So as expected, the base model 2017 Honda CBR1000RR uses lower-spec suspension and braking components than its SP sibling, but thankfully it retains all of the other engine, chassis, and electronic upgrades that we have already seen.
This includes the CBR1000RR’s new magnesium casings, titanium fuel tank, five-spoke wheels, and internal engine modifications. In total, this means that the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR makes 190hp and weighs 432 lbs at the curb.
As for the changes, suspension is handled by Showa 43mm large-volume BPF forks at the front, and with the Show Balance Free Rear Cushion (BFRC) shock in the rear, while braking is done by four-piston Tokico calipers up front, as well.
As we have already seen with the SP and SP2 models, the base model Honda CBR1000RR will come with a five-axis IMU, which will help govern the traction control system (Honda calls this Honda Selectable Torque Control, or HSTC) as well as the radially mounted brakes.
When these systems are combined with the new ride-by-wire throttle and fuel-injection engine mapping, it enables the Honda CBR1000RR to use the latest technology available to intelligently manage the front and rear wheel grip, while under acceleration and braking.
The cornering ABS is optional of course, with Honda giving American riders the choice of not having ABS on-board their machine.
The ABS actuators add an extra three pounds to the CBR1000RR’s curb weight, and will likely come with a price increase as well, though we would think prudent CBR owner would want to take advantage of the benefits that cornering ABS brings.
It’s worth mention that an up/down quickshifter is available too, as an aftermarket part from Honda.
There is no word yet on pricing and availability for the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR base model in the US market. So keep an eye out for that, at a later time.
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