999cc inline-four O 189bhp and 84ftlbs O 196kg (kerb) O £16,249
The Fireblade and SP have had their electronics tickled to address criticisms over too-keen intervention. Honda have separated some control systems and backed-off the nannying of others. The Selectable Torque Control now takes tyre profile into account, the wheelie control is now separate and there are three levels available. Closed throttle reaction is 45% faster and aggression has been increased when opening the throttle in Power Mode 1 for faster corner exits. ABS intervention has been reduced to improve force prior to activation.