Unveiled last year at the EICMA exhibition, the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP 30th Anniversary Edition is now available in Malaysia.
Designed to celebrate the original Fireblade and 30 years of continuous challenges since the introduction of that 1992 game-changer, the stunning Limited Edition 30th Anniversary version of the Fireblade SP is priced at RM208,000.
Its tricolour paint scheme pays faithful homage to the original, with the ultra-modern feel of the 20YM stripe layout merged with ‘brushstroke’ style elements of the 1992 machine. The Design Project leader of that first model’s unforgettable paint work, Hiroaki Tsukui, is also responsible for what you see here.
The changes are more than skin deep, with technical changes to the 214 hp inline four-cylinder engine that focus on improving mid-corner acceleration and drive. The final drive sprocket also goes up 3 teeth, to 43, further boosting acceleration through each ratio.
Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) has been optimised for refined rear tyre traction management with input from HRC’s riders, and throttle feel even further refined.
A new material and surface finish for the Fireblade’s front Nissin brake calipers’ pistons improves braking performance and consistency in race conditions.
The Fireblade SP’s Öhlins Smart Electronic Control (SE-C) and Brembo equipment continue to offer top-draw suspension and braking, alongside a newly optimised quick shifter.
Powering the CBR1000RR-R SP 30th Anniversary Edition is a 1,000cc inline four-cylinder engine that produces 214 hp at 14,500 rpm and 112 Nm of torque at 12,500 rpm, which is paired with a 6-speed transmission with quickshifter and a wet-type slipper clutch.
Also part of the package is a fully digital TFT-LCD display which starts up with the ‘Ring of Fire’ animation, a unique serial number engraved on the handlebar, 30th Anniversary logo on the fuel tank cover, a special Smart Key fob, and an Akrapovic exhaust system with the 30th Anniversary logo.
Other standard features include three riding modes, adjustable power modes, engine braking, a wheelie control feature, Honda’s HSTC traction control, a six-axis IMU management system, wheelie control, cornering ABS, as well as Honda’s HESD electronic steering damper.