We continue to wait to see what pricing will be on the 2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP (whew! say that three times fast!), when it comes to the USA later this summer.
Our Bothan spy tipsters have pointed to the new Fireblade as being a pricey superbike (we have been expecting a roughly $25,000 price tag), and American Honda’s decision to import only the up-spec SP model adds further fuel to the fire that some price-point trickery is afoot.
With pricing already shown for the UK market, and seemingly confirming out suspicion, now we have another data point, as pricing on mainland Europe is finally out, and it seems to confirm the trend.
Priced at €26,990 in Italy (pricing throughout Europe always varies slightly between the countries), the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is certainly an expensive machine, which gives us some insight for the USA.
Before we get to that though, it is worth also noting that the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade base model is going to hit European wallets for €22,990, which is perhaps an indication as to why American Honda is deciding not to import the machine, opting instead to keep the previous generation Honda CBR10000RR as its liter-bike entry point.
Back to the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, today’s information helps us navigate what pricing could look like once the 215hp monster gets into the USA.
For comparison, the Honda CB1000R sells for €13,800 in Italy, but has a $12,999 MSRP in the USA. Similarly, the Honda Africa Twin CRF1100L goes for €14,990 across the pond, while retail in the USA is $14,399.
These two models show a 600 to 800 currency unit window of range in pricing between the two countries, which is quite far off from where a simple currency exchange analysis should take us, which indicates to us to still expect close to a $26,000 price tag for the 2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP.
This assessment jives with our earlier prediction made for the US market, when the UK pricing was announced…let’s call it $25,999 MSRP for American dealers.
To boast a little bit, our math on our previous pricing story also correctly predicted the €27,000 price tag for Europe on the SP, as well as the €23,000 price on the base model, so our confidence on this American price tag is pretty high.
Of course, time will have the final answer for us. It shouldn’t be long now before official pricing on the Honda CBR1000RR-R SP is released.