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Hot off the press folks, the 2017 CBR1000 SP. After waiting and watching the rest of the superbike class run away in the distance, Honda has retooled the Fireblade 1000cc CBR. With the offerings from the other main contenders (most notably BMW, Ducati, Yamaha, and Kawasaki) with their high output electronics laden hyper speed machines dominating not only on spec sheets but in real world performance and winning races; including taking a big bite out of the iconic TT on the Isle of Mann. The TT, where Honda CBR's had been holding the lion's share of podiums for most of the last 2 decades (23 wins to be exact) and dominating the top ten, the last few years had seen that trend slip. With increased hp and a full cupboard of electronic wizardry and revised Ohlins suspension goodies, one has to ask but one question: "Is it enough?" You be the judge. Sorry, no actual photos available as yet, the release pics are copy protected (so far anyway) but the bike is lean and mean, and decidedly better. But the Honda US site has it up: http://powersports.honda.com/2017/cbr1000rr.aspx
Here's a brief on the new 'blade:

MARKHAM, ON (October 4th, 2016) – The Honda CBR1000RR SP goes to the next stage of Total Control. Power to weight ratio is improved by 14% - reaching the best level ever for the CBR - thanks to a 15kg weight reduction and 8kW power boost. It’s also equipped with semi-active Öhlins Electronic Control suspension, plus Honda Selectable Torque Control, Selectable Engine Brake, new ABS, Quickshifter, Downshift Assist, Riding Mode Select System and Power Selector. RC213V-S MotoGP derived technology elevates the riding experience even further.

Now Honda is big on not getting too vocal about hp ratings and publishing is not one of their strong suits (corporate shies away from hp boasts) but "unofficially" claims 141kw or 190 on the pony scale; considerably more than previous hints of 170+/- of the previous SP. Which was already a good bike, just not in the same league as the affore mentioned race track contenders. No Cdn $price as yet either...TBA. But US pricing is speculated at under $20k for the SP, and a whopping $25k for the full monty SP2
 

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I have a no sport bike policy so when are you getting one
 

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detdrbuzzard said: "so when are you getting one"
Hehe, just as soon as Honda Canada wants to sponsor me at the track...so not any day soon.:LaughHard:

Some pretty cool stuff on the SP2 though, even a timer that would show how slow I am. Don't see a lean angle indicator though....:crying:
 

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Of course it's fast............it's red.
 
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