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Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Racebike

Featured Bike January 2014: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Custom Racebike

“CBR1000” redirects here. For the 1987–1999 motorcycle also known as the “Hurricane”, see Honda CBR1000F.The CBR1000RR, also known as the Fireblade, is a 999 cc (61.0 cu in) liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder sport bike that was introduced by Honda in 2004 to replace the CBR954RR.
The Honda CBR1000RR was developed by the same team that was behind the MotoGP series. Many of the new technologies introduced in the Honda CBR600RR, a direct descendant of the RC211V, were used in the new CBR1000RR such as a lengthy swingarm, Unit Pro-Link rear suspension, and Dual Stage Fuel Injection System (DSFI).

An all new CBR1000RR was introduced at the Paris International Motorcycle Show on September 28, 2007 for the 2008 model year. The CBR1000RR was powered by an all new 999 cc (61.0 cu in) inline-four engine with a redline of 13,000 rpm. It had titanium valves and an enlarged bore with a corresponding reduced stroke. The engine had a completely new cylinder block, head configuration, and crankcase with lighter pistons. A new ECU had two separate revised maps sending the fuel and air mixture to be squeezed tight by the 12.3:1 compression ratio. Ram air was fed to an enlarged air box through two revised front scoops located under the headlamps. Honda claimed power output to be at least 154 hp (115 kW) at 12,000 rpm.

Honda made a very focused effort to reduce and centralize overall weight. A lighter, narrower die cast frame was formed using a new technique which Honda claimed allowed for very thin wall construction and only four castings to be welded together. Almost every part of the new bike was reengineered to reduce weight including the sidestand, front brake hoses, brake rotors, battery, and wheels.

In order to improve stability under deceleration, a slipper clutch was added, with a center-cam-assist mechanism. The Honda Electronic Steering Damper was revised as well. Another significant change was the exhaust system which was no longer a center-up underseat design. The new exhaust was a side slung design in order to increase mass centralization and compactness while mimicking a MotoGP-style.

On September 5, 2008, Honda announced the 2009 model. The bike remained much the same, in terms of engine, styling, and performance. The only significant addition was the introduction of the optional factory fitted Combined ABS (C-ABS) system originally showcased on the CBR600RR Combined ABS prototype. New, lightweight turn signals were also added.

On September 4, 2009, Honda announced the 2010 model. Honda increased the diameter of the flywheel for more inertia. This improved low-rpm torque and smoother running just off idle. The license plate assembly was redesigned for quicker removal when preparing the motorcycle for track use. The muffler cover was also redesigned for improved appearance.

Sam’s Mods

  • Mild engine work done such as the heads and a cam.
  • Smaller front sprocket and bigger back sprocket
  • Power commander5
  • Quick action throttle
  • Smart rear sets
  • Brembo master cylinder
  • Brembo rotors
  • Sbs pads
  • Full arrow gp pipe
  • Gpr steering dampener
  • Dynode at 182hp at the wheel
  • Race Fairings

Engine Type 998 cc (60.9 cu in) liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder 999 cc (61.0 cu in) liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Bore/Stroke 75.0 mm × 56.5 mm (2.95 in × 2.22 in) 76 mm × 55.1 mm (2.99 in × 2.17 in)
Compression Ratio 11.9:1 12.2:1 12.3:1
Valve Train Four valves per cylinder (DOHC)
Fuel Delivery Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI)
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3D mapping
Transmission Cassette-type, close-ratio six-speed Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive #530 O-ring sealed chain
Front Suspension 43 mm (1.7 in) inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring-preload, rebound and compression-damping adjustability; 4.7 in (120 mm) travel 43 mm (1.7 in) inverted Big Piston Fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability
Rear Suspension HMAS Pro-Link single shock with spring-preload, rebound and compression-damping adjustability; 5.3 in (130 mm) travel Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring pre-load, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.4 in (140 mm) travel Unit Pro-Link Balance-Free Rear Shock with spring pre-load, rebound and compression damping adjustability
Front Brakes Dual full-floating 310 mm (12 in) discs with four-piston radial-mounted callipers Dual full-floating 320 mm (13 in) discs with four-piston radial-mounted callipers
Rear Brakes Single 220 mm (8.7 in) disc with single-piston calliper
Front Tire 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear Tire 190/50ZR-17 radial
Rake 23.75 deg 23.45 deg 23.3 deg
Trail 102 mm (4.0 in) 100 mm (3.9 in) 96.2 mm (3.79 in) 96.0 mm (3.78 in)
Wheelbase 55.6 in (1,410 mm) 55.2 in (1,400 mm) 55.4 in (1,410 mm) 55.5 in (1,410 mm)
Seat Height 32.5 in (830 mm) 32.3 in (820 mm)
Dry Weight 396 lb (180 kg) 388 lb (176 kg) 385 lb (175 kg)
Wet Weight 466 lb (211 kg) 451 lb (205 kg) 439 lb (199 kg)[19] 441 lb (200 kg)
Fuel Capacity 4.8 US gal (18 l; 4.0 imp gal), including 1.06 US gal (4.0 l; 0.88 imp gal) reserve 4.7 US gal (18 l; 3.9 imp gal), including 1.06 US gal (4.0 l; 0.88 imp gal) reserve
Power Output 148.6 hp (111 kW) @ 10,750 rpm
158.8 hp (118 kW) @ 11,500 rpm
178.0 hp (133 kW) @ 12,000 rpm
Torque 76.4 lbf·ft (103.6 N·m) @ 8,500 rpm
79.6 lbf·ft (107.9 N·m) @ 8,750 rpm[20] 82.6 lbf·ft (112.0 N·m) @ 8,500 rpm