Honda VIDEO: Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade (Non SP) FULL UK REVIEW

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The 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R is one of our favourite sportsbikes in SP trim, but is it worth saving some cash and opting for the standard model - check out our review to find out!

As far as motorcycles go in this modern age, few have such an impressive and well-known lineage as the Honda CBR1000RR-R, which is why there has been such a buzz around the seventh-generation model that is available now.

Anyone who visits Visordown regularly will know the 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade is already one of our favourite sports bikes on the market based on our first ride back in January when we were invited to the official international launch held at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

On that occasion we rode the ‘bells and whistles’ top of the range SP version, laden with electronics and clever tuning to make it a proper weapon on the Losail circuit’s fast sweeping turns and silky-smooth surface.

However, while that comes in at a cool £25,000, for many it is the ‘standard’ CBR1000RR-R Fireblade – priced at £20,000 - that will be a choice of machine for many… which is why we have been keen to get hold of this model to give it a thorough work out on the UK’s more rutted, twisting back roads to find out if you’d be better off pocketing those £5,000 and still get a cracking motorcycle.

As such, we’ve spent a good couple of weeks riding the ‘blade across the UK and even to the Isle of Wight to sample the route of the upcoming 2021 Diamond Races, where the machine is likely to star as one of the major entries.

Check out our Video Review to find out whether the Honda CBR1000RR-R is the best sports bike you can buy right now…

Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade (Non-SP) REVIEW