Honda has launched the 2017 CBR 1000RR Fireblade in India. The sportsbike will be brought into the country through the CBU route. The standard variant has been priced at Rs. 17,60,964, while the higher performance Fireblade SP variant costs Rs. 21,70,597 (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
For the new-generation CBR 1000RR, Honda claims to have made a weight reduction of 16 kg, to bring down the bike's kerb weight to 195 kg. Powering the sportsbike is a 999cc, in-line 4-cylinder engine that produces 189 BHP @ 13,000 rpm and 114 Nm @ 11,000 rpm, in the SP guise. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed gearbox.
The CBR 1000RR Fireblade comes with a TFT-LCD monitor that functions as a digital instrument cluster. This console can show information like speed, distance covered, ride modes, lap numbers, times and splits. The bike is also equipped with LED headlights and tail lights. A slipper clutch, quick shifter and a titanium muffler for the exhaust are offered as standard on the SP variant and as an option on the regular model.
The new CBR 1000RR Fireblade gets safety features like a gyroscopic dual-channel ABS and 9-level torque control. It also comes with ride-by-wire technology, selectable engine braking and electronic steering damper.
The regular CBR 1000RR Fireblade is available in two colours - Victory Red and Matt Ballistic Black Metallic, while the SP variant only gets the Victory Red colour option. Both models will only be retailed through Honda's Wing World dealerships in Mumbai and Delhi.