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Honda CBR1000RR-R 30th Anniversary honours Fireblade origins amid 2022 updates

The Honda CBR1000RR-R pays homage to its CBR900R Fireblade founding father with a distinctive 30th Anniversary limited editition throwback

Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP 30th Anniversary


Honda has revealed a series of updates to its flagship Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade for 202 range, including the addition of a 30th Anniversary limited edition that pays homage to its origins with a retro-themed livery.

Two years after the seventh generation CBR1000RR-R stole the show in Milan as the latest sportsbike in Big Red’s long line of Fireblades that started back in 1992 with the original CBR900RR.

Three decades later and the Fireblade has come a long way but remains one of the benchmarks in class for its blend of performance, quality engineering and useability. 

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As a tribute in honour of the seminal machine’s birthday , the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP 30th Anniversary harks back with a distinctive recreation of the white, blue and red livery penned by the original designer Mr Hiroaki Tsukui.

In addition, there is a ‘Ring of Fire’ screen animation on the dashboard display, a blue seat and while the fuel tank cover, Smart key fob and Akrapovic muffler features a special 30th Anniversary logo and badging. 

The 30th Anniversary Fireblade comes amid a raft of updates for the 2022 MY, with refinements focused on improving corner stability, brisker pick up and tweaks to the electronics package.

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Sharpening the CBR1000RR-R’s dynamics and drawing inspiration from its racing background, revised intake ports, airbox funnels and exhaust mid-section are geared towards improving a better response in the mid-range, while handling is sharpened by an ‘optimised’ Honda Selectable Torque Control.

Elsewhere, the CBR1000RR-R features the same 998cc inline four-cylinder inline mated to a diamond-style frame, with more dynamic-centred changes in line with feedback from HRC’s racers, who have complained the Fireblade - while quick - lacks stability under hard cornering

The changes apply to both the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and the top of the range CBR1000RR-R SP

2022 MY HONDA CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE | Engine, Performance, Specs

ENGINE

Type

Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC Inline-4

Engine Displacement (cm³)

1000cc

No. of Valves per Cylinder

4

Bore ´ Stroke (mm)

81mm x 48.5mm

Compression Ratio

13.4:1

Max. Power Output

160kW @ 14,500rpm

Max. Torque

112Nm @ 12,500rpm

Noise Level

Lurban - 74dB, Lwot - 77dB

Oil Capacity

4.0L

FUEL SYSTEM

Carburation

PGM-FI

Fuel Tank Capacity

16.1L

C02 Emissions WMTC

153 g/km

Fuel Consumption

15.2km/L (6.6L/100km)

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Starter

Electric

Battery Capacity

12-2Ah HY85S (Li-ion)

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Type

Wet, multiplate hydraulic clutch

Transmission Type

Manual 6-speed

Final Drive

Chain

FRAME

Type

Aluminium Twin Tube composite twin spar

CHASSIS

Dimensions (L x W x H)

2100 x 745 x 1140mm

Wheelbase

1460mm

Caster Angle

24o

Trail

102mm

Seat Height

830mm

Ground Clearance

115mm

Kerb Weight

201kg

SUSPENSION

Type Front

Öhlins NPX S-EC 43mm telescopic fork with preload, compression and rebound adjustments, 125mm stroke.

Type Rear

Öhlins TTX36 S-EC Pro-Link swingarm with preload, compression and rebound damping, 143mm stroke.

WHEELS

Rim Size Front

17 inch x 3.5

Rim Size Rear

17 inch x 6.0

Tyres Front

120/70-ZR17 M/C (58W)

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP

Bridgestone RS11

Tyres Rear

200/55-ZR17 M/C (78W)

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP

Bridgestone RS11

BRAKES

ABS System Type

2 Channel

Front

330mm disc with radial-mount 4-piston Brembo Stylema caliper

Rear

220mm disc with 2-piston Brembo caliper

INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS

Instruments

TFT-LCD

Security System

Honda Smart Key

Headlight

LED

Taillight

LED

Auto Winker Cancel

Yes

Quickshifter

Yes