Here Is the Base Model 2017 Honda CBR1000RR

11/07/2016 @ 1:04 pm, by Jensen Beeler12 COMMENTS

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When it came time to unveil its new revised superbike, Honda wisely debuted its premium and homologation models first, at October’s INTERMOT show in Cologne, Germany.

With EICMA now here, we can finally see the bike that most enthusiasts will find in their garage, the base model 2017 Honda CBR1000RR.

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.

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

17YM CBR1000RR Fireblade

Source: Honda

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  • MrDefo

    I have to say that that looks and sounds like a sweet bike to have. I know America’s all about not having nannies on their bikes, but cornering ABS sounds like too good to pass up, whether you’re on the track or not.

  • transistorplanet

    “makes 190hp and weighs 432 lbs.” Let’s stop and think about for a second. That’s nearly a 1:1 hp:kg ratio. That’s like taking two Pro Stock drag CAR engines and dropping them in a Honda Fit.

    Except instead of running on pure kryptonite and blowing up every 10,000rpms, you have a factory warranty and can commute on one for about the price of a nice used Corolla.

  • Stephen Mears

    …yeah, I want it. Will look very tasteful with those decals removed. Very classy looking hyper machine with all of the gadgetry to minimize throwing it in the grass at a track day.

  • Sheik Hossain

    Does the base model keep the LED headlights and other led lights as well?

  • brittonx

    Yes, all LED lights!

  • Gary

    Totally dig the Ti fuel tank. I hope this becomes a new trend.

  • ColonelClaw

    Plus, it’s a Honda, which means it will still be running in 2117

  • ColonelClaw

    I feel Jenson and Quentin will be particularly happy to see the kick-stand indicator on the dash

  • Andre Capitao Melo

    We motorcyclists have an immense advantage over car guys, price-wise. I keep watching some comparison/reviews on youtube car channels and can’t stop laughing at a Ferrari or Lambo (the entry models at least) having worse 0-400 times than my “noob bike” ER-6.

  • Andre Capitao Melo

    It would be more expensive to design an halogen lighting system than using the LED one.

  • Stephen Mears

    I wouldn’t be too exited just yet. The ’14 VFR800 I own has LED headlights which are amazing until the bike gets any amount of lean. The cutoff is too sharp, and without lean-activated lights the inside if the turn does not get illuminated.

  • Tore

    I like it in the black colors :-)