For 2020 Honda has built its most extreme, track-focused and powerful Fireblade to date. There are two versions of the new Fireblade available, the SP and the standard CBR1000RR-R.
Each comes with multiple levels of adjustment and pre-set suspension modes, all controlled through the dash and the left-hand switch cube.
With the 2020 Honda Fireblade SP the Japanese firm have made their on-track intentions loud and clear. It starts out in the same Pit Lane as the CBR1000RR-R – which means MotoGP technology for the engine, chassis and aerodynamics.
The CBR1000RR-R SP is not built with a road-rider’s needs in mind; the race-track is where it belongs. And while it is fully road legal, with lights, indicators, full-colour TFT display and Honda Smart Key, the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is our ultimate statement of pure super sports aggression.
New Fireblade offers a whopping 215bhp at 14,500rpm; more than 10bhp and 1000rpm higher than any 1000cc inline-four rival. Even Ducati’s 1103cc Panigale V4 can muster ‘only’ 211bhp (214PS). Only the super-expensive, homologation-special Panigale V4R can claim numbers that beat the mass-made Blade.
The CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP was developed with the concept, “TOTAL CONTROL for the Track”, pursuing high performance on the track and in races. Its engine was designed with technologies from the RC213V MotoGP machine which continues to win world titles, resulting in the most powerful engine for a CBR yet. The frame has enhanced stability under acceleration and braking, and with the help of advanced electronic control system supporting sport riding, its potential has been further enhanced.
It’s renowned handling prowess, balance and stability are still unique, but the 2020 CBR1000RR-R offers unprecedented levels of track-focused performance. In terms of engine configuration, the in-line 4 layout, with its short front-to-back dimensions, ensure an ultra-high-end performance engine while allowing for very compact overall packaging.
– Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16v inline four
– Displacement: 999cc
– Max power: 215hp
– Max torque: 83 ft-lb
– Top speed: 300kmph
– Front suspension: Öhlins NPX S-EC 43mm forks, fully adjustable
– Rear suspension: Öhlins TTX36 S-EC shock, fully adjustable
– RC213V based engine
– Unmatched power
– Dynamic electronics suite
Courtesy: Honda Motor