There are signs that never fail. Arousing curiosity from afar, accentuating the flow of adrenaline up close. Racing finery, golden reflections, a smell of soft rubber, flint eyes and half-handlebars that call to you. Ah yes, this CBR, it feels more of the track than the road, and in addition, it flatters the eye as much as it excites the tracker. For 2014, Honda presents a premium version of its hypersport: the CBR 1000 RR SP.
Sport Production? Special Performance? What do I know and what does it matter. The essence of this name has its sources in the baggage of efficiency that this limited edition has in store for us. Its front axle causes immediate excitement, the color of gold instantly clicking like a summons for the stopwatch. Instead of the Showa BPF, there is a fork Ö43 mm diameter inverted NIX 30 type hlins. Developed especially for the CBR 1000, it is attached to modified tees, themselves anchored to a steel steering axle (aluminum on the standard Fireblade). The rear damping, whose rigidity has been revised at the anchor points, is entrusted to a TTX 36 element, also Swedish. With these modifications, the frame is supposed to return more information to the pilot and perpetuate Total Control, a philosophy dear to the manufacturer for its very famous sport. Note that the damping is set on the track when it leaves the factory, as if the bike wanted to go directly from the dealer to the circuit..
Of Öhlins alone, it’s already beautiful. With an extra Brembo tip, the drivers will have a blast when twisting the discs under the trapper brakes. Italian monoblock calipers contain specific pistons for the SP.
More radical in its chassis, the CBR 1000 SP is also for its pilot, with a slightly sportier driving position. Good thing, we’re not here to do tourism but to set the record straight. The footrests are set back by 10mm, the handlebars are more open, the saddle height and ground clearance have been raised by just over 4mm each. It seems very little but allows the SP to take more angle, up to 47 ° 12. The 1000 RR descends at 46 ° 20.
If you angle more, you need the right tires; the CBR has thought about it, and puts on Pirelli SuperCorsa SP, usable on the road but the circuit will itch quickly.
In 2014, engine manufacturers offered additional watts to the 4-cylinder. We bring the engine back to the labs, we examine, we improve, we redesign the valve seats, the intake and exhaust ducts, we reduce the diameter of the exhaust ducts from 38 to 35 mm, and we end up with get about 3 more horses out of this boiler. The couple took the opportunity to strengthen between 4 and 6,000 trs. The engine now displays more than 180 nags and 11.6 mkg (178 and 11.4 previously). Copious power, yet still insufficient to challenge the stars of the segment, who orbit at 200 hp. This exclusive version of the CBR 1000 is entitled to the refinement of a careful selection of pistons and connecting rods and a lighter oil pump.
Honda offers its combined ABS as an option on this pure juice pistarde. The manufacturer insists on using his house C-ABS, certainly much more efficient but almost as heavy as the first motorcycle anti-lock brakes, which appeared in 1988. This Honda technology weighs down the CBR by 11 kg, while the Nissin or Bosch solutions do not weigh down. weights only about 2 kg on a slew of machines. Well, we will console ourselves by thinking of its efficiency and its pedigree, the TT legends having used it in Endurance and Karl Muggeridge in German Superbike..
"She is so beautiful ! Can I get behind you?!? Here is the reaction of some groupies eager for strong emotions. And your answer is clear: No … only you don’t want to (we don’t put on weight when we want to tickle the clock) and you can’t. On the CBR 1000 SP, the passenger footrests do not exist. The rear is a monocoque type. And as the machine only takes the pilot, the rear loop has been lightened.
A very beautiful machine that this CBR 1000 RR SP. Beautiful decor, gold rims, suspensions Öhlins, Brembo braking and increased efficiency. We are still more into buying passion for Honda fans. Difficult for it to fight against an over-armed competition with traction control, sporty and light ABS, messy horses and multiple injection maps.
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medium: 5.55 l
about 300 km / h
The technical aspect
Honda CBR 1000 RR Fireblade SP 2014
- Tank: 17.7 liters
- Width: 720 mm
- Height: 1,141 mm
- Wheelbase: 1,410 mm
- Weight in running order: 199/210 kg
- Train before
- Secondary chain transmission
- Rear axle
(76 x 55.1 mm)
at 12,250 rpm
at 10,500 rpm