On the most beautiful images of its life! This old tub of the Eighties side rather well to this 9th evolution of Fireblade. Indeed, the large CBR will not be able to be prevented from reconsidering with its glory of formerly, today seriously blunted by competition. Powerful, flexible like a Honda and excellent sporting on the road, Fireblade could not be any more regarded as a reference of the sport: Italy and Germany hold the outposts from now on. Its important recasting of 2008 will have left 4 years to engineer Honda to give again prestige and odor to him. But for the blow, it is the mountain which is confined of a mouse.
Visually, the final improvements are just important to authenticate it like a new version, without truly modifying the silhouette. It however much more dynamic than is a lacontroversee previous model, equipped with a crushed nose and right panels. The head of more angular forks shelters new optics plus incisors and of hearing of admission of Air Force redrawn. As on the VFR 1200, the shoe makes a band except for. New colors and it will be all of the workshop design.
“4 years of waiting… They had to build an engine of insane during all this time!” One has heard of V5 for soon 10 years; one has hoped for V4 worthy of a hypothetical RC 60 for 15 years. Damage, it will still be necessary to wait. The 4 online of the CBR changes neither design, nor power. One always counts 179 horses in the entrails of the CBR. An in top form of categorization, and delivered very comfortable but frankly lower power in a very linear way, following the example of the main part of the production of the winged brand. Only injection PGM-FI was entitled to some final improvements, history to make the engine more exploitable and even softer to the answer of the handle. In short, an engine with even less more controllable relief but on road. He is always assisted by a clutch anti-dribbles derived from that of the RCV 212.
“Hey Oh, doesn’t have there that the mug which changed on the CBR? Were they used to what the 4 years as waiting? ” Calm, one comes there. That occurs initially under the bubble, where sheltered an entirely digital instrument panel. It displays large bars-graph for the driving mode, with 4 possibilities of posting (1 Normal with black bars filling gradually bars-graph it – 2 Reversed, with a progressive obliteration of the bars to the red zone – 3 Peak, posting normal + a persistent segment during a few seconds indicating the maximum mode reached – 4 single Segment, to have only one bars indication of the mode). One also finds a stopwatch equipped with 4 views. Moreover, this block of instrumentation can also inform you about fuel consumption and various information about your rolling. One also finds a new system of shitflight with 5 diodes, as on the wheels of F1.Honda thus offered a beautiful digital toy to its Fireblade. A little light when competition proposes anti-skid and controls traction, 2 electronic assistances which invaded the market, and that Honda did not consider to be convenient to install on its sporting spearhead.
Let us come to real the advanced techniques. They are at the level of the frame, and most media is the adoption of new wheels with 12 branches. Fines, elegant and sporting, they are announced more rigid. That of before brings its confidence to the same discs of 320 mm gripped by radial clamps to 4 pistons, and discovers the reversed fork of last generation. A model BPF from Showa, i.e. the model with large pistons which was already invited on the sporting ones of Suzuki and Kawasaki. In the back, one discovers the shock absorber Balances Free Rear Cushion. In the absorber body, one does not find one but two internal tubes.
This second tube makes it possible to remove the secondary valves and offers one deadened softer because oil does not work any more in high pressure. Damping is not only more stable but especially, that allows more Motricity. The other major point of these new suspensions, it is the accessibility of the adjustable tangents: compression and relaxation are immediately adjustable on the top of the elements.
This CBR 1000 RR Fireblade offers its batch of effectiveness with dimensions suspensions and information controls, but is not any more the scarecrow of the category which it was in the Nineties. A BMW S 1000 RR, a Kawasaki ZX- 10R or Ducati 1199 are sharpened much and of a notch above. The spirit of the Total Control is always there, the Honda claw too. But dreamed is not there any more. Except for color HRC 2013, semi-sparkling of spirit RC 30 and/or Endurance Any Legends.
Tally: Double beam composite aluminium standard DiamondRéservoir: 17.7 litresHautor of saddle: 820 malinger: 2077 mmLargor: 826 mmHautor: 1135 mmEmpattement: 1407 mopeds in functioning order: 200 kg
Reversed telehydraulic fork Ø 43 mm, deb.: 120 mmFrein 2 discs Ø 320 mm, clamps 4 pistons with fixing radialeRoue AV: 120/70 – 17”
Secondary box 6 vitessesTransmission by chain
Rear wheel-axle unit:
monoamortissor, deb.: 62 mmFrein 1 disc Ø 220 mm, clamp 1 piston-rod AR: 190/50 – 17”
4 Cylinders online, 4 tempsRefroidissement: Cooling liquideDouble ACTInjection Ø 46 mm4 valves by cylindre999. 8 DC (76 X 55.1 mm) 179 each with 12000 true/min11. 4 mg with 8500 tr/min