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Old 5th October 2016, 08:14   #1
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Default 2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade revealed at Intermot

A very long due update on its way!

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‘The development of the 2017 Fireblade has remained true to the ground-breaking spirit of the original 1992 machine, with a relentless focus on power to weight ratio,’ a Honda press release describes.

‘A 15kg weight reduction and 8kW top end power boost combine to give a 14% improvement in power to weight, making the 2017 Fireblade the sharpest in its 25-year history. A new electronics package includes semi-active Öhlins Electronic Control suspension, Honda Selectable Torque Control, Selectable Engine Brake and Power settings, Quickshifter and Downshift Assist.’
Please find the video where Nicky Hayden rides the new 'Blade.


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That is a significant update, especially shedding about 30 lbs of fat! The overall design gives off a nice RC213V-S vibe. I can't wait to see how it fares against the competition.
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That is a significant update, especially shedding about 30 lbs of fat! The overall design gives off a nice RC213V-S vibe. I can't wait to see how it fares against the competition.
Totally! The current iteration is so out of the race that it's been overshadowed by sub-litre bikes like the 959 Panigale.

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Default Re: 2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade revealed at Intermot

This is just the SP model - The regular blade will be unveiled in November apparently. The spy shots which have been doing the rounds are of the non-SP/ regular model. I'm not digging this multicolor paint scheme - solid shades might make it look better.

Power figures haven't been revealed but its interesting that Honda might choose not to attempt the 200bhp output which every other litre class superbike seems to be doing nowadays. Looking forward to the superbike wars!
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Default Re: 2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade revealed at Intermot

The Fireblade was my favourite SBK until it was replaced by the ZX-10R -> BMW HP4.

Compared to other litre class bikes like ZX-10R, Yamaha R1, S1000RR and RSV4 the outgoing version of the Fireblade looked very plain jane both in looks and performance. I hope this update gives the Fireblade enough oomph to fight it out with the Europeans and also its Japanese siblings.

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This is just the SP model - The regular blade will be unveiled in November apparently. The spy shots which have been doing the rounds are of the non-SP/ regular model. I'm not digging this multicolor paint scheme - solid shades might make it look better.

Power figures haven't been revealed but its interesting that Honda might choose not to attempt the 200bhp output which every other litre class superbike seems to be doing nowadays. Looking forward to the superbike wars!
Power figures have been revealed. Its a 189.13hp(191.76ps) while weighing in at 195 kg.

The Fireblade didn't get an all new 200ps engine and frame because Honda has stated they want it to be a more road-oriented SBK while they have another product in the pipeline pipped to take over the track side of things. From what I have gathered, the V4 $30k RVF is scheduled for a 2018 release. It aims to bridge the performance gap between the kitted up RC213V-S and this Fireblade in terms of performance.

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Default Re: 2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade revealed at Intermot

So looking foward to a 2017 model shootout - new Blade vs new Gixxer vs ZX10RR vs R1 vs the Europeans. specially now when all of them would be strangulated with the Euro 4 norms.

Pity that Honda's superbike service is based out of only Delhi and Mumbai IIRC. Not that the other Japs are some great deal ahead.
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