EICMA 2021: 2022 Honda CBR1000RR-R SP Unveiled
- The Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP gets a larger rear sprocket
- The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP retains the same bodywork
- The 30th anniversary livery is inspired by the 1992 CBR900RR Fireblade
The Honda Fireblade remains one of the most iconic motorcycles and the bike celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022. And to commemorate this occasion, Honda has brought the 2022 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP with a host of upgrades for the new model year, while there's the 30th-anniversary livery that brings a retro touch to the litre-class offering. The bike made its public debut at the 2021 EICMA Motorcycle Show and will make its way to India sometime next year.
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The 2022 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP retains the same 999 cc in-line four-cylinder engine and the aerodynamic bodywork. The bike though gets tweaks for more stable cornering and improved corner-exit speed. The bike now sports a 43-tooth rear sprocket that's up by three teeth; new intake ports, updated airbox funnels and a revised exhaust mid-section. Power output though remains the same at 215 bhp, while the company has optimised the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) for more refined rear tyre traction management.
Furthermore, the 2022 Fireblade gets a new material and surface finish on the front Nissin brake calipers' pistons. It improves braking performance and consistency in race conditions. The Fireblade SP's Ohlins Smart Electronic Control (SE-C) and Brembo equipment continue to be carried over along with the optimised quickshifter.
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Coming to the 2022 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP 30th Anniversary edition, the bike gets the same specifications as the standard model. The tricolour livery is new and pays homage to the original 1992 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade. The bike gets the white, red and blue livery with 'brushstroke' style elements from the 1992 machine.