Honda CBR 1000 RR-R SP2 on the way?

Submitted by Jo on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 21:26
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Around the turn of the millennium, in the heyday of the super sport bikes, two years was the normal interval between the presentation of a new model.
Other times there was a radical update or a mid-life overhaul. This is not the case anymore. Look at Yamaha's R1, almost unchanged as from 2015, six years that is!

This will not be the case for the current Honda Fireblade CBR 1000 RR-R (yes, the pirate version) which debuted at EICMA in 2019 as there are several rumors that talk about
important news for Honda's super sport flagship (see what I did their).

Another version should arrive, namely a CBR 1000 RR-R SP2, a choice that Honda has already made in the past with the VTR SP model and previous version of the Blade.

The logic behind this evolution is the production of a revised version corrected in some details which would allow the Honda factory team to get out of their current impasse.
Very strange in our opinion as this latest Fireblade is so much more extreme then any other version presented before.

The arrival of the model is almost certain, more difficult of course to understand where the differences will lie.
Looking to the past, we can hypothesize an evolution of some engine components but possibly also some difference in terms of chassis that enhances the standard model
- the forged rims that for example were on the previous CBR SP-2, or even a different aerodynamic package, perhaps with those variable profiles patented by Honda.

We have no certainty, mind you. But if we were to bet, we would expect surprises at EICMA 2021 .