2018 Honda CBR1000RR priced Rs 2 lakh cheaper
9th Apr 2018 2:28 pm
Prices for both Honda Fireblade models go down, in line with the recent custom duty reductions.
Honda has revised prices for its CBR1000RR and CBR1000RR SP. The price for the standard CBR1000RR has gone down from Rs 16.79 lakh to Rs 14.78 lakh – a drop of Rs 2.01 lakh. Meanwhile, the price for the SP has gone down from Rs 21.22 lakh to Rs 18.68 lakh – a drop of Rs 2.54 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi). This price-drop is thanks to the recently announced 25 percent drop in CBU custom duties.
Back in 2017, the Japanese bike maker launched its all-new generation of the CBR1000RR series, which marked 25 years of existence for this particular line of motorcycles. At its heart is a 999cc in-line-four engine that puts out 191.6hp at 13,000rpm (10hp more than before) and 114Nm of torque at 11,000rpm. Honda claimed it revised 90 percent of the motorcycle to obtain a weight reduction of 16kg, bringing the bike’s kerb weight down to 195kg. This reduction in weight – coupled with the aforementioned increase in power – increased the bike’s power-to-weight ratio by 14 percent.
The Fireblade is loaded with electronics, including a gyroscopic ABS system, ride-by-wire, 9-level traction control, selectable engine braking, an electronic steering damper and a power selector. The Fireblade SP additionally gets semi-active Ohlins Electronic Control (S-EC) suspension at the front and rear (43mm NIX30 inverted forks up front and a TTX36 monoshock round the back), a quickshifter and downshift assist. Both bikes get full-colour TFT screens in their cockpits.
The ex-showroom, Mumbai prices for the CBR1000RR and CBR1000RR SP are Rs 15.19 lakh and Rs 18.97 lakh. At these revised prices, the Firebade is the most affordable litre-class supersport in India. Other bike makers who have announced revised prices are Suzuki, Yamaha, BMW, Ducati, Indian and Harley-Davidson. Kawasaki and Aprilia, however, are yet to announce updated prices for their respective models.