2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and Fireblade SP bookings open!

Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade
Revealed at the 2019 EICMA Show in Milan, the 2020 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and Fireblade-SP under Honda’s super sports line-up are the most powerful Honda Fireblade to be ever introduced.

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. has announced bookings open for it’s the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and Fireblade SP in the super sports category. The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and Fireblade SP will be introduced via the Completely Built-up (CBU) route in India.

With an unwavering focus on circuit riding, unprecedented levels of performance and control, the 2020 Fireblade is created with extensive involvement of Honda Racing Corporation (HRC). Leaning heavily on the engine and chassis technology of the RC213V-S ‘street-legal MotoGP machine’, with aerodynamics drawn from the RC213V MotoGP machine, both versions of the new Fireblade have been designed from ground up – in terms of engine, handling and aerodynamics – for outright track performance.

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The Fireblade SP additionally gets second-generation Öhlins Smart Electronic Control (S-EC) suspension and user interface, New Brembo Stylema brake calipers- 330mm discs with 2-level ABS and a quick shifter

Announcing the bookings open for 2020 Fireblade, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Taking forward the legacy, new Fireblade is drawn strongly on Honda’s RC213V MotoGP machine. ‘Born to Race’ the motorcycle offers more power and an unprecedented level of track-focused performance. The riders will have a whole new level of experience with these extreme performance bikes. The bookings have opened today at Honda BigWing dealerships across India. The deliveries will start from end of August 2020.”

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. The improved Throttle-By-Wire (TBW) delivers a faster response enhancing the riding experience on new Fireblade

At the heart of the 2020 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade is a 1,000cc in-line four-cylinder engine, generating peak power of 214bhp@14,500rpm, with peak torque of 113Nm@12,500rpm. The improved Throttle-By-Wire (TBW) delivers a faster response enhancing the riding experience on new Fireblade. It also comes with three default riding modes to change [Power (P), Engine Brake (EB) and Wheelie Control (W)]. Delivering maximum confidence to the rider is Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) that can be adjusted through 9 levels.

It also adds Slip Rate Control to moderate rapid wheel spin. The electronics package also now includes Start Mode (Adjustable). The CBR1000RR-R is equipped with Showa’s new 3-level Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) which is controlled by input from wheel speed sensors and IMU. Inspired by the RC213V-S street legal version of Honda’s MotoGP machine, new Fireblade comes equipped with a larger and higher resolution full-colour 5-inch high-resolution TFT instrument screen. It gives the rider an option to choose from a menu of screen setting options to display the information in preferred format.

Honda The CBR1000RR-R is equipped with Showa’s new 3-level Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) which is controlled by input from wheel speed sensors and IMUThe CBR1000RR-R Fireblade’s muffler was developed jointly with Akrapovič. It’s made out of titanium for light weight, and the design also contributes to the bike’s mass centralization. A special valve in the exhaust helps boost torque at lower revs and increase horsepower at higher rpm. The ignition now operates without having to insert a key, as does handlebar lock. This is both convenient in day to day use and has allowed use of a competition-style top yoke while freeing up optimum space for the ram air system.

While the 2020 CBR1000 RR-R Fireblade is available in Grand Prix Red
and Matte Pearl Morion Black color options, the CBR1000 RR-R Fireblade SP is available only in Grand Prix Red