In response to demand from a hard-core of performance enthusiasts Honda - for the very first time - in 2014 is producing the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP. A track-focused, yet fully road legal, version of the bike that not only looks special - it is special.
The chassis wears circuit-ready front and rear Ohlins suspension plus Brembo four-piston mono block calipers, with frame revisions and new top and bottom yokes to suit. Honda's electronic Combined Anti-lock Brake System comes as standard, with software remapped appropriately. Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres are the finishing touch.
The 999.8cc inline four-cylinder engine gets the same updated cylinder head as the standard 2014 CBR1000RR Fireblade, with improved inlet/exhaust gas flow and combustion efficiency, and the extra 2kW peak power boost. However it features factory-matched pistons and con-rods, to ensure optimum internal balance. As a track-focused machine there's no provision for a pillion and a sleek single seat unit saves weight. Further marking the SP version out from standard is its own unique Tricolour paint - white and two-tone blue, with a central red stripe and trademark Honda gold wheels.
The CBR1000RR SP uses a new 'wave' design ignition key; it offers improved security and its compact size greatly reduces the chance of breakage. Also new is the fuel tank cap - it uses an improved breather design for better venting. Instrumentation is a multi-function LCD with a cockpit display dominated by the digital bar-type linear tachometer that scrolls left to right as engine speed increases. Beneath this are the main numerical readouts: gear position, coolant temperature, speedometer, clock/lap time, trip/fuel efficiency/fuel consumption and odometer/numerical tachometer. At the bottom of the display are lights for headlight high beam, neutral and indicators.
The Fireblade SP is lighter, faster and more technologically advanced than anything we’ve built before.
- Circuit-ready Ohlins suspension front and rear
- Brembo four-piston mono block front calipers
- Factory matched pistons and con-rods
- New 'wave' key design for improved security
- Improved fuel tank cap with better breather design
- Electronic Combined ABS as standard