News 7 Nov 2019

SP the lone 2020 CBR1000RR-R coming to Australia

Highly-anticipated Superbike set for 2020 Q2 arrival.

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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.

The all-new Superbike was revealed this week at EICMA in Milan, where the CBR1000RR-R and up-spec CBR1000RR-R SP versions were unveiled.

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.

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