After the Japanese automaker showcased the all-new 2017 Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade at the 2017 Bangkok International Motor Show, it was believed that they will launch the bike in India anytime soon but we didn't expect it to happen so early. Well, it's a good news that the 2017 CBR 1000RR Fireblade has been launched in India at Rs. 17.61 lakh(ex-showroom, New Delhi). The bike is available for bookings as well. The bike will be introduced in the country as completely built units (CBU). It will be sold in two variants- CBR 1000RR Fireblade and CBR 1000RR Fireblade SP.
The 2017 CBR1000RR is loaded with a powerful 999cc in-line four cylinder engine, which is capable of delivering 189 hp at 13,000 rpm and 114 Nm at 11,000 rpm, coupled to a six-speed transmission.
Moreover, Honda has updated 90% of the motorcycle's components so as to bring the weight down by 16 kg. It now weighs 195 kg and the power-to-weight ratio has been improved by 14%. The CBR 1000RR has a full-color TFT liquid crystal console, inspired by the RC213V-S street legal version of Honda’s MotoGP machine.
The Fireblade also gets the ‘Next Stage Total Control’, which is a comprehensive electronic control package compiled with a new gyroscopic ABS system, wire throttle, nine level Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), Selectable Engine Brake (SEB), Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) and Power Selector. These parameters work with the Riding Mode Select System (RMSS).
Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., Yadvinder Singh Guleria Says, “Since 2009, when the Fireblade was first introduced in India, it has redefined the benchmarks for refinement, reliability & performance. With an unmatched thrilling experience for the rider on board, the all-new Fireblade will leave the riding enthusiast spellbound. The new and extremely advanced Fireblade, will be the most powerful, faster and lighter CBR1000RR from Honda’s stable and we are very excited to add another chapter to the success story with its introduction in India.”