Featured Bike January 2014: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Custom Racebike
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.
- 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)|
|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)||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||82.6 lbf·ft (112.0 N·m) @ 8,500 rpm|