Honda's 30th production year of Blades is a looker

Submitted by Jo on Tue, 11/23/2021 - 21:29

The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade heads into its 30th year of production.
For the Fireblades 20th iteration Honda has created something very special.
The inline four-cylinder engine was overhauled, with changes to the intake ports, airbox, airbox funnels and exhaust mid-section have all been revised to deliver extra mid-range poke.
The final drive sprocket goes up 3 teeth, to 43, for stronger acceleration through each ratio.
Honda also revised the electronics package on the new Blade - Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) has also been optimised for refined rear tyre traction management, and throttle feel improved even further.

A new material and surface finish for the front Nissin brake calipers’ pistons improves braking performance and consistency in track conditions.
The rest of the chassis – comprising aluminium diamond-style frame, RC213V-S-style swingarm, six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), 3-level Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) and Showa suspension front and rear – is unchanged.
The bodywork and riding position maintain an uncompromising focus on aerodynamic performance, and the fairing features winglets to generate downforce.

To finish it all off, Honda has re-used an icon color scheme for their anniversary edition - and we have to say - it looks glorious.
We can't wait to test ride this icon. Honda - you know where to find us!