The Irresistible 2012 CBR1000 RR by Honda revealed

The Irresistible 2012 CBR1000 RR by Honda revealed New Honda
author image Vikas Yogi
Monday 03 October 2011, 12:52 PM

Honda officially unveiled the 2012 CBR1000RR Fireblade recently, at the Le Mans 24 hours round of the Endurance World Championship in France and the eleventh round of the 2011 World Super bike Championship in Imola, Italy. The company celebrated 20 years of the product since it was first launched as the CBR900RR in 1991.

John McGuinness, racing at Le Mans for the Honda TT Legends Team, and Jonathan Rea, rider for the Castrol Honda Team in the World Super bike Championship got the opportunity to reveal the new machine of Honda.On the eve of the launch, John McGuinness, who is also the winner of 17 races at the Isle of Man TT said that, "I've got a real soft spot for the Fireblade. I've ridden it in many different racing events over the years and had a lot of success with it. In fact, some of the most memorable moments of my career have been on the Fireblade - from TT wins to this year in the World Endurance Championship. Unveiling the new model here at Le Mans is pretty exciting and I'm honoured that I was chosen to do it. It's great that all the thousands of racing and Fireblade fans around the world will now have the chance to see it for real."

Honda CBR1000 RR

Jonathan Rea, the super racer riding for the Castrol Honda World Super bike team commented; "I feel like I have grown up with the Fireblade. It's such an iconic machine and it's an unbelievable feeling being the man to actually reveal the latest version. It really looks fantastic and I can't wait to get my hands on it."

The 2012 CBR1000RR Fireblade carries a refreshing styling package, with a revised nose and a layered tail section adding further class to its appearance. The advancements have offered a bolder and an agile look to the lately manifested CBR1000RR.

There are certain features that have been introduced for the first time in any production bike. The advanced new rear shock that uses a double-tube design is one such affixment. The 2012 CBR1000RR also displays inverted 43mm telescopic front forks with Showa's Big Piston technology. The forks ensure improved damping, increased front tyre grip and better balance, when brakes are applied by the rider.

The fuel injection has also undergone changes, with the latest fuel injection settings for the 999cc in-line-4 engine, making the ride more smooth and comfortable, especially, at smaller throttle openings.

In addition, the CBR1000RR Fireblade gets the all-new 12-spoke cast aluminium wheels that look impressive.

The latest introduction by Honda has been equipped with a multi-function LCD instrument panel that comprise a lap timer, gear position indicator and a tachometer with four modes of display.

Thus, Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade can undoubtedly be considered as a consummate super bike and the possibility of its launch in India, in the coming time, cannot be ruled out.

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