Honda has finally unveiled its new-and-improved CBR1000RR family with the SP and SP2 loadedwith lots of Honda yummygoodness packed in. This was a necessary revamp that’s meant to (hopefully) improve Honda’s supersport market prospects, and help it get past its $185,000 RC213V-S mistake.
Continue reading for more information on the 2017 CBR1000RR Line.
2016 - 2018 Honda RC213V-S
The “S” is based on Honda’s RC213V factory [racebike-mot2345] currently competing in the MotoGP circuit, and it is important to mention here that this is the bike that carried Honda to the Riders,’ Constructors,’ and Team Championships in both ’13 and ’14. While this isn’t quite a straight-up racebike with turn signals, it’s a fairly faithful reproduction and is as close as you will find among the production bikes on the road today. Let’s face it, to unleash a 100-percent genuine racebike on the public would be irresponsible at best, and criminal at worst, so the factory had to nerf it just a little bit. These bikes are hand built by specially trained mechanics using model-specific tools at a rate of one unit per day, so the exclusivity is undeniable.
Honda has announced plans to offer a limited edition version of the CBR1000RR Fireblade. The only catch is that the bikes, which are limited to just 50 units, will be sold exclusively in the UK.
I know, I know. It sucks. You would’ve thought that if Honda decided to release a special edition bike of the CBR1000RR, the US market would at least have some kind of dibs on some of them.
But that’s not the case because this special lot will pay tribute to the team’s bikes competing in the British Superbike Championship (BSB). According to Honda, the special edition CBR1000RR bikes will adorn the red and white livery of the factory bikes racing in the series while also receiving aftermarket Akrapovic exhausts.
That’s as far as the changes go. In a way, it’s kind of similar to the approach other manufacturers have taken with some of their own recent special edition models. Remember Yamaha Indonesia’s offer to dress up its small displacement bikes with the liveries from its MotoGP squad? Suzuki’s also doing the same thing with its GSX-R1000, dressing them up in the same colors as the race bikes being used by Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales.
Apparently, the livery special edition is a thing these days in the motorcycle industry. Something tells me that Ducati’s got something similar planned in the near future.
In any case, reports indicate that Honda’s going to sell these 50 units for £13,499, or roughly around $21,500 based on current exchange rates. That would put it about $2,100 more expensive that the stock unit. It’s not too big of an amount to add to a limited-run of bikes that will be sporting the team’s BSB colors.
I think all 50 bikes will sell out pretty quickly once Honda releases them. It doesn’t take much to convince people to opt for models with that “limited edition” tag, especially when the price points aren’t that far apart from each other.
Continue reading to read more about the Honda’s decision to offer the CBR1000R Limited Edition in the UK.
Honda UK has announced the special Sports Package for the 2011 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. The new package will be available until the end of 2011 and will be offered for both standard and ABS-equipped versions. It will be priced at £599 for the ABS pack and £699 for the standard pack.
The Sport Pack includes a higher screen, seat cowl, Akrapovic exhaust, a bike cover, and a rear tire hugger for the non ABS model. The model will be available with a new HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) tricolor version that includes a stunning gold trim, white wheels, front and rear fenders, and HRC stickers on the middle and upper front cowl. Customers interested can also order a special Graphite Black version with black wheels.
The company has described the new model as follows: "It places a firm emphasis on the clean lines of the bodywork which contrast strongly with the silver colored frame."
Honda UK has unveiled today two CBR1000RR Fireblades Special Editions - one ‘Hutchy’ and one ‘McGuinness’ – to commemorate the achievements of these two legendary TT road racers. Both bikes feature awesome special-edition paintwork celebrating Honda’s amazingly successful Isle of Man TT campaigns with two record-breaking riders: Ian Hutchinson and John McGuinness.
Ian Hutchinson tore-up the record books at this year’s TT races with an unprecedented five out of five solo wins in the Superbike, Superstock, Senior and two Supersport races. To mark his success on his Padgetts Honda race bikes, the ‘Hutchy’ CBR1000RR celebrates that amazing feat with a brilliant pearlescent white paint scheme that features a map of the 37.73-mile Isle of Man TT course, outlined around the top of the bike. A red line faithfully follows the twists and turns of the historic mountain course, complete with corner names. Both side fairings of the Fireblade are emblazoned with a commemorative decal illustrating all five of Hutchinson’s victories at this year’s TT races and, his overall TT Championship victory. There is also Ian’s unique ‘Hutchy’ graphic on the tank, along with his signature.
Bengt Gunnarson, the owner of MC-Varuhus (Motorcycle Warehouse) dealership in Stockholm has just unveiled two icons for the motorcycle industry, a Honda NR750 and RC30, which he kept intact in the basement for around two decades.
One from 1989 and the other from 1992, the bikes are both part of limited runs that Honda offered as technological showpieces (NR750) and homologated race versions built by HRC for World Superbike (RC30).
Unboxing the two bikes now is like going back in time and experiencing that same thrill fueled by the fact you’re getting your hands on the best there is out there. Although Honda evolved A LOT since these bikes were produced, the two look just marvelous and they will be displayed in the dealership’s showroom for the posterity. It is totally worth seeing the video after the break.
Honda’s smallest motocrossers are now 2009 model years and they features goodies taken straight off their bigger siblings, just like we got used to. Both the award-winning CRF150R and big-wheel Expert models rely on their Unicam engine’s performance and light, versatile chassis in order to beat the competition. So let’s see what they’re up to.
Honda starts producing a Special Edition of the CBR600RR which will be marketed for the Japanese market only. A Replica of the RC212V rode by Shinya Nakano last season for Konica Minolta Honda Team, the bike will cost 1 million and one hundred thousand yen (around $10.500).
The number 1 of 10 Hondas CBR1000RR John McGuinness TT Replica will be sold on eBay so that the CJ Riders Fund will receive financial benefits.
With a little bit of luck, on 7th February (the date in which the bike will be added for sale on eBay), you will become the proud owner of a CBR1000RR that looks and feels exactly with what the famous McGuinness rode in 2007 when it became the fastest person on the Isle of Man TT Circuit.
The bike is an unused 2007 Honda CBR1000RR and its (...)