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Honda Officially Launches the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, Born to Race

After waiting for a long time, Honda finally launched its newest CBR1000RR-R Fireblade superbike. This superbike machine is similar to MotoGP. Honda officially launches the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, born to race.

If you observe the name of this motorbike, there is an additional R again behind the double R in front of it. No kidding, the letter R has three. What does it mean ? This may be a differentiator from the previous generation. So don’t be surprised if this bike has the tagline ‘Born to Race’.

The appearance of this motorbike has also changed compared to the previous generation. Body lines and the face look sharper pointed.

At the front there are two narrow headlights on the left and right which flank the ram air intake which is quite large.

On the left and right side of the fairing there was clearly a hole and three fins inside. This is a winglet device for hidden down force.

What makes WOW is the engine. Although it still uses a 16 valve DOHC inline 4-cylinder 4-cylinder inline fluid cooled engine like the previous generation, the engine has strong performance. Even Honda claims this is the strongest 4-cylinder inline engine Honda has ever made.

Maximum power from a 999.9 cc engine reaches 160 kW or around 215 hp! It was obtained at 14,500 rpm. While 113 Nm of torque at 12,500 rpm.

Obviously, the power produced by this engine is greater than the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR which is only around 210 hp.

Drastic changes made by Honda on the engine are also clearly visible from the bore x stroke that is now used, which is 81 mm x 48.5 mm.

This 81 mm bore is exactly what Honda RC213V used in MotoGP, and is the maximum size allowed in the prototype race. That figure is also applied by Ducati to Panigale V4.

The latest Honda CBR1000RR-R is available in 2 versions, standard and SP. The difference is that the SP version uses Ohlins NPX S-EC and TTX-36 S-EC suspensions, as well as Brembo Stylema front brakes.

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