Details have emerged about the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, and it would appear the bike is getting a bigger revamp than first thought.
Significant changes in the updated version will include more power, semi-active Öhlins suspension, and a hefty weight-loss over the current model.
One of the major changes to the new Fireblade will be the Bosch electronics package which has an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) which electronically measures six axes of movement and helps to keep the bike under control. The IMU works by controlling the traction control, ABS, anti-wheelie and the Öhlins semi-active suspension.
Suspension manufacturer, Öhlins have been working with Honda throughout the development of the Fireblade, and they will be providing the Smart EC semi-active suspension which was seen on the Ducati 1299 Panigale S.
The bike will also sport an 'event-based' setting, which can range from hard to soft by dynamically adjusting the compression, rebound and damper setting, to suit the chosen riding mode.
The overall look of the bike is going to be totally new, considering the current bike has some big changes to bring it up-to-date.