Honda has reduced the price of the flagship litre class bike, the CBR Fireblade in India. There is a drop of about Rs. 2 lakh in the price due to the recent custom duty reductions. The price of the CBR 1000RR has gone down from Rs. 16.79 lakh to Rs. 14.78 lakh, ex-showroom. Honda has also announced a price reduction on the high-performance variant CBT 1000RR SP in the market. The price of the SP has come down to Rs. 18.68 lakh from Rs. 21.22 lakh, which is a reduction of a whopping Rs. 2.54 lakh. The money saved is enough to get a new Honda CBR 250R in the Indian market.
The Honda CBR1000RR is a well-known name in the world of superbikes and it is known for its sharp styling and smooth and subtle engine sound. The CBR1000RR is a legendary bike that is derived from the Honda RC213V MotoGP bike. Honda launched an all-new version of the motorcycle in 2017 marking the 25 years of existence of the motorcycle.
The popular bike is powered by a 999cc in-line four-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 191.6 Bhp at 13,000 rpm and 114 Nm of peak torque at 11,000 rpm. The bike weighs 195 kg, which is 16 kg lighter than the previous model. The new CBR is a 90% new bike, as per Honda. This gives a deadly 14% increase in the power-to-weight ratio.
The bike gets a long list of features that includes a gyroscopic ABS system, ride-by-wire-, 9-level traction control system, selectable engine braking, electronic steering damper and various power modes that change the power output of the bike. The performance version, Fireblade SP also gets a semi-active Ohlins Electronic Control (S-EC) suspension at the front and rear, this controls the stiffness of the suspension depending on the ride. The SP version also gets a quick-shifter and downshift assist. Both the motorcycles get a full-colour TFT screen.
With the price cut, the Fireblade has become the most affordable litre-class motorcycle in India. Yet these motorcycles are very expensive due to the high tax. None of the manufacturers makes the litre-class motorcycles in India due to their low demand.