Honda’s 2009 CBR1000RR Fireblade ABS

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Honda’s 2009 CBR1000RR ABS

The following is from Honda UK and is as a precursor to an LB review.


The of motorcycling is already well of the CBR1000RR Fireblade’s standing in the realms of the ultimate sportsbike. light, fast and controllable, the Fireblade has built a well-deserved for delivering the full-blooded joy of extreme Almost miraculously, it manages to this with a smooth, and cultured experience that every ride a pleasure, when it’s not ten tenths.

At the of the Fireblade’s philosophy since the was first launched in 1992 has the concept of Total Control.

the 1998 Fireblade was first there were collective from onlookers and riders The machine was so pared-down, with all weight and bulk removed, you could actually see right the bike in some places. same philosophy of minimalist and “nothing that doesn’t need to be there” has been over through successive of the CBR.

Since that model, the Fireblade has become more compact, with concept of mass centralisation an ever more important of the design. Focusing as much of the weight as possible towards the of gravity enhances the Fireblade’s stability and overall handling, and a machine that has astonishingly and controllable behaviour. Whether the is tipping the bike into corners or slicing it into the of bends, the Fireblade responds razor-sharp, yet predictable and surefooted that makes it a joy to ride.

In the Fireblade received major which constituted another leap in performance, and once stretched the machine’s lead of the competition. A super-light all-new brought immense levels of accompanied by increased smoothness and of delivery.

The result was a machine would drive with smoothness in every situation, throttle response giving the precisely the level of acceleration require at any moment — easing gently out of a slow, mountain hairpin or powering-on in a fast race track The result was true to the all-important of Total Control — the rider exactly what want, and thus building

The all-new chassis was equally for the Fireblade’s continuing success and reputation as the ultimate road-going bike. The super-slim four-piece aluminium frame provided the basis on which to build the extraordinary handling prowess. the stiffness required to harness the formidable power with the needed to gain maximum when banked hard in the frame is a masterpiece of efficient

Compact dimensions contribute to the mass centralisation, while giving the rider the maximum and movement over the machine to the optimum weight distribution for any riding conditions.

A visual overhaul saw the Fireblade a stunning new shape reflecting the machine’s ultra-modern core and the of the light is right concept. by the craftsmanship and culture of Japan’s history, the new machine was the essence of Japanese engineering.

For 2009. the sees the addition of high electronically-controlled “Combined ABS” as an Continuing Honda’s determination to motorcycle safety at every the highly-advanced Combined ABS system is a and ground-breaking first for a bike in its

For many years Combined ABS has a dramatic confidence benefit to braking situations where the wheels can lock, resulting in a of control. But never before has a been developed that has the refinement, low weight and performance to a Super Sports bike the Fireblade. Until now.

has developed an all-new, lightweight that befits the Total concept of the entire bike. For a weight increase, the confidence of ABS can now be enjoyed by the Super Sports who demands the highest performance in facet of a motorcycle.


The CBR1000RR Fireblade is well as the leading sports motorcycle on the market today, offering the levels of outright performance and — both on the racetrack and the Lighter than the competition, searing speed and inspirational the Fireblade is the touchstone of high-adrenaline

For 2009 the Honda engineers charged with further the Fireblade’s reach by adding safety to already sky-high of dynamic ability — losing any of the Fireblade’s razor-sharp The addition of Honda’s all-new “Combined ABS” achieves formidable goal.

Make no the engineers didn’t underestimate the of this task. A Combined ABS capable of matching the performance of a bike such as the Fireblade was going to be a huge challenge. But it has met, with no loss to the ultimate sporting philosophy and a minimal weight penalty.

the Combined ABS system is not designed as a aid in the most extreme conditions of track riding, such is the of the system that even riders are likely to out-perform it after several attempts. And the benefits delivered by a Combined ABS in emergency situations or unexpectedly conditions are undisputed.

For the first then, a Super Sport is capable of delivering the highest of speed and performance, while benefiting from the confidence and of mind provided by Combined Total Control. You’d believe it.


The 2009 styling reflects the purposeful and concept of the bike. No fuss, no with nothing present isn’t utterly essential as of a pared-down sports-focused machine. The appearance is short and compact the whole seeming to be drawn the centre of the bike in the pursuit of mass centralisation.

The front cowl clings to the headstock, protruding as little as over the front of the bike in to minimise inertia and maximise efficiency. Sleek bodywork the minimum resistance to the wind at speeds, while incorporating the into an efficient part of the package.

Line beam and dual ram-air intakes the ultra-aggressive look at the front.

