THE MASS-CENTRALISED ONE

2004/05 CBR1000RR Fireblade

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Road Test -

The Blade be­came a litre bike with a 998cc mo­tor in a new chas­sis with Unit Pro-link swingarm.

Honda’s HESD elec­tronic steer­ing damper was de­buted.

The Blade gained ra­dial brakes and a ra­dial mas­ter cylin­der.

HM Plant Honda’s Michael Rut­ter won the 2004 Blade’s first ever race at Sil­ver­stone in the BSB opener, and also be­came the first rider to top 200mph at the North West 200.

998cc + 179kg + 178.5mph | 169bhp @ 11,250rpm | 85ftlb @ 10,000rpm

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