Friday, September 23, 2011

Honda CBR FireBlade 1000RR 2012 Unveiled

Ok let see, first of all this is truly a LEGEND Bike for almost a decade in history of motoring. I simply attract by their looks and performance; look how Moto GP in back of 90's such as Mick Doohan & the legendary race Isle Of Man. I mean my year is born with this bike not to mention the others brand such Yamaha, Kawasaki, Aprillia, Suzuki, Ducati and etc. But this bike is purely has simple meaning to its own, we all know the Honda made HRC for racing purpose but due to it 20th Anniversary this Honda CBR FireBlade 1000RR gets a tuned from HRC itself so do the math.

So let's see its specification in details "copy from Honda International (USA) "

2012 Honda CBR1000RR Specifications

Model:CBR1000RR / CBR1000RR C-ABS
Engine Type:999cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Bore and Stroke:76mm x 55.1mm
Compression ratio:12.3:1
Valve Train:DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Induction:Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI)
Ignition:Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping
Transmission:Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive:#530 O-ring-sealed chain
SuspensionFront: 43mm inverted Big Piston Fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability
Rear: Unit Pro-Link Balance-Free Rear Shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability
BrakesFront: Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full-floating 320mm discs
Rear: Single 220mm disc;
Optional Honda Electronic Combined ABS (CBR1000RR C-ABS)
TiresFront: 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear: 190/50ZR-17 radial
Wheelbase:55.5 inches
Rake (Caster Angle):23° 3'
Trail:96.0mm (3.8 inches)
Seat Height:32.3 inches
Fuel Capacity:4.7 gallons, including 1.06-gallon reserve
Estimated Fuel Economy:TBD
Colors:CBR1000RR: Red, Black, Pearl White/Blue/Red
CBR1000RR C-ABS: Red
Curb Weight*:441 pounds (CBR1000RR) / 467 pounds (CBR1000RR C-ABS)

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.
Honda's fuel-economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride; how you maintain your vehicle; weather; road conditions; tire pressure; installation of accessories; cargo, rider and passenger weight; and other factors.
Meets current EPA standards.
Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
©2011 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. • All Rights Reserved
Specifications subject to change.

And this is the preview from ( link )

Although details are scarce at this time there is a new 2012 Honda CBR1000RR and these are some of the first images and video of that motorcycle. 2012 is the 20th aniversary of the CBR so the timing will be perfect for Honda to unleash its new and improved flagship sportbike.
Even though official specifications have not been released at this time we can tell quite a bit from the images here. First of all, the bike is not a ground up redesign, instead this is the evolution of the popular CBR1000RR platform. Obvious changes are as follows:

Bodywork: The new Fireblade bodywork as its seen here is much more aggressive in appearance with the dual reflector beam head lamps similar in shape but more sinister than the last generation. The cowling is also more wild with its lightning-bolt shaped air intakes the most conspicuous change. It seems Honda has made an effort to make the CBR frontal area less-stubby and more angular (Something that has worked well for Suzuki and now BMW) in recent years. After that the body kit appears to have received only slight modifications, including poweder coated black frame and swing-arm.

Dash: A new information system features a large, LCD-style dashboard with digital tach running horizontally across the top, large speedo in the center, lap-timer, gear position indicator, engine temp, clock, trip meters and a series of shift-indicator lights across the upper edge of the dash frame.

Suspension/Brakes: The huge fork caps visible at the top of the triple-clamp appear to be Showa Big Piston Fork technology. This makes sense as Kawasaki and Suzuki have gone this route on their sportbikes the last two years. Honda has used the Unit Pro-Link layout for the rear suspension and this appears to be a variation on that same design. Radial-mount 4-piston Tokico calipers and maybe larger rotors round out this area.

Wheels: Twelve-spoke GP-style wheels replace the old three-spoke hoops found on the 2011 CBR1000RR. Honda has made it a point to offer ultra-light wheels on the CBR line-up the past few years so we expect the new wheels to possibly be even lighter.

Not so obvious changes: We expect Honda to maintain its mid-pack position in terms of outright power. It’s unlikely that we will see the 2012 CBR1000RR challenge the class horsepower leading S1000RR and ZX-10R. The Honda way seems to be to build bikes with gobs of usable low-end and mid-range power surrounded by an excellent chassis. Odds are that’s what we will get here too.

Electronics: Rumor has it that there will be a fully-loaded 2012 CBR1000RR with ABS and an engine management system that would surely include traction control and variable mapping. But we cannot confirm this info at this time. 

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