The CBR1000RR builds on the legacy of “total control” that has shaped its predecessors
for 20 years since the introduction of its original ground-breaking forerunner, the
CBR900RR, at the EICMA show in 1991. Since then, successive evolutions of the machine
have layered advancement upon advancement, while retaining its defining strength
of a perfect balance between power and control.
Under the overall development concept
of “natural evolution of Super Sports”, the 2012 CBR1000RR development team have
concentrated their efforts on the chassis to enhance riding enjoyment even further.
In particular new wheels and new front and rear suspension systems have been introduced
for even better handling, traction and braking performance. The advanced Balance
Free Rear Cushion rear suspension is a world-first for a production motorcycle.
team has also created a new, even more aggressive styling to better communicate the
dynamism and sheer speed of the new CBR1000RR. In addition, the already comprehensive
instrument panel has additional functionality making the bike more user-friendly,
helping riders get the most from Honda’s most exciting and advanced Super Sport machine
yet: the 20th anniversary CBR1000RR Fireblade.
In the words of Hirofumi Fukunaga,
Large Project Leader for the CBR1000RR “This is a model allowing all super sports
bike lovers, including the most experienced, to savour the joy of owning the CBR1000RR,
while at the same time feeling more fun in sporty riding and more joy of riding than
ever before, whether it be on winding roads or at a circuit.”