Honda unveils 2017 Fireblade

THE 25th Anniversary edition of Honda’s famed Fireblade will arrive soon in Western Australia, with two variants announced so far in the latest incarnation: the CBR1000RRSP and CBR1000RRSP-2.

The latest Blades continue the evolution of what has been one of Honda’s greatest modern-day successes. The original CBR900RR Fireblade, launched in 1992, used high-tech wizardry and weight-saving trickery to produce a breathtakingly-fast and superb handling superbike.

Not much has changed in the quarter century since.

The 2017 FireBlades will include electronic controlled Ohlins suspension, throttle-by-wire electronic engine control, selectable torque control, a new ABS system with Honda’s first ever ‘cornering-ABS’, a titanium exhaust and fuel tank, and a lithium ion battery. 

The SP2 variant gets Marchesini wheels and further weight reductions from a redesigned cylinder head, pistons and engine composition.

Honda has not released pricing or a release date as yet but, as a guide, the current model sells for about $18k, ride-away.

Here’s a few pics from Honda.

CAPTION: A hunchback thief nicked one test bike and was last seen heading south.

CAPTION: A hunchback thief nicked one test bike and was last seen heading south.

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