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March 31, 2004

Honda To Release New Super Sport Motorcycle CBR1000RR

March 31, 2004-Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that the CBR1000RR Super Sport motorcycle willl go on sale Tuesday, April 20, 2004. The CBR1000RR features a redesigned 1,000cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke DOHC inline four-cylinder engine, and is outfitted with advanced technology inherited from Honda's RC211V, the racing bike that for the last two years has conquered the sport's ultimate challenge—the MotoGP World Championship Series.

Successor to the CBR954RR, which has won accolades worldwide since its debut in 1992, the CBR1000RR Fireblade features a more powerful 1,000cc engine, as well as advanced technology from the RC211--the crown jewel of Honda Racing DNA. Designed to be more competitive than ever on the race track, the new Fireblade provides superior cornering control and handling on city streets.

Not only does the new CBR1000RR Fireblade feature revolutionary RC211V technologies like the Unit Pro-Link suspension system and center-up exhaust system, it is also the world’s first production motorcycle to be equipped with the Honda Electronic Steering Damper, a unique, electronically controlled, hydraulic rotary damper. Like the RC211V, the Fireblade's styling and fuel tank positioning are guided by the principle of mass centralization for superior maneuvering stability.

Light and compact, the Fireblade's redesigned engine delivers robust power output. Honda coupled the new engine with an electronically controlled PGM-DSFI Dual Sequential Fuel Injection system realizing efficient fuel combustion at all engine speeds and optimized power output characteristics.

Other enhanced features include the highly effective Honda Ignition Security System (HISS) for improved theft deterrence, and compact, multifunction digital LCD meters on the instrument panel.

The Fireblade is available in brilliant Winning Red, daring Force Silver Metallic, and a traditional tricolor Pearl Fadeless White.



●Domestic annual sales target 2,000 units
●Manufacturer's suggested retail price 1,207,500 yen
  (1,150,000 yen excluding consumption tax)

(Retail price is for reference only. Insurance, taxes (other than consumption tax) and registration fees are not included.)

=Main Features=

  • A redesigned compact, lightweight engine with Honda's PGM-DSFI Fuel Injection system
    The CBR1000RR is outfitted with a newly designed, compact, lightweight, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve inline four-cylinder 998cc engine featuring the newly adopted PGM-DSFI Dual Sequential Fuel Injection system, programmed to operate the Fireblade’s second injector only when the engine speed exceeds 3,000 rpm and the throttle is opened to a ratio greater than 4:1. The result is an ideal air-fuel mixture at all engine speeds for improved fuel combustion efficiency and optimum power output characteristics. A new, direct air-injection system (Ram Air System) is equipped with a flap at the ram air intake mouth regulated by an electronic control unit that optimizes air intake to engine speed, providing a dramatic surge in midrange- to high-speed power, and swift throttle response.
  • World’s first production motorcycle equipped with the Electronic Steering Damper (HESD)
    Proven to enhance stability at high speed on the RC211V, Honda's Electronic Steering Damper is a revolutionary hydraulic rotary steering damper mounted on the steering head. The world’s first electronically controlled steering damper, the HESD provides nimble handling at low speeds, and improved attenuation of road noise and vibration for stable handling at high speeds. The system employs electronic controls to optimize dampening characteristics in accordance with traveling speed and acceleration.
  • Unit Pro-Link Rear Suspension System for effective handling stability
    Also used on the RC211V, the revolutionary configuration of the Unit Pro-Link Rear Suspension System has no shocks mounted on the main frame, reducing the shock normally transmitted from the suspension system to the upper part of the main frame. This eliminates the need for structural rear-suspension support members on the frame, providing optimal stiffness in turning, as well as reduced weight. It also reduces chassis movement associated with road surface conditions, improving riding comfort.
  • Styled in the image of Honda’s MotoGP-conquering RC211V racer
    Designed to resemble the RC211V, the compact front cowl features minimal frontal projection to minimize air resistance at high speed. The design also reduces the bike’s weight and enables highly responsive control. The new center-up exhaust system is mounted on the inside of the rear cowl to place the center of gravity in the middle of the motorcycle. This configuration provides stable driving while imparting an aggressive look to the rear of the machine.
  • Rider-friendly instrument panel
    The compact, lightweight instrument panel features LCD readouts positioned around a large, analog tachometer. To the right of the tachometer is an LCD digital speedometer and clock; at left is a dual-trip and odometer readout. The panel also sports a REV indicator that helps increase riding efficiency on the road and on the racing circuit. Users can set the flashing speed of the indicator lamp.
  • Improved theft deterrence system
  • The highly effective anti-theft Honda Ignition Security System is a standard feature of the new Fireblade.
  • Space has been provided for installing a unit for accessing SECOM Co., Ltd.'s CoCoSecom Location Services.
  • Utility space has been provided under the pillion seat that can be used for carrying a U-lock.


Model Name CBR1000RR
Model Type Honda BC-SC57
L×W×H (m) 2.025×0.720×1.120
Wheelbase (m) 1.410
Ground Clearance (m) 0.130
Seat Height (m) 0.820
Vehicle Weight (kg) 210
Dry Weight (kg) 181
Number of Riders 2
Fuel Consumption (km/L) 23.0 (test running at 60km/h)
Turning Radius (m) 3.2
Engine Type SC57E, Liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC inline-4
Displacement (cm3) 998
Bore x Stroke (mm) 75.0×56.5
Compression Ratio 11.9
Maximum Power Output (kW[PS]/rpm) 69[94]/10,000
Max· Torque (N·m[kg·m]/rpm) 84[8.6]/6,000
Carburation PGM-DSFI electronic fuel injection
Starter Electric self-starter
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Lubrication Pressure feed/sprayed
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 18
Clutch Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Transmission Constant mesh, 6-speed return
Gear Ratios 1 2.538
2 1.941
3 1.578
4 1.380
5 1.250
6 1.160
Reduction (Primary / Final) 1.604/2.500
Caster Angle (degrees) / Trail (mm) 23°45´/102
Tire Size Front 120/70ZR17 M/C(58W)
Rear 190/50ZR17 M/C(73W)
Braking System Front Dual hydraulic disc
Rear Hydraulic disc
Suspension Front Telescopic
Rear Swing arm
Frame Diamond