2017 Honda CBR1000RR: All We Know About The Latest Fireblade

The Honda CBR1000RR is all new for 2017. Known affectionately as Fireblade, it is no longer the Fireblade of yore. Honda has been hard at work in giving this bike some technology. The CBR1000RR now comes in three variants – non-ABS, ABS and SP. However, the litre bike wars are heating up. Honda’s rivals from Japan have also given their bikes some much needed upgrades. In such light, does CBR1000RR have what it takes to be on the summit of litrebikes? Read on to find out all we know about the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR Price in US, competitors, specifications and features.

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2017 Honda CBR1000RR Price in USA

MSRP (non-ABS model) $16,499
MSRP (ABS model) $16,799
MSRP (SP Model) $19,999

Honda CBR1000RR has been priced pretty aggressively. Going for the ABS model makes more sense, even though it costs $300 more than the non-ABS variant. There is also the SP version with its own set of additions. However, it all depends on your use.

2017 Honda CBR1000RR Competitors

Aprilia RSV4 RR $16,999
BMW S1000RR $15,695
Ducati 1299 Panigale $19,995
EBR 1190RX $13,995
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R $15,099
MV Agusta F4 $19,798
Suzuki GSX-R1000 $14,599
Yamaha YZF-R1 $16,699

Barring four bikes, rest all either are priced similar to the Honda CBR1000RR or more. The exceptions are EBR 1190RX, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R and BMW S1000RR. The Ducati 1299 Panigale and MV Agusta F4 are the costliest bikes in this list.

2017 Honda CBR1000RR Specifications

Engine Displacement and Type 999cc, liquid-cooled fuel-injected, DOHC, inline four-cylinder
Power 189HP
Torque 114Nm
Transmission 6-speed with slipper function
Suspension (front) 43mm Showa Big Piston Fork, fully adjustable
Suspension (rear) Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion monoshock, fully adjustable
Brakes (front) Dual 320mm discs with radial-mounted 4-piston Tokico calipers, ABS
Brakes (rear) 220mm disc with single piston caliper, ABS
Top Speed >300kmph
Fuel Consumption N/A

The CBR1000RR sees a number of changes in the 2017 model year. Not only has it been thoroughly redesigned, but internals have undergone changes too. Power now sits at 189HP. There is also Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion monoshock and Big Piston Fork up front. The clutch on CBR1000RR gets slipper function, whihc is a boon for newbie riders.

2017 Honda CBR1000RR Features

  • Fully adjustable suspension
  • LED Lighting
  • Cornering ABS (on SP model)
  • Quickshifter (on SP model)
  • Power modes
  • Traction control
  • Wheelie control
  • Engine brake control

The CBR1000RR gets traction control for the first time in its storied history. It also gets power modes, wheelie control and engine brake control. Certain features such as cornering ABS and quickshifter are reserved for the SP model. That said, the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR has now entered the 21st century with electronic aids.

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