2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP Unveiled

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Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Honda has unveiled the all-new CBR1000RR Fireblade at the 2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show in Cologne, Germany.

2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP Unveiled

The new Fireblade SP brings in a whole host of changes to the previous edition of the superbike like semi-active suspension, a big drop in weight and a ride by wire system.

2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP Unveiled

Powering the new Fireblade is an inline-four cylinder engine with a 76mm bore and 55.1mm stroke which displaces 999cc. The manic engine produces 189bhp @13,000rpm and 116Nm of torque @ 11,000rpm.

2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP Unveiled

The new Honda superbike has undergone a serious diet and has lost 15 kilograms and now weighs in at 195 kilograms, thanks to some clever weight saving tricks like the new 16-litre titanium fuel tank which is 1.3 kilograms lighter than the ones on the previous bike.

2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP Unveiled

The new Honda Fireblade is loaded with tech. It features a Ride-by-wire derived from the road-going replica of the Honda's MotoGP bike the RCV213-S. Also present are five different riding modes: three predefined and two user-configurable.

Other tech includes the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) traction control system and three levels of Honda's engine braking system — Selectable Engine Brake.

2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP Unveiled

The new CBR1000RR features a trick semi-active suspension setup consisting of 43mm NIX30 Ohlin upside down forks up front and an Ohlins TTX36 monoshock that is controlled by the Suspension Control Unit.

There are three semi-active modes: Fast, Enjoy and Safety and three manual modes where the rider can choose how pliant the suspension setup should be.

2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP Unveiled

Honda also revealed the homologation special for its WSBK challenger in the form of the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2.

2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP Unveiled

The SP2 can be distinguished by the blue stripes, amore distinguishable carbon-fibre weave and lightweight 7-spoke Marchesini wheels.

2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP Unveiled

The SP2 also features a few hidden tricks like improved cooling a different electronics management system to help it perform better on the track.

2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP Unveiled

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2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP Unveiled

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