2020 Honda Fireblade marks Asian debut

2020 Honda Fireblade marks Asian debut

MANILA: After its global launch at the 2019 EICMA motorcycle show in Italy, the 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R, or simply 2020 Honda Fireblade (which is easier to say and remember) finally made its Asian debut at Sepang International Circuit during the 2019 Races of Malaysia ahead of World Endurance Championship Sepang 8 Hours.

The participation of the 2020 Fireblade in Sepang is in preparation for the World Superbike Championship (WSBK) that is currently being dominated by rival Kawasaki ZX-10RR.

2020 Honda Fireblade image

The highly anticipated Honda superbike replaces the current CBR1000RR and takes design cues from the brand’s MotoGP racing motorcycles. Its new and powerful engine co-developed with HRC, Honda’s racing department, is an “ultra-compact” inline-four engine that can produce a maximum of 215 hp of power at 14,500 rpm and 113 Nm of peak torque at 12,500 rpm. In comparison, the previous generation CBR1000RR can only churn 189 hp of power but is torquier by one Nm at 114 Nm.

2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R front

The base model 2020 Honda Fireblade currently on display at the circuit features chassis and bodywork lifted from the Honda RC213V-S race replica as evident on the longer swingarm.

The aluminum diamond frame makes use of the back end of the engine as the rear monoshock’s upper mount, so Honda was able to let go of the frame cross member and improve the rider’s feel and grip for the bike.

With the new design, vertical rigidity is increased by 18 percent, torso rigidity by 9 percent, and horizontal rigidity by 11 percent. The fuel tank is also lowered by 45 mm for an enhanced riding position.

2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R side

The new Honda bike on display also features Showa fully adjustable 330 mm front brake discs, gripped by 4-piston radial-mounted Nissin calipers but the SP version will come with Brembo Stylema calipers and Ohlins electronic suspension. Feeding the engine is a centrally located ram-air duct in the fairing, while exhaust goes through an Akrapovic 4-2-1 system that ends in an oval-shaped titanium silencer.

Riding aids abound on the new 2020 Honda Fireblade as it comes in three default riding modes with customizable power, engine braking, wheelie control through the optimized Honda Selectable Torque Control system (HSTC). There is also a new full-color TFT screen and launch control comes standard. The Honda superbike on display rides on a Bridgestone R11 and 200/55-ZR17 rubber at the rear.

2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R

Other racing features include titanium connecting rods, forged aluminum pistons, finger-follower rocker arms for valve actuation, throttle-by-wire, Bosch six-axis IMU, a redesigned mudguard to lower drag and winglets on both sides of the fairing as aerodynamic aids.

No words yet from Honda regarding price and release date for the local market. But we are optimistic it will be sooner rather than later.

Also Read: Supra GTR 150 – Honda’s most powerful underbone bike sells at 102K

Explore Honda CBR1000RR

  • Honda CBR1000RR Slant Front View Full Image
  • Honda CBR1000RR Fuel Tank View
  • Honda CBR1000RR Engine View
  • Honda CBR1000RR Front Tyre View
  • Honda CBR1000RR Head Light View
  • Honda CBR1000RR Exhaust View
  • Honda CBR1000RR Rider Seat View
  • Honda CBR1000RR Rear Tyre
Honda CBR1000RR
₱1.6 Million Emi Starts : ₱27,448 x 60

Honda Motorcycle Models

  • Honda Click 125i
    Honda Click 125i
  • Honda Click 160
    Honda Click 160
  • Honda PCX160
    Honda PCX160
  • Honda ADV160
    Honda ADV160
  • Honda TMX125 Alpha
    Honda TMX125 Alpha
  • Honda X-ADV
    Honda X-ADV
  • Honda BeAT
    Honda BeAT
  • Honda CB150X
    Honda CB150X
  • Honda TMX Supremo
    Honda TMX Supremo
  • Honda Gold Wing
    Honda Gold Wing
  • Honda Rebel
    Honda Rebel
  • Honda DIO
    Honda DIO
  • Honda XRM125 Motard
    Honda XRM125 Motard
  • Honda CBR150R
    Honda CBR150R
  • Honda CRF150L
    Honda CRF150L
  • Honda XRM125 DSX
    Honda XRM125 DSX
  • Honda CRF150R
    Honda CRF150R
  • Honda CRF300 Rally
    Honda CRF300 Rally
  • Honda CB650R
    Honda CB650R
  • Honda CB500F
    Honda CB500F
  • Honda Airblade160
    Honda Airblade160
  • Honda CB500X
    Honda CB500X
  • Honda XL750 Transalp
    Honda XL750 Transalp
  • Honda CRF125F
    Honda CRF125F
  • Honda CRF300L
    Honda CRF300L
  • Honda CB1000R
    Honda CB1000R
  • Honda CRF250RX
    Honda CRF250RX
  • Honda RS125 Fi
    Honda RS125 Fi
  • Honda Rebel 1100
    Honda Rebel 1100
  • Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports
    Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports
  • Honda CBR1000RR
    Honda CBR1000RR
  • Honda Wave RSX
    Honda Wave RSX
  • Honda Supra GTR 150
    Honda Supra GTR 150
  • Honda CBR500R
    Honda CBR500R
  • Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin
    Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin
  • Honda CRF250R
    Honda CRF250R
  • Honda XRM125 DS
    Honda XRM125 DS
  • Honda XR150L
    Honda XR150L
  • Honda CBR650R
    Honda CBR650R
  • Honda Genio
    Honda Genio
  • Honda CL500
    Honda CL500
Honda Motorcycles Price

You might also be interested in

Compare & Recommended

BMW S 1000
BMW S 1000
₱1.455 - 1.575 Million
BMW S 1000 Price
Ducati Monster 1200
Kawasaki Ninja H2
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR
Ducati Panigale V4
Engine 999
Power 165
Maximum Torque 114 Nm
124 Nm
133.5 Nm
113.5 Nm
112 Nm
Top Speed 200 kmph
Pass Switch Yes
Engine Check Warning Yes
Riding Modes Road, Race
Sport, Touring and Urban
Stability Control Yes

Trending Super Sport

  • Upcoming

Honda CBR1000RR Motorcycle Articles From Carmudi

  • journal
  • Honda Racing UK unveils Bennetts British Superbike entry
    Honda Racing UK unveils Bennetts British Superbike entry
    Paulo Papa, May 31, 2021
  • After riding issues, Bautista eyes podium, overall victory in upcoming SBK season
    After riding issues, Bautista eyes podium, overall victory in upcoming SBK season
    Ruben Manahan IV, Dec 11, 2020