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In 2017, Honda updated the CBR1000RR and even though the superbike featured extensive upgrades, it still lagged when compared to its competitors. Now, emerging reports suggest that the Honda is working on an all-new CBR1000RR which will make its debut in 2019.
A Japanese publication Young Machine has also revealed a rendering of the 2019 Honda CBR1000RR. The all-new Honda CBR1000RR is expected to get the much-anticipated V4 engine.
The all-new Honda CBR1000RR is said to be equipped with MotoGP derived V4 engine from the RC213V. With the litre-class V4 engine, the Honda CBR1000RR will challenge its European rivals. The launch of the new CBR1000RR with the V4 engine is expected to take place on the sidelines of Honda's 70th anniversary.
The rendering of the 2019 Honda CBR1000RR suggests that the litre-class superbike will feature futuristic LED headlamps which integrate with the winglets. The front end of the bike is sleek and sharp as compared to the current-gen model.
The new V4 engine is expected to produce over 200bhp. The currently sold CBR1000RR draws power from a 999cc inline, four-cylinder engine churning out 189bhp and 114Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The V4 engine will deliver better power as opposed to the inline, four-cylinder engine.
The reports also suggest that the new Honda CBR1000RR will be based on the cast-aluminium semi-monocoque chassis similar to the Ducati Panigale. The chassis also underpins the RC213S, but on the Fireblade, it will be revamped to keep the costs down.
The Honda CBR1000RR is likely to feature an all-new tail section which will benefit from the reduced aerodynamic drag. The exhaust will be a conventional belly-mounted pipe as opposed to the underseat exhaust of the RCV bikes.
Thoughts On The All-New Honda CBR1000RR With V4 Engine
The new Honda CBR1000RR will feature a new design and an all-new V4 engine derived from the MotoGP bike. We can say that the new CBR1000RR will bring the MotoGP even closer to the riders. More details of the new CBR1000RR is expected to be revealed in the coming months. The new Fireblade will rival the likes of Yamaha YZF-R1, BMW S1000RR, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and the Aprilia RSV4.