12-spoke cast aluminum wheels perfectly complement the new suspension setup. Super-sticky, track-ready – and fully road legal Pirelli Supercorsa SP tires are fitted front and rear.
The CBR1000RR-SP shares the same smaller diameter exhaust pipe as the CBR1000RR for increased torque.
Final Drive : #530 O-ring-sealed chain
PGM-DSFI electronic fuel injection ensures precise air/fuel delivery and crisp and predictable throttle response, especially at low speeds and low rpm. At throttle openings of up to 25%, PGM-DSFI is programmed to produce relatively fine and consistent changes in power and torque output – perfect for extracting maximum drive at extreme lean angles. As throttle openings become larger, the changes in output become progressively greater. The overall result is an engine that responds with superior accuracy to throttle input and produces highly usable, linear acceleration.
The MotoGP-derived Assist Slipper Clutch helps to ensure confident downshifting and deceleration as well as quick clutch re-engagement and light lever action. This clutch design not only provides slip in off-throttle conditions, but also positive lock under power.
Centrally mounted 17.7-litre fuel tank is positioned low in the frame, improving mass centralization and allowing for a more compact design.
The cylinder head on the CBR1000RR SP’s 16-valve DOHC engine features polished inlet and exhaust ports and “gas-flowed” combustion chambers to improve efficiency. Gas-flowing (flow-testing on an air-flow bench) improves both the quality and quantity of airflow at high rpm when air resistance becomes much greater, thereby increasing combustion efficiency and outright power. The valve seats have been matched to the cylinder head and the intake funnels are “slash cut”, a design used in World Superbike.
The SP differs from the regular CBR1000RR in the use of hand-selected engine components. The engine in each SP is assembled using “blueprinting” methods, including hand-selected pistons and connecting rods that are carefully weight-matched to achieve optimum balance – a benefit especially at high rpm.
The SP’s die-cast aluminum twin-spar frame is based on that of the standard CBR1000RR, but uses a stronger triple-clamp that features precision CNC machining.
The Öhlins inverted front fork on the SP replaces the Showa fork on the standard CBR1000RR. It allows full spring-preload, compression-damping and rebound-damping adjustment.
Specialists from Öhlins worked with Honda’s engineers and test riders during all stages of development. The fully adjustable Öhlins rear shock that replaces the CBR1000RR’s Showa unit was developed specifically for the SP, and works with the Öhlins fork to deliver superbly balanced handling even at race-track speeds.
As on the CBR1000RR, the aluminum gull-wing swingarm is deliberately long and combines with the MotoGP-derived Unit Pro-Link rear suspension system to deliver outstanding traction and rider feedback.
The second-generation Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) monitors speed and tailors damping force accordingly. It enhances stability at high speed by minimizing sudden steering-input changes, while also leaving the steering unrestricted – and light – at low speed.
A special subframe with solo seat helps the CBR1000RR SP shave a whopping 11 kg (24 lbs.) from the already lightweight standard RR.
The SP steps up to gleaming Brembo monoblock four-piston calipers, which are fitted with special pistons and brake pads designed to give consistent and linear feel when braking hard from high speed.
Warranty : 12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus
Layered fairing design improves the flow of air through the cooling system and also creates a large pocket of calm air around the rider for better comfort. An integrated chin spoiler in the nose reduces aerodynamic lift to improve handling.
Multi-function LCD instrument panel communicates important information, plus includes a lap timer with memory function, five-level shift indicator, user-selectable modes for tachometer display, gear position indicator and more.
LED taillights for improved appearance.
Fuel Capacity : 17.5 litres
Line-beam headlight features a two-piece reflector design utilizing two H7 bulbs for optimum light distribution and a unique compact design.
A compact car-style wave-design ignition key offers improved security and greatly reduces the chance of breakage.