Honda CBR1000RR With V4 Powertrain Could Arrive In 2019

Editor@Throttle|Updated: May 15, 2018 8:53
2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP

The Honda CBR1000RR received its last comprehensive update in 2017 but the changes, although extensive, weren't enough to take on the competition that is currently miles ahead. Nevertheless, it is now believed that Honda is readying up an all-new iteration of the CBR1000RR and the motorcycle will be making its debut sometime next year. Japanese publication Young Machine also came up with a rendering to show what the 2019 Honda CBR1000RR will look like, which is rumoured to finally get the much anticipated V4 powertrain.

 

Speculations have been rife that the Honda CBR1000RR will be getting the MotoGP derived litre-class V4 engine from the RC213V to take on the European bigwigs in the segment. The launch will is said to coincide with Honda's 70th anniversary, and the bike be a true V4 homologation special along the lines of the legendary RC30 and RC45 in the Honda stable.

 

The upcoming 2019 CBR1000RR could bring the MotoGP a lot closer to the street at a rather reasonably affordable (compared to MotoGP bikes) price tag as well. More details on the all-new CBR1000RR Fireblade are expected to show up in the coming months.

 

Article Source : CarAndBike