THE PURE ONE
2012/16 CBR1000RR Fireblade
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