New Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP

The right balance

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Three factors are key to the essence of the Fireblade SP; less weight, more power and electronics to help the rider wherever and however they’re riding.

The 25th anniversary of the Fireblade saw the introduction of the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP. Honda’s engineers have remained true to the first principles of the original project – power to weight – with the focus on cornering, acceleration and braking. Thus the Fireblade SP is significantly lighter than the outgoing model, makes more power and is fully loaded with a cutting edge electronics package that underpins the project’s development concept of Next Stage Total Control.

For 2019 the Fireblade SP receives updates to the visual appearance. Less conspicuous are some significant updates to the electronics package, led by rider feedback and intensive work from Honda’s R&D engineers, as well as the HRC MotoGP team.

Honda’s engineers exhaustively re-examined the Fireblade’s 999cc inline four-cylinder engine to make it as light and powerful as possible. The result of the work is an extra 11bhp, the loss of 2kg and raised rev ceiling of 13,000rpm.

Peak power is 189bhp @ 13,000rpm, with peak torque of 116Nm delivered @ 11,000 10,500rpm. Bore and stroke remain 76 x 55.1mm but compression ratio is up from 12.3:1 to 13:1. This is an engine in a very high state of tune and the crankshaft, valve train and transmission all use higher specification materials than the previous design.

Power up is just one part of the Fireblade SP ’s story – reduced weight is another. So every part of the engine was scrutinised to see if it could be made lighter. All the engine covers are redesigned (clutch cover is aluminium; the ignition cover magnesium) and the length of the bolts, water hose and water hose bands have been reduced.

With a revised, rounded shape the radiator is 30mm narrower in overall width and 100g lighter (including a 30cc reduction in water capacity). Using a new high-density core it achieves identical heat dissipation and contributes to the slimmer frontal area of the fairing cowls.

The assist slipper clutch is completely revised with a single die-cast pressure plate and clutch centre, and offers reduced load at the lever. For downshifts the slipper functionality remains the same as before but aluminium cam parts (instead of steel) save weight. The gap between the accelerating and decelerating cams has also been optimised, again improving lever feel when changing gear. All of the transmission gears have been pared down to save weight.

The titanium irregular cross-section muffler is 2.8kg lighter and minimises the centre of gravity change; it also creates an unmistakable sound tone from the exhaust on an open throttle. The exhaust supplier to the Repsol Honda MotoGP team was asked to develop the prototype and produced an exquisite design with the 4-2-1 double-skinned downpipes incorporating the exhaust valve within the first main pipe.

Circuit riding can see the throttle going from fully open to fully closed very quickly. To speed up deceleration when the throttle is closed, the operation speed of the TBW motor has been increased. The time required for engine rpm to drop when a fully-open throttle is closed has now been reduced by 45%. The result is faster, smoother deceleration and increased rider confidence on corner entry.

Reflecting input from the HRC MotoGP programme, the amount of torque delivered when further opening a semi-open throttle (such as at corner exit) has been increased, particularly in Power Mode 1. The result is a performance level tailored for circuit running on high-grip tyres – with faster, lap time-reducing corner exit acceleration.

Minimal and dynamic are two words used to best describe the Fireblade SP ’s new styling. The design team wanted to create tightly compact proportions and the upper and middle fairing surfaces have been reduced in size as far as possible. Forward tilting character lines inject an aggressive attitude, with a focus on mechanical functionality, detail and quality of finish.

24mm in width has been squeezed from the upper fairing. Airflow control from the flow surfaces of the fairing, to the surface angle of the headlights and the contouring of their side slits supports stability at speed. In a racing crouch the rider is tucked well out of the airstream. In normal riding situations air pressure is evenly distributed on the rider’s shoulders, back and sides.

18mm has been saved across the middle fairing and its ‘knuckles’ double as RAD intake structures that pass discharged air around the outside, and underneath, the rider’s legs. The knee grip area is 15mm per side slimmer, with the interface between tank cover and the single seat unit athletically accentuated.

