Highly-anticipated Superbike set for 2020 Q2 arrival.
Honda Motorcycles Australia has confirmed the SP variant of the 2020 CBR1000RR-R will be the sole model brought into the country, with an anticipated delivery during Q2 next year.
Honda, which currently sells standard, SP, and SP2 versions of the 2019 model, has indicated a HRC-inspired Grand Prix Red and Matte Pearl Black colourways will be made available locally.
Heavily inspired by the RC213V MotoGP machine and its street-legal RC213V-S counterpart, the 2020 CBR1000RR-R SP is powered by the most powerful inline four-cylinder engine that Honda has ever made.
Sharing the same bore and stroke as the RC213V-S, the 2020 CBR1000RR-R SP delivers maximum power of 160kW at 14500rpm and peak torque of 113Nm at 12500rpm while tipping the scales at only 201kg.
It utilises a cutting-edge aerodynamic package – also influenced by HRC’s multiple championship-winning RC213V – works in tandem with a new Bosch six-axis IMU.
The SP model boasts a new 43mm Ohlins NPX front fork that replaces the NIX fork of the previous model and second-generation Ohlins Object Based Tuning interface (OBTi) offers finer control of settings front and rear. The front discs are larger in diameter and worked by new Brembo Stylema four-piston calipers while the ABS is adjustable for track riding.
For more information, visit www.motorcycles.honda.com.au.