Honda wants to be serious about the WorldSBK title. This can be seen through the selection of riders and machines such as Bautista and Fireblade. Generally, the use of the CBR is platform-based and the type of traction is unchanged from the existing version of Fireblade with inline 4-cylinder engines.
However, at the launch event (October 23), the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade (2020) will be the most powerful superbike (reportedly 212hp) with electronic features such as the MotoGP’s RC213V engine.
Among the features are inertial projection unit ( IMU), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Rear Wheel Lift Control (RWLC), Electronic Engine Braking Managemen (EEBM), Traction Control and Control Slide.
The fireblade also comes with the addition of the variable valve (VVT) technology, V-TEC. It is also possible that Honda introduced the aerodynamic features of the aero-wing on the right and left sides of the fairing. Anyway, look forward to the appearance of this superbike at the Tokyo Motor Show (TMS) 2019, next October!