• Honda spewing a new CBR1000RR Fireblade with 212 hp?

  • 2019 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade render

New trademark application for the US making it more than evident

Honda showcased the current CBR 1000RR at the 2016 Intermot. It is an all-new redesigned package from Honda which showcased major updates from since nearly a decade to give them a fighting chance in the already competitive high-tech superbike arena.

Ever since its launch, it has been proving its mettle on the track and on the road. And with Honda’s proven reliability, Honda wants to ramp it up and tickle the liter-class market with an updated CBR1000RR. Well, for now, they have filed for trademarking the name “Fireblade” in the US market, and we cannot stop smiling. Some say the 2019 model will make 212 hp even. Drooool.

Honda spewing a new CBR1000RR Fireblade with 212 hp? Exterior
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2019 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade render

Honda made everyone sweat when they launched the CBR900RR, aka Fireblade, in 1992 having huge power numbers and weighing lesser than the closest competitor. For the Fireblade’s 25th anniversary in 2017, Honda went big with the updated engine, chassis, electronic suspension and a whole bunch of rider aids package all combined with the hefty weight loss giving the rivals a run for their money.

This 2017 model from Honda is said to be an evolution rather than a revolution because close to 70 percent of the parts that make up this bike is completely new as opposed to the previous models. But with the competition running wild with bigger updates and packed with cutting-edge technology, the Fireblade was slowly running out of steam.

Honda spewing a new CBR1000RR Fireblade with 212 hp? Exterior
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A report by Bennets tells us that Honda will be showcasing its next brutal weapon at this year’s EICMA show in Milan. This Blade is touted make the rest of the competition sweat with the massive boost in power it is going to carry underneath a new striking and jazzy skin with multiple contours and ducts that will give it a fresh new appeal

How much power? 212 hp they say. Yes, that is a massive bump of 23 hp compared to the current Fireblade being sold today. This will definitely be Honda’s answer to the world where Superbikes these days are easily running with 200+hp under their belly. And to achieve this, Honda will be tweaking a thing or two with the Blade’s engine and chassis elements.

Honda spewing a new CBR1000RR Fireblade with 212 hp? Exterior
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It is highly likely that the Blade will get a new frame and a central air duct up front with a hollowed-out headstock that will allow air to run straight through it for the intakes. This definitely will have the added advantage in terms of routing high-pressure air to the airbox. Meaning More powaah!

Some reports also have the Japanese Red’s next big plan which might radically rejuvenate the mighty V4s’ that made debut with the VFR750 in 1995, a bike still termed as the ‘best road bike ever built’. This might also share the space with the 2019 CBR 1000RR Fireblade at the 2018 EICMA.

Honda's new V4 will be designed at the edge of aerodynamics
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That will have even more sophisticated construction including a rear ‘wing’ and the ultra-compact 90° V4 fire breather on steroids tethered to a better chassis setup and hand-welded frames fabricated by the same highly-skilled team that builds MotoGP machines.

The future is super bright for the Japanese Red Winger.

Source: Bennetts

Sagar Patil
Sagar Patil
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