Priced at Rs. 17.61 lakhs, the 2017 Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade has been made available in selected cities in India.
Honda has been standing like a king in the litre-class segment of motorcycles with its CBR Fireblade offering. Now that the bike has been evolved in a completely new avatar for 2017, it has been dropped down in India as well. Along with the cosmetic tweaks, the new version has been updated till its roots. Starting from the engine to electronics, every bit has been refreshed to match the new generation rivals. Among the bikes which made it to India are the CBR 1000RR Fireblade and CBR 1000RR Fireblade SP and the prices start from Rs. 17.61 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The 2017 Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade, with the features already been offered, now comes with a host of new changes on electronics front and for the engine. Talking about the technological bits, the motorcycle is now loaded with 5-axis inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for ABS management, 9-level Honda Selectable Torque Control traction control system, Throttle by wire and a few others. Three riding modes, Three engine braking control levels and five power delivery options come added on the list.
With the hike of 11 PS, the power delivery now measures 191 PS and torque is 115 Nm. For a more intimidating power, the weight has been reduced by 15 kg which is considerable and resultantly the bike is now lightening fast.
Honda also has introduced the SP version of the CBR 1000RR Fireblade which was unveiled at the 2016 INTERMOT motorcycle show, Germany. This, as well, has been updated with excellent electronic wizardry and weight shedding continues on this one too. It weighs 195 kgs with the same power as the non-SP version. The chassis and swingarm have been altered with respect to geometry, intently for the performance boost. It comes with the Lithium-Ion battery which contributes to weight reduction since it is lighter as compared to normally assisted batteries. Braking duties are handled by Brembo callipers which accentuate the opulence of the bike in combination with ABS being offered a standard.