Honda has launched the 2017 Fireblade in India. It has been priced at Rs 17.61 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). Honda has also introduced the Honda CBR1000RR SP variant also but the company hasn’t divulged price figures. Bookings for both the motorcycles have started at Honda’s exclusive Wing World dealerships located in Mumbai & Delhi. Both the bikes have been brought as Completely Built Units (CBUs) in India.
Honda claims that the 2017 CBR1000RR is almost 90 per cent different from its predecessor. Engineers have worked hard to reduce the kerb weight by a massive 15kg. This has resulted in the power to weight ratio increasing by 14 per cent. Power rating for the new motorcycle now stands at 191PS which is a bump of 11PS and peak torque stands at 115Nm.
The biggest update on the new motorcycle is the introduction of electronic aids. The 2017 Honda CBR1000RR features a 5-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that manages the ABS system, 9-level Honda Selectable Torque Control traction control (HSTC), Throttle By Wire (TBW), Rear Lift Control (RLC) and Wheelie Control. And there’s more - three ride modes (Street, Circuit and Mechanic), five levels of power delivery and three levels of engine braking control. As you figured out, Honda made sure that even if they were late to join the electronic wizardry party, they made a banging entry. Moreover, the all-LED treatment to the headlight makes it looks cool.
Article source : Zigwheels