At the the seat unit also an example of minimalist design, only as much material as is to securely support rider and This, along with the exhaust silencer nestling the engine, further contributes to the compact mass centralisation

Sleek wing-mirror mounted complement the Fireblade’s clutter-free and for 2009 the rear indicators in a new oval shape and feature a lens with an orange all integrated into the compact plate holder.

Rounding off the look are the classic Honda emblems on either side of the tank which ooze class and traditional Japanese

The compact engine now wears an matt black colour, with a new shape-hugging black cover, and features new black callipers (standard version The Combined ABS version’s engine is black, with new Sherry Brown Metallic brake

The C-ABS model also additional bodywork features to cover the ABS system components. The front power unit the engine is housed by a sleek of the front fairing. Similarly at the an attractive, black underseat covers the ECU unit.


50 Years of Honda Racing

The of racing to Honda cannot be Throughout its existence, on both two and four, Honda has raced and won — at the highest levels. year Honda Racing is 50 years of Racing, and 50 years of

From the Isle of Man TT to Formula One Prix to Le Mans, World and MotoGP championships, victory around the world are almost without Honda models in

Is there a better illustration of the of achievement which 50 years of can bring, than the all-conquering Fireblade? With close to the RC212V and a lineage reaching to the RC30 and beyond, it is possibly most highly developed of both cutting edge and the spirit of winning.

And is there a way to celebrate this achievement the release of the Fireblade’s 2009 in two head-turning commemorative colour

The standard (non-Combined ABS) is presented in a stunning HRC tricolour The colours, white fairing Winning Red and Pearl Siren are familiar to anyone whose has ever turned in the direction of racing. Yet it’s still fresh, instantly desirable and a classic of Super Sports

It’s also adorned a special commemorative HRC ‘50 of Racing Special Edition’

The Combined ABS version’s main offering is a full Honda racing livery that shows the Fireblade’s ties to the RC211V and accentuates its race-bred and heritage. It follows up on the hugely 2007 limited edition, celebrated both the strong Honda partnership, and the exemplary of Honda’s MotoGP racing during the 2006 Motorcycle Prix season.

The familiar are a stunning complement to the Fireblade’s profile, emphasising the aggressive of its cowling, chassis and high-performance The matt black engine is by beautiful gold wheels and new brake callipers. As befits the of the radical Combined ABS system, it a bright future of widely race-inspired riding enjoyment by every rider the chance to like a champion.

The CBR1000RR also be released in two more colours that accentuate its superbike status. A menacing metallic black version with silver striping and the Honda wing bears to the ‘take no prisoners’ attitude of mean racing machine. also an unadorned and luxuriously dark silvery blue

Breathtaking in its simple elegance, its is firmly on the prestige and pride of that comes with incredibly alluring machine.

Sunbeam White, HRC


Black Metallic

Pearl Blue

Improved power-to-weight is always the focus of the ultimate and the Fireblade’s power plant an astonishing top-end rush with superb torquey drive. This has been by a dedicated focus on the mechanical of every single component, and the speaks for itself. The Fireblade is renowned for providing seamless and eye-watering top end performance, all from an light and compact package.

cylinders save weight and for a wide-bore, short … essential for making high-revving Pistons, cams, valves and are all pared down to the bare weight, while retaining incontestable reputation for durability.

To enhance the smooth, seamless from the engine, Honda’s Assist Slipper Clutch maintain composure while changing down through the With the bike pitched on its nose under heavy this system almost eliminates hopping from the wheel as the clutch is released. In Honda’s clever ‘assist’ assures both quicker and assured clutch re-engagement and lighter and more comfortable actuation in virtually all riding and conditions.


The Fireblade’s exhaust system is true to the centralisation ethos of the machine, also providing maximum clearance in extreme track-riding Within the muffler are two exhaust which constantly tailor the of the exhaust system to achieve drive and smoothness at all revs. the midrange the valves help to an excellent delivery of progressive while also aiding the immense levels of power at throttle.

Emissions are kept well regulated limits by Honda’s HECS3 oxygen-sensing catalyser which constantly monitors emissions within the exhaust and tailors fuelling in order to the most efficient combustion


The Fireblade’s aluminium combines the essentials of superbike strength, rigidity and lightness. from just four of aluminium, the elegant design was for Honda’s engineers to achieve the of agile and secure handling accommodating the improved mass brought about by fuel location, the underslung exhaust and optimum engine position.

suspension components are used to the Fireblade the ideal balance comfort and taut road-holding. The wheel is held by a high-spec, adjustable 43mm inverted cartridge-type front fork. At the a handsome gull-wing shape aluminium swingarm provides the for delivering the Fireblade’s awesome to the road.

The unit is relatively to give maximum machine under power and reduce the to wheelie, while ensuring the legendary agility.