All lighting is crisp LED, with the twin front headlights offering high/low beam on both sides. Crowned with a sharply angled new logo, the Fireblade SP will be available in a Tricolour paint option that uses red as its base (rather than white) and pays homage to Honda’s racing tradition and history. Wing-motif patterns underpin the machine’s exclusivity.

For circuit riding, where throttle openings are wider and lean angles deeper than public road riding, changes have been made to allow improved vehicle behaviour during HSTC operation. By including into its calculation logic a consideration for the rear tyre profile, the intervention of HSTC as the machine leans has become more uniform and precise. The result is smoother vehicle behaviour during HSTC operation on corner exit, and increased confidence for the rider.

Many riders at a circuit wish to run a high level of Wheelie Control with minimum amount of HSTC input in order to manage wheelspin and slides, without fear of the front wheel rising too far with resultant loss of speed. Whereas on 17YM, low HSTC setting brought with it low Wheelie Control, these functions are now separated to allow set-up combinations such as low HSTC setting with higher Wheelie Control.

Furthermore, the new Wheelie Control system logic means that, however strongly the front wheel lifts, its ‘landing’ is smoothly controlled, and the rider is able to fully concentrate on acceleration performance for the best possible lap time.

Accordingly the TFT display now has a ‘W’ for ‘Wheelie Control’ (with 3 levels available) alongside the Power, Engine Braking and HSTC settings.

As a machine now a full 15kg lighter – with a wet weight of 195kg – and with 8kW power boost, the Fireblade’s physical handling has also been transformed. Rake and trail remain 23.3°/96mm but the hollow die-cast twin-spar aluminium frame’s rigidity balance has been significantly adjusted to give even sweeter handling with outstanding steering response, feel and stability.

The Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) unobtrusively maintains stability. To complement the frame changes the aluminium Unit Pro-Link swingarm’s hybrid structure has had the thickness of each section adjusted, saving approx. 100g while maintaining transverse rigidity and increasing torsional rigidity.

The die-cast aluminium subframe too has been redesigned and its thinner construction is at the same time highly rigid – contributing to the concentration of mass and thus neutral handling feel with improved agility. Wheelbase is 1404mm; seat height is 820mm.

Positioned high the weight of the fuel tank (and fuel) plays a significant part in a motorcycle’s handling. In another first for mass production Honda has developed a compact 16L titanium fuel tank for the Fireblade SP. Manufactured by an ultra-deep drawing process, it’s 1.3kg lighter than an equivalent steel design and contributes to the concentration of mass and reduction in the moment of inertia.

Brembo four-piston monobloc radial mount brake calipers use newly developed high-mu (coefficient of friction) brake pads – these have a greater performance parameter at higher temperatures than standard pads, and suit aggressive ridng. The aluminium wheels are a new five Y-shape design, saving approx. 100g. Tyre sizes are 120/70 R17 front and 190/50 R17 rear.

A 1kg Lithium-Ion battery saves weight (a lead-acid unit of similar output would weigh 2kg) and provides reliable and consistent electrical charge.


Colour Options


Grand Prix Red

Grand Prix Red



Representative example

CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP ABS 19YM - Terms & Conditions
TypePCP
36 Payments of£149.00
APR0.0%
OTR£19,999.00
Deposit£3,417.98
HUK Contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£15,581.02
Final Payment£10,216.93
Final Payment inc Option Fee£0.00
Total Amount Payable£19,999.00
Option to Purchase Fee£0.00
Annual Contracted Mileage4,000
Excess Mileage Charge£0.09
Interest Rate pa0.00%

