THE PURE ONE

2012/16 CBR1000RR Fireblade

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Road Test -

With the mo­tor left vir­tu­ally un­changed, Honda added a bit of spice thanks to a sharper look and new Showa Big Pis­ton forks, a new Showa shock, 12-spoke wheels and an LCD dash.

The new dash fea­tured a dig­i­tal gear in­di­ca­tor for the first time.

Jonathan Rea won the Suzuki 8-Hour on the new Blade.

It was the last of the ‘pure’, elec­tron­ics-free Blades.

999.8cc + 200kg + 175mph | 176bhp @ 12,000rpm | 83.9ftlb @ 8500rpm

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