Text: AutoIndustriya.com / Photos: Honda | posted October 07, 2016 08:14
Better power-to-weight ratio, new features arrive in Fireblade SP2
Honda Motor Company recently revealed the upgraded CBR1000RR Fireblade SP and new CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2, marking the 25th anniversary of the machine that redefined the Super Sport category. The company also unveiled the revamped version of the CB1100 EX, and the new CB1100 RS at the International Motor (Intermot) Show in Cologne, Germany.
The 2017 Fireblade SP mainly focused on its power-to-weight ratio. According to Honda, it is now lighter by 15kg and has nearly 11 PS top end power boost which provides 14% improvement in power, marking a new record in the Fireblade's history.
Along with the 2017 Fireblade SP2, the Fireblades are equipped with Next Stage Total Control that includes a comprehensive electronic control package, developed based on the RC213V-S street legal version of Honda's MotoGP machine.
Other amenities include multiple power modes, engine braking settings and Honda Selectable Torque Control, plus Quickshifter, Downshift Assist, new ABS, and Öhlins Electronic Control Suspension.
The SP2 is also equipped with lightweight Marchesini wheels and redesigned valves, combustion chamber and pistons. Also, a kit will be available to make it ready for circuit use for both racing and leisure.
Meanwhile, the upgraded CB1100 EX and new CB1100 RS feature a reshaped fuel tank, reworked side covers, seats, rear fender and footpegs, authentic CB character, new LED lights adding a modern touch to the retro design, and a shorter exhaust muffler.
Whereas the CB1100 EX has even more classic appeal from its 40-spoke 18” zinc-coated stainless steel wheels, the new CB1100 RS has a more sporty look with its new cast 17” aluminum wheels fitted with wide, sporty tires and a more upright caster angle and lower handlebars.
The Japanese manufacturer said that the Honda Moto 2017 website is now open for viewing. Here, they will be releasing video images of the Total Control system in the CBR1000RR series and the CB1100 series, aiming to be “Always the One: Honda CB”. Honda will also be releasing video images for the CRF450R.