Video: ABS Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade gets MCN thumbs-up

By Michael Neeves -

First rides & tests

 16 December 2008 14:04

Honda recently launched their new-for-2009 ABS equipped Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade in Qatar - and our verdict is the system works.

The electronically-controlled ‘brake-by-wire’ system on the new Fireblade is revolutionary, totally unique on a motorcycle and very, very clever. It will save your skin in an emergency and give maximum braking power and complete stability for anyone, whenever you need it.

  • Watch Michael Neeves' video explanation of how the Fireblade ABS works

Most importantly it won’t detract from the pant-wetting experience that riding a 180mph superbike gives you. 

For more and full technical details, check out the December 17 edition of MCN, on sale now.

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