Unmatched agility, high power output, durability, reliability… are just some of the many advantages of the 2018 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. Well, these characteristics we already know. But, what will a new edition bring? There is no official info. However, there won’t be big changes comparing to the motorcycle for the leaving season. Modifications are the part of the CBR lineup right from its first generation in 1992. Nevertheless, in 2004 we could see the first Fireblade out on streets with 1000 cc engine. Ever since, this is one of the most popular motorcycles in the entire sport class.
2018 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade specs
The 998 cc is a unit that moves 2018 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade around. Comparing to the previous generation, the 7th edition of the bike has 11 hp more. Now, the output is set at 190 horses. Furthermore, it adds 82 pound-feet of torque. Liquid is cooling the inline-four drivetrain. The bike is also using a acceleration position sensor right on the handlebar. Also, control “throttle by wire” is present for the first time from 2017.
2018 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade options
In some parts of the world you will find Honda CBR1000RR called Fireblade. It is not a special trim level, but the standard bike that offers 4 different models. Besides standard motorcycle, we will find ABS model with special gyro-assisted ABS system. Electronic control system could be found on the SP versions. That is not all, since the 2018 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade has SP2 model. While buyers can tune the first Fireblade SP bike, the SP2 version is coming packed without extra options. Nevertheless, it will meet demands of all riders with its ride control and performance.
2018 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade prices and release date
Having so many trim levels makes the price start at $16,500 and ends at $25,000. Between entry model and SP2 are ABS and SP. The first one is slightly more expensive than the base unit, while the other one carries the price tag of $20,000. We are still waiting on further information about the 2018 CBR1000RR Fireblade. We could see its debut in the summer, or even earlier.