Bringing the excitement closer to passionate bikers, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) announced commencement of bookings for the all new 25thanniversary Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade & CBR 1000RR Fireblede SP in India, the flagship super sport motorcycles from global Honda line-up. The 2017 Fireblade will be introduced as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) in India. For booking enquiries, customers can contact or visit Honda’s exclusive Wing World outlets located in Mumbai & Delhi.
Commenting on the development, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Since 2009, when the Fireblade was first introduced in India, it has redefined the benchmarks for refinement, reliability & performance. With an unmatched thrilling experience for the rider on board, the all-new Fireblade will leave the riding enthusiast spellbound. The new and extremely advanced Fireblade, will be the most powerful, faster and lighter CBR1000RR from Honda’s stable and we are very excited to add another chapter to the success story with its introduction in India.”
First unveiled at the EICMA 2016 in Milan, Italy, the 2017 CBR1000RR Fireblade SP marks 25 years since the celebrated machine re-wrote the rules of the Super Sport segment. At the heart of the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade is a 999cc in-line four cylinder engine, producing 189bhp at 13,000rom and 114Nm at 11,000rpm output mated to six-speed transmission.
Its relentless focus on handling and agility under the mantra of ‘Total Control’ continues, with 90% of main components revised for a 16kg weight reduction to a class-leading 195kg. Coupled with an 8kW top end power boost, it improves the new Fireblade’s power to weight ratio by 14%, to a level hitherto unseen in its history. For 2017, the Fireblade now moves into ‘Next Stage Total Control’, with a comprehensive electronic control package featuring a new gyroscopic ABS system, Throttle by Wire (TBW), 9 Level Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), Selectable Engine Brake (SEB), Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) and Power Selector. All these parameters can be precisely adjusted with the Riding Mode Select System (RMSS), Fireblade uses a full-color TFT liquid crystal dash to clearly communicate information to the rider, inspired by the RC213V-S street legal version of Honda’s MotoGP machine.
CBR 1000RR Fireblade SP is the first Honda motorcycle to be equipped with semi-active Öhlins Electronic Control (S-EC) suspension front and rear: a 43mm NIX30 fork and TTX36 shock, Quickshifter (Downshift Assist) and Lithium-Ion battery.
The 25th anniversary CBR 1000RR Fireblade starts at Rs 17.61 lacs (ex-showroom New Delhi) and will be available in 2 variants i.e. CBR 1000RR Fireblade & CBR 1000RR Fireblade SP.