It’s the buzz of the motorcycle world, Honda has the plan to release a new CBR1000RR Fireblade for 2017. According to reports, Honda is planning to showcase the next generation Fireblade at the upcoming international event in Cologne, Germany.
The company has recently released a teaser video, which closely revealed how the new Fireblade will look and the mechanical changes that will underpin its assault on the hotly contested superbike market.
The teaser video, named Total Control, has been shot from the helmet camera of the bike rider while riding his bike on a race track. The video shows a date, in the end, October 4, which makes everyone believe that the new bike will be unveiled on October 4.
The only word that Honda said in the said teaser video were ‘Sharper than ever’, which means that Honda has something new coming next year. Motor enthusiasts believed that this could be the updated model of the company’s Fireblade, the Honda CBR1000RR.
The existing version of the Honda Fireblade draws its power from a 999cc, four-stroke, inline four-cylinder engine that comes paired with a six-speed gearbox. That four-cylinder engine has a maximum power of 176 horsepower and a peak torque output of 112 Nm.
The engine in the upcoming 2017 Fireblade model is expected to be fine tuned for better performance and improved power. Some analysts believed that Honda is already working hard on the new engine of the Honda CBR1000RR to meet Euro 4 emissions standards. The new Fireblade is also expected to receive additional power boost to match up the performance of its rivals in the road market.
In addition to the additional power, the updated Fireblade model will also get advanced electronic features to meet the new safety standards that being set by other supersoft models like the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R and the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1.
Reports said that the new 2017 Fireblade will use the Bosch 9ME Plus system, which delivers combined anti-lock braking with traction control, anti-wheelie, and Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC). There’s also some bold claims about a new frame and suspension that dramatically reduces weight and increases rigidity.
The new Fireblade is expected to be officially revealed on October 4 at the upcoming Intermot event in Cologne, Germany.
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