Leon Haslam thrashing the Fireblade at the Losail track
Honda released a series of videos with the new 2020 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. The superbike is ridden at the Losail track in Qatar by Leon Haslam. The rider explains how the superbike handles on the track.
The 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is put through its paces by Haslam and the rider is telling his thoughts on the new superbike.
In the video, he explains how the Fireblade tackles the corners and how it performs under hard acceleration and braking.
Haslam says that the 2020 Fireblade was developed very close to the race model he uses in WorldSBK.
The standard version of the 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R SP Fireblade delivers 217 firstname.lastname@example.org rpm. Moreover, Honda claims that the superbike has the most powerful naturally aspirated inline four-cylinder on the motorcycle market.
Furthermore, the bike has aerodynamic winglets inspired by the MotoGP RC213V bike. These features will come in handy against its competition with BMW S1000RR, Ducati Panigale V4 S or Yamaha R1.
The Fireblade features improved electronics such as HSTC (Honda’s Traction Control) which was revised. Other features include start mode, six-axes IMU to control acceleration and power delivery at the wheel. Also, the superbike is fitted with engine brake, wheelie control, quickshifter and ride-by-wire throttle.
The videos are the first episodes in a series of ten featuring WorldSBK riders Leon Haslam and Alvaro Bautista, three-time Endurance World Champion Freddy Foray, Honda Switzerland ambassador Dominique Aegerter and IDM rider Alessandro Polita.
Deliveries of the 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R SP Fireblade have started at dealerships across Europe from the beginning of March. The price tag on the European market is set at €26.990.