Superbikes have always been special machines; offering levels of power; handling; and refinement no other streetbikes can match. The new 25th anniversary CBR®1000RR is a Superbike where the rider comes first. Where you get a degree of connection unlike anything in the class. Available in three distinct model options this year; it’s designed to dominate in the most important category of all: rider satisfaction.
The all-new 2017 CBR®1000RR is lighter; more powerful and faster than any CBR®1000RR we’ve ever produced. Trackdays your specialty? Racetrack riding puts special demands on any machine; and you’ll find Honda’s new CBR®1000RR SP is up to that challenge. Available in limited numbers; it has all the features of our new 2017 CBR®1000RR; but adds premium ├ûhlins electronic suspension; Brembo brakes; a titanium muffler; and more. In addition to the SP; Honda is offering an even more exotic CBR®1000RR SP2 in extremely limited numbers for the most serious enthusiasts and professional racers. The CBR®1000RR SP2 incorporates all the special features of the CBR®1000RR SP; and adds bigger intake and exhaust valves and lighter forged Marchesini wheels.
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The new 2017 CBR®1000RR is substantially lighter; more than 24mm narrower; features our first Superbike throttle-by-wire system and more. The chassis is more responsive; and the bike features a full LED lighting package.
The CBR®1000RR's new throttle-by-wire system works in concert with our Honda Selectable Torque Control. With the two; you get your choice of three engine power-delivery modes; plus two which you can custom program yourself.
Featuring high-compression 13:1 pistons; the new CBR®1000RR revs like only a flat-plane inline-four can. It also makes ten horsepower more than our previous CBR®1000RR.
The CBR®1000RR SP’s race-proven; radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers are light; but they provide exceptional stiffness and excellent braking performance.
The CBR®1000RR SP and SP2 feature a new ├ûhlins Smart electronic control suspension system. It comes with three pre-set suspension modes; plus two “blank” user-programmable modes. It’s fully adjustable; semi-active; truly premium and track-ready — a huge upgrade from what you’d normally find on a streetbike.
Every new CBR®1000RR SP and SP2 comes with anti-lock brakes; and they’re available on the standard CBR®1000RR as an option. But these brakes go one better; including rear-wheel lift analysis (think hard stopping here); along with a program that takes lean angle into account.
The new CBR®1000RRs are much slimmer in the tank/seat junction area; and also in the upper cowl (more than 24mm trimmer). This improves aerodynamics; and the narrow tank makes it easier to tuck in.
Superbikes can deliver a great deal of back-torque through the driveline; upsetting handling—not the CBR®1000RR models. Its Honda-designed assisted slipper clutch is the same type used on our MotoGP bikes. The design does away with the need for heavy clutch springs; ensuring full power transmission with smooth shifting and a light clutch pull at the lever.
MotoGP bikes use titanium for their mufflers; and so do the new CBR®1000RR SP and SP2. It’s a significant weight savings.