Hip hip hooray, it’s the Honda Fireblade’s birthday! To add luster to that party, Honda used styling cues from the very first Blade on today’s birthday girl. Oh yes, there was also some tinkering under the skin.
It has been circulating on the internet for a while that Honda will release this 30you are birthday would take the opportunity to once again pull out an old color scheme. Which is now acted upon… in addition to being appropriate, we also think the tribute has been successful here, although the observant viewer may have noticed that these are the colors of the 93’er Blade, not those of the original from 1992, which contained more orange elements . Anyway, no nonsense now, the idea is clear.
In addition to the new looks (the SP also received an optical refresh), the CBR1000RR-R/SP has been slightly modified for its third model year. For example, the rear sprocket has now been enlarged by three teeth (43), allowing faster acceleration in all gears, the Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) has been optimized for a more refined operation of the traction control and a new surface finish of the Nissin brake pistons should improve braking performance. (and consistency) improve under race conditions. The motor performance remained the same.