2007 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade
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In commemoration of Honda's long, fruitful and continuing association with
Spanish oil company Repsol YPF on the Motorcycle Grand Prix and MotoGP circuits,
Honda proudly announces the release of a special version of its best-selling
CBR1000RR Fireblade fitted out in bold Repsol Honda racing livery.
Repsol and Honda have enjoyed a long history of mutual co-operation at the top
levels of Grand Prix motorcycle racing dating back to 1995, when rider Michael
Doohan won his second of five consecutive World GP 500 titles. Since then Repsol
Honda have won seven of the last eleven World Championship crowns and this year,
after having captured the 2006 Constructors' and Teams' Championships at the Japan
round of the Grand Prix series, the team is in strong contention to see Nicky Hayden
capture the Riders' Championship at the controls of his powerful RC211V racer.
The Revolutionary RC211V MotoGP Racer
Now in its final year of competition, the RC211V burst onto the motorcycle
racing scene in 2002, the first year of the four-stroke 1,000cc MotoGP class, and
completely dominated the competition in the hands of Valentino Rossi. Since then, the
RC211V has been a strong contender on the world's racing circuits, delivering up an
awe-inspiring combination of dynamic power from its 990cc fuel-injected four-stroke
V5 engine and fine-tuned control from its highly advanced chassis and suspension
Besides taking its rightful place as one of the dominant forces in MotoGP racing,
the RC211V has also served double duty as a test bed for new advances in motorcycle
technologies born from the tempering fires of competition.
The Mighty CBR1000RR Fireblade
One of the prime beneficiaries of the advanced technologies first pioneered on the
RC211V has been Honda's popular Super Sports flagship, the CBR1000RR Fireblade.
Introduced in 2003, the Fireblade carries a host of race-developed technological
innovations. Among these innovations are its:
PGM-DSFI Dual Sequential Fuel Injection System - which features two separate
sets of injectors programmed to operate at low and high engine speeds to ensure optimal
fuel feed, combustion efficiency and performance at all engine speeds.
Mass-Centralised Chassis Configuration - which concentrates the weight and mass
of such large components as the engine and fuel tank closer to the vehicle's centremost
rotating axes to reduce inertia, resulting in lighter and sharper response to steering
Gravity Die-Cast Aluminium Frame - which achieves a high balance of rigidity and
strength for the swift, responsive handling control required for circuit conquest, and
valued highest by sports riders everywhere.
Unit-Pro-Arm Swingarm - which integrates the entire rear suspension system into
the body of the swingarm, which mounts to the rear end of the engine cases to effective
isolate the frame and its steering head from the lateral and torsional stresses produced at
the rear wheel during cornering at high speeds.
Radial-Mount Front Brake Callipers - which pull the Fireblade quickly and
smoothly down from top speed for well-controlled corner entry with remarkably precise
Honda Electronic Steering Damper - which reduces sudden fluctuations in steering
head operation during high-speed riding and strong acceleration, but automatically
minimises its restrictive effect on steering at low speeds.
These and other advanced, race-bred technologies have made the CBR1000RR
Fireblade both an excellent Super Sports streetbike and a highly competitive world-class
racer. As testimony, over the five years since its auspicious debut, the Fireblade has won
a large share of racing gold to go along with the accolades heaped upon it by a broad
cross-section of satisfied sportsbike riders and the praise of the motorcycle press.
The CBR1000RR Repsol Honda Fireblade
With such a vociferous following-and infused as it is with the MotoGP-bred
racing technology to back it up-it was only natural that the CBR1000RR Fireblade be
selected as the ideal model to commemorate Repsol Honda's strong partnership, and the
strong showing of its MotoGP racing machines during the exciting 2006 Motorcycle
Grand Prix season in which they captured both the Team and Constructors' Titles.
Honda thus resolved to mark this occasion with the release of a limited edition
CBR1000RR Fireblade in official Repsol Honda livery that gives its riders the
opportunity to feel a part of this championship team by proudly displaying the
Fireblade's thoroughbred racing heritage with every ride.
A near-exact replica of the intrepid racing machines ridden by Nicky Hayden and
Dani Pedrosa, the new Repsol Honda Fireblade shows its hereditary ties to the mighty
RC211V in the aggressive details of its cowling, chassis and high-performance
componetry. Now, with this bold new colour scheme, the exciting Repsol Honda
Fireblade leaves no mistaking where it's bloodline springs from. For riders with the
bravado to boldly proclaim their allegiance to the most successful MotoGP racing team
of the last decade, the new Repsol Honda Fireblade is certainly second to none in
performance, panache and sheer, unadulterated audaciousness.
A motorcycle to be seen on, the new CBR1000RR Repsol Honda Fireblade
proudly stands as an eye-catching moving milestone signifying some of the most
impressive advances in motorcycle racing engineering in recent years. For those who
know it and love it, nothing else will do.
Repsol Colours: Savory Orange (with Pearl Siren Blue)
Specifications CBR1000RR Fireblade ED-type
Engine Type - Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4
Displacement - 998cm³
Bore x Stroke - 75 x 56.5mm
Compression Ratio - 12.2 : 1
Max. Power Output - 126.4kW / 12,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque - 114.5Nm / 10,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
Idling Speed - 1,200min-1
Oil Capacity - 3.8 litres
Carburation - PGM-DSFI electronic fuel injection
Throttle Bore - 44mm
Aircleaner - Dry, cylindrical-type paper filter x 2
Fuel Tank Capacity - 18 litres (including 4-litre LCD-indicated reserve)
Ignition System - Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic
Ignition Timing - 8.2° BTDC (idle) ~ 45° BTDC (7,500min-1)
Sparkplug Type - NGK: IMR9C-9HES, ND: VUH27EC
Starter - Electric
Battery Capacity - 12V / 10AH
ACG Output - 344W
Headlights - 12V, 55W x 1 (low) / 55W x 2 (high)
Clutch - Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Clutch Operation - Hydraulic
Transmission - 6-speed
Primary Reduction - 1.604 (77/48)
Gear Ratio - 1 2.538 (33/13), 2; 1.941 (33/17), 3; 1.578 (30/19), 4; 1.380 (29/21), 5; 1.250 (25/20), 6; 1.160 (29/25)
Final Reduction - 2.625 (42/16)
Final Drive - #530 O-ring sealed chain
Frame Type - Diamond; aluminium composite twin-spar
Dimensions - (LxWxH) 2,030 x 720 x 1,118mm
Wheelbase - 1,400mm
Caster Angle - 23° 30'
Trail - 100mm
Turning Radius - 3.34m
Seat Height - 831mm
Ground Clearance - 130mm
Dry Weight - 176kg
Kerb Weight - 203kg (F: 105kg; R: 98kg)
Max. Carrying Capacity - 180kg
Loaded Weight - 353kg
Suspension Type - Front; 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge-type telescopic fork with
stepless preload, compression and rebound adjustment, 120mm axle travel, Rear; Unit Pro-Link with gas-charged HMAS damper featuring 13-step preload and stepless compression and rebound damping adjustment, 135mm axle travel
Wheels - Front; Hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium, Rear; Hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size - Front; 17M/C x MT3.50, Rear; 17M/C x MT6
Tyre Size - Front; 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W), Rear; 190/50 ZR17M/C (73W)
Tyre Pressure - Front; 250kPa, Rear; 290kPa
Brakes - Front; 320 x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with 4-piston callipers and
sintered metal pads, Rear; 220 x 5mm hydraulic disc with single-piston calliper and
sintered metal pads
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.