The rear absorber is housed using pioneering Unit Pro-Link system — as developed in the laboratory of Honda’s MotoGP campaign and used on the RC212V by Nicky Hayden and Dani

The Fireblade’s lightweight aluminium wheels help to minimise the low unsprung mass of the machine, maximum responsiveness and light

In addition to the Fireblade’s superb of natural stability, the machine Honda’s innovative second-generation Steering Damper. Mounted the fuel tank cover, the achieves the dual goals of high-speed stability while light and easy steering at speeds. This is achieved by varying the resistance provided by the according to the road speed of the


Honda CBR1000RR concept

Although the Fireblade is light, it still requires a system capable of delivering levels of deceleration and control. To end, radially-mounted four-piston in a lightweight monoblock configuration are with six-point floating to provide the rider with braking power whilst unsprung weight.

Electronically-Controlled ABS”

In 2009. for the first a top-of-the-range superbike will be with Combined ABS. The is once again pushing the boundaries of motorcycle performance.

The of a braking system for a Super machine are different and more than those of a more road-going motorcycle. The particular of Super Sports bikes, as short wheelbase, need to be The system also needs to without interference to sports and with an emphasis on maintaining rider control.

Braking on a road-going machine demands a moderate level of with maximum braking for emergency situations or perhaps occasional fast rides. In circumstances an ABS system only to deal with extreme as an emergency, rather than as a occurrence. Therefore, a Combined ABS for a road-based machine can be relatively to the rider — because in they will only use it in an situation and will not mind.

on a Super Sports machine, braking can be considered as a regular requirement. A Super Sports ABS must allow the rider to very close to the limit activating, and when it does, the in braking force must be smooth in order not to unsettle the or rider.

In addition the extreme forward of weight under which enhances the braking of the front wheel while traction from the rear, for a very subtle and advanced in order to provide an acceptable of performance from a Super braking system.

Honda’s new “Combined ABS” provides this level of performance. All the ABS and CBS functions are provided, including the of wheel lock, improved and easy operation. This is without any compromise to stability ABS operation. Pitching is minimised so the bike keeps its normal

Overall, sport riding is uninterrupted cornering feel the same and controllability is enhanced.

it work?

In exhaustive testing, on the road and racetrack, development have found that the exceeds their demands and the rider’s ability to brake on occasions. An average (‘non-expert’) using a conventional braking needs several braking to attain braking performance that of the C-ABS system. An rider using a conventional will need fewer to reach a similar level.

For only in a racetrack situation an expert rider repeatedly into the same corner was it that the tester could the ABS.

An additional benefit of ABS is that the rear wheel which can accompany extremely braking is reduced significantly. The of a Super Sport machine with short wheelbase and steering geometry — that during very braking the entire weight of the can be pitched forward onto the wheel. In extreme circumstances, if the force is then increased the rear wheel can lift off the into a “stoppie”.

Combined ABS this effect to a minimum, the need to achieve total transfer onto the front for maximum braking means it has not removed completely.

The overall benefits of Combined ABS are for riders of all skill levels. The of confidence that goes it hugely enhances the ride and encourages the development of skills. is yet another hugely significant by Honda into the future of enjoyment.

Optional Equipment

Access Europe will be the new CBR1000RR Fireblade with a assortment of accessories to further its versatility and aggressive good These accessories include:

A of lightweight and stylish carbon parts specially developed for the These include a rear hugger (non-ABS version that protects chassis a front mudguard that protects the lower front tubes, and decorative crankcase that attach to ACG and clutch

An elegant colour-matched rear hugger that protects the shock absorber from (non-ABS version only).

A protective tank pad and fuel lid set bearing the HRC logo.

A colour-matched seat cowl that into place to accentuate the keen, competitive look.

An racing sticker set that fairing and wheel stickers.

A taller, WVTA approved that offers extra protection without compromising and shades the instrument panel the sun. Available in a black-tinted or version with Honda logo.

A set of black nylon protectors which reduce the of damage to fairing parts.

A Honda-unique replacement rider’s based on elastomere mesh for unrivalled comfort. Features CBR e-cushion tag and different skin

A seat bag that can be mounted on the seat for extra luggage

A tank bag that keeps essentials to hand without ride comfort. This can be with a seat bag to extend the possibilities to weekend touring.

A AVERTO alarm kit with detector, siren and back-up to provide extra protection vandalism and theft. A low-consumption mode protects battery drainage.

A U-lock designed to fit the compact space located the pillion seat pad or optional seat cowl.

A tilting steel paddock stand lifts the motorcycle by the end of its swingarm to cleaning and rear wheel

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