Honda has taken the wraps off the new CBR1000RR Fireblade at the 2016 Intermot two-wheeler show. The engineers have increased the power of the litre-class motorcycle by 10 hp, taking the total number up to a massive 186 hp. The engine has been upgraded to meet Euro 4 compliance, without sacrificing on power/ performance. Owing to an advanced combination of materials, the Fireblade is lighter than the previous model by up to 15 kg. This has helped the motorcycle's stability along with a spike in the power-to-weight ratio.
Aiding the weight-reduction on the CBR1000RR are shortened nuts and bolts along with the engine being wrapped in a magnesium cover. The new Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade is offered with a host of new electronic features such as traction control system, engine braking management and five-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU).
Other highlights of the Honda CBR1000RR include Brembo brakes at both the ends (narrower by 24mm), a TFT touchscreen, throttle-by-wire, quick shift assist, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) with slide control, wheelie control and ABS. The company has also made changes to the suspension, which is equipped with Ohlins Electronic Controlled Suspension system. The motorcycle also gets LED head lights and tail light, new radiator design, titanium fuel tank and muffler.
The new CBR1000RR is offered in a choice of three variants – Stock, SP and SP2.Prices of the new motorcycle would be announced soon, however, it has not been confirmed from the Japanese company yet, and is expected to reach India as well.