Honda has revealed a new colour scheme for its flagship CBR1000RR-R SP supersports model that pays homage to the original Fireblade from 1992. 

In overseas markets, the standard Honda CBR1000RR-R now features gold wheels with both existing colour schemes.

Honda’s Australian wing only offers the top-spec CBR1000RR-R SP, which is available from $52,429 rideaway in Grand Prix Red and Matte Black, however, pricing and availability for the new 30th Anniversary livery has yet to be confirmed for the local market.

Honda CBR1000RR-R SP 2022

The iconic tricolour livery was penned by Hiroaki Tsukui, the same designer responsible for the original 1992 design.

Also unique to the CBR1000RR-R SP 30th Anniversary is a special screen animation, a laser engraved top yoke, a ‘smart’ key fob and an Akrapovic pipe.

For 2022, the SP’s rear sprocket has gone from 40- to 43-teeth to improve mid-corner drive, while a revised intake and ride-by-wire adjustments round out the major changes.

The current-generation Honda Fireblade launched last year, debuting a number of upgrades derived from Honda’s RC213V-S MotoGP machine, like winglets and a more compact riding position.

Significant updates were made to the engine, with the addition of titanium con-rods and forged aluminium pistons, among other changes.

Peak outputs remain unchaged at 160kW and 112Nm from the bike’s 1000cc inline four-cylinder engine.

The bike also features an enhanced ride-by-wire system, with three riding modes to adjust power, engine braking, wheelie control and Honda’s Selectable Torque Control system.

A new aluminium diamond frame uses the rear of the engine as the upper shock mount, and the swingarm is longer and based on the RC213V-S’s design.

Electronic Ohlins NPX front fork replaced the NIX fork of the previous model, and improved Brembo Stylema brakes are equipped with switchable ABS for track riding. Information is displayed on a 5.0-inch TFT dash.

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Darky
Darky
6 months ago

Love a ‘blade. Must be almost time for another Moto GP race rep color???