Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade 2020

By | January 28, 2020

motorcarspec.com – Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade has a new top end, including a swap to finger followers and DLC (Diamond Like Coating) cams, which reduces friction and improves durability. There is also a clever new patent-pending semi-cam gear train, which is just code for ‘shorter cam chain’. 

The bottom end has been worked over too. The con-rods are now forged from a titanium alloy, the small ends are coated with Beryllium copper and the piston skirts are Teflon-coated.

All of this reduces friction, allowing Honda to rev the engine like mad and achieve the big power figures they’ve clearly been chasing for track success – it’s got a whopping 26bhp more than the outgoing model.

Honda CBR1000RR-R 2020

This obviously hasn’t been without its difficulties – the new engine has an intricate cooling system to prevent bore distortion while at high rpm the pistons are sprayed with oil to cool them down. This obviously hasn’t been without its difficulties – the new engine has an intricate cooling system to prevent bore distortion while at high rpm the pistons are sprayed with oil to cool them down.

A new exhaust features a silencer made by Akrapovic, which has been designed with a load of funky valves and pipe work. These not only push it through Euro5 without too much kicking and screaming but also help reduce the size of it by a third. Having said that, overall wet weight is up from 195kg to 201kg and some of that could be down to the extra catalysts in the exhaust.

Honda CBR1000RR-R 2020

Honda CBR1000RR-R Specifications

ENGINE 
Type999cc liquid-cooled in-line-four-cylinder four-stroke
Horsepower215 HP / 160 kW @ 14,500 RPM
Torque83 ft/lb torque / 113Nm @ 12,500 RPM
Valve TrainDOHC; four valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke81.0mm x 48.5mm
Compression Ratio13:1
InductionPGM-FI; 52mm throttle bodies
IgnitionDigital transistorized w/ electronic advance
Miles Per Gallon37.6 MPG / 16.0 km/liter
StarterElectric
TransmissionManual 6 speed
ClutchMultiplate wet
Final Drive16T/43T; #525 chain
SUSPENSION 
FrontÖhlins NPX 43mm telescopic fork w/ Electronic Control (S-EC); 4.9 in. travel
RearPro-Link® system; single Öhlins shock w/ Electronic Control (S-EC); 5.6 in. travel
BRAKES 
FrontTwo 330mm discs w/ Brembo Stylema 4-piston radial-mount hydraulic calipers; ABS
RearSingle 220mm disc w/ Brembo hydraulic calipers; ABS
TIRES  
Front120/70-17
Rear200/55-17
MEASUREMENTS 
Rake (Caster Angle)24º
Trail102mm (4.0 in.)
Length82.7 in.
Width29.3 in.
Height44.9 in.
Seat Height32.6 in.
Ground Clearance4.5 in.
Wheelbase57.3 in.
Fuel Capacity4.3 gal.
ColorHRC Tricolor
Curb Weight*443 lbs.
Honda CBR1000RR-R 2020
Honda CBR1000RR-R 2020
Honda CBR1000RR-R 2020
Honda CBR1000RR-R 2020
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Honda CBR1000RR-R 2020 black
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