Honda as a company has manufactured many bikes and superbikes in the past. However, they were not doing much in the superbike sphere, but things are about to change.
So here’s everything I know about the big revamp of the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. The list of changes is spectacular and quite advanced; it includes a new rider aids package, semi-active suspension, and much more power. The company has put its best foot forward this time since it knows that they have to make a big impact to achieve success in the superbike world.
According to sources, this new model is going to be completely different than its previous versions; thanks to its significant changes that are designed to compete with rival superbikes. Sources also suggest that the loss of weight will help make the new bike comparatively lighter, sharper and easier to maneuver.
The 2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade is expected to have at least 180bhp at the back wheel, which is better than its current bike. The bike is expected to lose around 8 kgs, which will, in turn, make it much lighter than the current bike.
Some other modifications include a redesigned airbox, Bosch electronic control systems, a new headstock air intake, and a revised fuel-injection system. These changes will help reduce the internal engine friction, which will, in turn, boost more power and improve the bike’s performance.
Electronics and design
The Bosch electronics package will come with a unit that electronically measures six axes of movement and then works out the best way of keeping the bike well under control. This is called the Inertial Measurement Unit. It also controls the traction, anti-wheelie, ABS, and also the semi-active suspension. The evolutionary design of the Fireblade will make it trendier; we can expect a glimpse in the near future.
The bike will be equipped with the latest version of the Smart EC semi-active suspension. It will help to stabilize the bike when the brakes are applied and will link the front and rear damping. The electronic steering damper, on the other hand, will fetch inputs from both the road surface and the rider.
Let’s hope to get our hands on this beauty real soon!