Dustin

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MCN is claiming to have the real scoop on the forthcoming update for the CBR1000RR
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/...usive-2017-honda-cbr100rr-fireblade-revamped/



Fresh details have emerged about next year’s Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade and it would appear the bike is getting a bigger revamp and will be even more advanced than first thought.

The list of changes are significant and include more power, a completely new rider aids package, electronic semi-active Öhlins suspension, and all combined with a hefty weight-loss over the outgoing model.
If it's true, I hope it's fast enough to get Nickey Hayden a WSBK championship!
 

Dicko

Active Member
they had to do something to compete with the new R1. I wonder if they'll update the bandit to compete with the MT 10
 

Dustin

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They just re-released the Bandit with a mild facelift so I can't imagine them doing anything else to that old beast.
 

ghetto_d

New Member
eh, i'm sure it will still be in the r1's shadow. honda is always heavier, with less power, equating to SLOWER. did i mention over-priced?
 

Dustin

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Some (very) short teaser videos ahead of Intermot

[video=youtube;_8HCmo3aOFM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8HCmo3aOFM[/video]

[video=youtube;hJiKz14HDlI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJiKz14HDlI[/video]

[video=youtube;4YJvDlBhV7U]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YJvDlBhV7U[/video]

Nice sound bites, though :D
 
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Dustin

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Details Emerge About the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR

Our colleagues at NieuwsMotor have been up to their usual trade show tricks today, and seemingly they have gotten ahold ofthe technical specs for the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR.

They are reporting that the venerable superbike will get an increase of roughly 10hp, along with a diet of 33 lbs (15kg). Other features include Öhlins semi-active suspension, different riding modes (likely via ride-by-wire), and traction control (HSTC – Honda Select Torque Control).

The new Honda CBR1000RR is of course Euro4 compliant, and Honda is apparently touting that 90% of the machine has been redesigned for the 2017 model year.
 

Dustin

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2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP – Proving Patience is a Virtue






The wait is over. The most anticipated motorcycle of the INTERMOT show is here, the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP.

We have seen the spy photos of this new superbike, we have seen leaked details on this superbike, and we’ve mused endlessly about this new superbike. And now, we can finally replace that conjecture with fact.

First off, the rumors were true. The 2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP sheds a massive 15 kilograms off its bulk, which translates into a 441 lbs mass at the curb. Power has also been increased by almost 11hp, for a total of 190hp at the crank.

Honda says that these two figures combined mean a 14% increase in the Honda CBR1000RR’s power-to-weight ratio. That’s pretty astounding, when you consider that under the new fairings is still mostly last year’s bike.
 

Dustin

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[video=youtube;pKotjMAOC8U]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKotjMAOC8U&ab_channel=MotorcyclistMagazine[/video]
 

Dustin

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Here Is the Base Model 2017 Honda CBR1000RR



So as expected, the base model 2017 Honda CBR1000RR uses lower-spec suspension and braking components than its SP sibling, but thankfully it retains all of the other engine, chassis, and electronic upgrades that we have already seen.

This includes the CBR1000RR’s new magnesium casings, titanium fuel tank, five-spoke wheels, and internal engine modifications. In total, this means that the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR makes 190hp and weighs 432 lbs at the curb.

As for the changes, suspension is handled by Showa 43mm large-volume BPF forks at the front, and with the Show Balance Free Rear Cushion (BFRC) shock in the rear, while braking is done by four-piston Tokico calipers up front, as well.
 

Dustin

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[video=youtube;05uXeXriyvM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05uXeXriyvM&ab_channel=MotorcyclistMagazine[/video]
 
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