If you were an American hoping to buy the new Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, you better hold onto your butt because we just got pricing on this incredible new superbike, and it will cost $28,500 in the United States.
The US pricing is a considerable break from Honda’s normal pricing scheme (and our own predictions here at A&R), and is more in line with the currency costs found in other markets.
Despite our numerical estimations being wrong, the news that the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP would be an expensive motorcycle for the US market remains true, and its price remains subsidized below the currency exchange rate.
The situation for American superbike buyers goes unchanged, however, as the out-the-door price on the new Fireblade will surely tip into the $30,000 range in most states.
Of course, for that price tag you get one of the most powerful and advanced superbikes on the market – with Honda claiming 215hp (160 kW) coming from the machine’s inline-four engine.
Honda is also claiming a 443 lbs (201 kg) wet weight for the CBR1000RR-R, which puts the Fireblade as one of the lightest superbikes on the market.
Other tech features include a refined electronics package, with a six-axis IMU, as well as fixed aerodynamic winglets.
All-in-all, the new Honda CBR1000RR-R is one of the most anticipated motorcycles for the year, and Big Red is pinning big hopes on the machine’s ability to win the WorldSBK Championship.
The US market is expecting the 2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP to arrive in dealerships in June 2020, while our compatriots across the pond will get the new Fireblade as a true 2020 model year delivery in a couple months’ time.
For those who can’t wait that long, or who can’t find the coin, the previous generation CBR1000RR is still available from Honda, for the more modest price of $16,499.
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Source: American Honda