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CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP 17YM - Terms & Conditions
TypePCP
36 Payments of£139.00
APR0.0%
OTR£19,770.00
Deposit£3,635.21
HUK Contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£15,134.79
Final Payment£10,130.95
Final Payment inc Option Fee£0.00
Total Amount Payable£19,770.00
Option to Purchase Fee£0.00
Annual Contracted Mileage4,000
Excess Mileage Charge£0.09
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP ABS 18YM - Terms & Conditions
TypePCP
36 Payments of£139.00
APR0.0%
OTR£19,770.00
Deposit£3,635.21
HUK Contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£15,134.79
Final Payment£10,130.95
Final Payment inc Option Fee£0.00
Total Amount Payable£19,770.00
Option to Purchase Fee£0.00
Annual Contracted Mileage4,000
Excess Mileage Charge£0.09
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP2 - Terms & Conditions
TypePCP
36 Payments of£169.00
APR0.0%
OTR£22,549.00
Deposit£3,827.16
HUK Contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£17,721.84
Final Payment£11,637.93
Final Payment inc Option Fee£0.00
Total Amount Payable£22,549.00
Option to Purchase Fee£0.00
Annual Contracted Mileage4,000
Excess Mileage Charge£0.10
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP ABS 19YM - Terms & Conditions
TypePCP
36 Payments of£149.00
APR0.0%
OTR£19,999.00
Deposit£2,417.98
HUK Contribution£1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£15,581.02
Final Payment£10,216.93
Final Payment inc Option Fee£0.00
Total Amount Payable£19,999.00
Option to Purchase Fee£0.00
Annual Contracted Mileage4,000
Excess Mileage Charge£0.09
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP ABS 18YM - Terms & Conditions
TypePCP
36 Payments of£139.00
APR0.0%
OTR£19,770.00
Deposit£2,635.21
HUK Contribution£1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£15,134.79
Final Payment£10,130.95
Final Payment inc Option Fee£0.00
Total Amount Payable£19,770.00
Option to Purchase Fee£0.00
Annual Contracted Mileage4,000
Excess Mileage Charge£0.09
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP2 - Terms & Conditions
TypePCP
36 Payments of£169.00
APR0.0%
OTR£22,549.00
Deposit£2,827.16
HUK Contribution£1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£17,721.84
Final Payment£11,637.93
Final Payment inc Option Fee£0.00
Total Amount Payable£22,549.00
Option to Purchase Fee£0.00
Annual Contracted Mileage4,000
Excess Mileage Charge£0.10
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP ABS 19YM - Terms & Conditions
TypeVPL
36 Payments of£445.00
APR0.0%
OTR£19,999.00
Deposit£1,979.07
HUK Contribution£1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£16,019.93
Final Payment-
Final Payment inc Option Fee-
Total Amount Payable£19,999.00
Option to Purchase Fee-
Annual Contracted Mileage-
Excess Mileage Charge-
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP ABS 18YM - Terms & Conditions
TypeVPL
36 Payments of£435.00
APR0.0%
OTR£19,770.00
Deposit£2,110.14
HUK Contribution£1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£15,659.86
Final Payment-
Final Payment inc Option Fee-
Total Amount Payable£19,770.00
Option to Purchase Fee-
Annual Contracted Mileage-
Excess Mileage Charge-
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP2 - Terms & Conditions
TypeVPL
36 Payments of£495.00
APR0.0%
OTR£22,549.00
Deposit£2,729.16
HUK Contribution£1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£17,819.84
Final Payment-
Final Payment inc Option Fee-
Total Amount Payable£22,549.00
Option to Purchase Fee-
Annual Contracted Mileage-
Excess Mileage Charge-
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP ABS 19YM - Terms & Conditions
TypeHP
36 Payments of£445.00
APR0.0%
OTR£19,999.00
Deposit£1,979.07
HUK Contribution£1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£16,019.93
Final Payment-
Final Payment inc Option Fee-
Total Amount Payable£19,999.00
Option to Purchase Fee£0.00
Annual Contracted Mileage-
Excess Mileage Charge-
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP ABS 18YM - Terms & Conditions
TypeHP
36 Payments of£435.00
APR0.0%
OTR£19,770.00
Deposit£2,110.14
HUK Contribution£1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£15,659.86
Final Payment-
Final Payment inc Option Fee-
Total Amount Payable£19,770.00
Option to Purchase Fee£0.00
Annual Contracted Mileage-
Excess Mileage Charge-
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP2 - Terms & Conditions
TypeHP
36 Payments of£495.00
APR0.0%
OTR£22,549.00
Deposit£2,729.16
HUK Contribution£1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£17,819.84
Final Payment-
Final Payment inc Option Fee-
Total Amount Payable£22,549.00
Option to Purchase Fee£0.00
Annual Contracted Mileage-
Excess Mileage Charge-
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP 17YM - Terms & Conditions
TypeVPL
36 Payments of£435.00
APR0.0%
OTR£19,770.00
Deposit£3,110.14
Honda Deposit contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£15,659.86
Total Amount Payable£19,770.00
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP ABS 18YM - Terms & Conditions
TypeVPL
36 Payments of£435.00
APR0.0%
OTR£19,770.00
Deposit£3,110.14
Honda Deposit contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£15,659.86
Total Amount Payable£19,770.00
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP ABS 19YM - Terms & Conditions
TypeVPL
36 Payments of£445.00
APR0.0%
OTR£19,999.00
Deposit£2,979.07
Honda Deposit contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£16,019.93
Total Amount Payable£19,999.00
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP2 - Terms & Conditions
TypeVPL
36 Payments of£495.00
APR0.0%
OTR£22,549.00
Deposit£3,729.16
Honda Deposit contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£17,819.84
Total Amount Payable£22,549.00
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP 17YM - Terms & Conditions
TypeHP
36 Payments of£435.00
APR0.0%
OTR£19,770.00
Deposit£3,110.14
Honda Deposit contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£15,659.86
Total Amount Payable£19,770.00
Option to Purchase Fee£0.00
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP ABS 18YM - Terms & Conditions
TypeHP
36 Payments of£435.00
APR0.0%
OTR£19,770.00
Deposit£3,110.14
Honda Deposit contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£15,659.86
Total Amount Payable£19,770.00
Option to Purchase Fee£0.00
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP ABS 19YM - Terms & Conditions
TypeHP
36 Payments of£445.00
APR0.0%
OTR£19,999.00
Deposit£2,979.07
Honda Deposit contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£16,019.93
Total Amount Payable£19,999.00
Option to Purchase Fee£0.00
Interest Rate pa0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP2 - Terms & Conditions
TypeHP
36 Payments of£495.00
APR0.0%
OTR£22,549.00
Deposit£2,729.16
Honda Deposit contribution£1,000.00
Amount of Credit£17,819.84
Total Amount Payable£22,549.00
Option to Purchase Fee£0.00
Interest Rate pa0.00%


