The Intermot motorcycle show today hosted a special event for Honda and the motorcycling world: the unveiling of the new 2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP and SP2 models.
After trying it out for himself at Valencia’s Circuito Ricardo Tormo last month, Honda WorldSBK Team’s Nicky Hayden – joined by Freddy Foray of the Honda Endurance Racing team – took to the stage to reveal the latest chapter in Honda’s epic 25-year-old Fireblade history.
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 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.