1. HONDA CBR1000RR SP
HIGHLIGHTS O Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) O …hlins Step motor-type Electronic Control (S-EC) suspension O Cornering ABS
2017 is the 25th anniversary of the Fireblade, and while we all hoped Honda would do something special to mark the modelõs quarter-century, we couldnõt have dreamed that theyõd go this far. The result is a stunning specification that hints at the Fireblade being back in with a shot at the superbike crown in 2017.
Leading the decimation of the rulebook is the introduction of a wild array of electronic control systems Ð all knitted together by the new five-axis Inertial Measurement Unit. The SP is also the first Honda motorcycle to be equipped with …hlins S-EC suspension front and rear, using an NIX30 fork and TTX36 shock.
Thereõs a full-colour TFT liquid crystal dash that automatically adjusts to ambient light and features three display modes, and a phenomenal range of electronics adjustment and rider personalisation.
The SP is 14kg lighter than the old Blade, weighing in at a kerb mass of 197kg, has a quickshifter and autoblipper and cornering ABS, while peak power is now a claimed 189bhp @ 12,500rpm, with peak torque of 81.79ftlb @ 10,500rpm.
And itõs all wrapped up in a classy package that bound to handle with trademark Honda neutrality.