Specifications

Bore × Stroke (mm)76 x 55
CarburationPGM-DSFI
Compression Ratio13:01
C02 Emissions132 g/km
Engine Displacement (cc)999cc
Engine Type (cm³)Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC Inline-4
Max. Power Output141kW/13,000rpm
Max. Torque116Nm/11,000rpm
StarterElectric
ClutchWet, multiplate clutch
Final DriveChain
Gearbox6-speed with quickshifter
Battery Capacity (VAh)12V-4.5AH(Li-ion)
Caster Angle23.3°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm)2,065mm x 715mm x 1125mm
Frame typeDiamond; aluminium composite twin spar
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)16L
Ground Clearance (mm)129mm
Kerb Weight (kg)195kg
Seat Height (mm)820mm
Trail (mm)96mm
Wheelbase (mm)1404mm
Suspension FrontTelescopic inverted fork with an inner tube diameter of 43mm, and a NIX30 Smart-EC (OHLINS) Front Fork with preload, compression and rebound adjustments, 120mm stroke
Suspension Rear Unit Pro-Link with gas-charged TTX36 Smart-EC (Öhlins) damper featuring preload and compression and rebound damping adjustment, 60mm stroke
Tyres Front120/70ZR17 58W
Tyre Size Rear190/50ZR17 73W
Wheels Front17 inch
Wheels Rear17 inch
HeadlightsLED
InstrumentsFull colour TFT LCD display
Tail LightLED

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