HONDA CBR1000RR FIREBLADE (2019 - on) Review

At a glance

Owners' reliability rating: 2 out of 5 (2/5)
Annual servicing cost: £100
Power: 189 bhp
Seat height: Medium (32.8 in / 832 mm)
Weight: Medium (432 lbs / 196 kg)

Prices

New N/A
Used £10,300 - £11,500

Overall rating

Next up: Ride & brakes

The Fireblade, and its hotter SP brother, get a raft of electronics changes to improve its performance characteristics for 2019. With many complaining that the Blade’s overly keen interventions hinder fast riding, Honda have separated some control systems, and backed-off the nannying of others.

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Their Honda Selectable Torque Control can now take tyre profile into its calculations, meaning more precise intervention on corner exit. The wheelie control is now separated from HSTC so that riders can set high intervention with low HSTC, for example.

There are three levels, and its function has also been improved. Closed throttle actuation has been sharpened with a 45% faster reaction time between shutting the throttle and the rpm dropping, while the aggression has been increased when opening the throttle in Power Mode 1 for faster corner exits.

Finally, the ABS intervention has been reduced to improve braking force prior to the system kicking in. A few licks of paint aside, that’s your lot.

Ride quality & brakes

Next up: Engine

Engine

Next up: Reliability

Reliability & build quality

Next up: Value

Value vs rivals

Next up: Equipment

Equipment

Specs

Engine size 999cc
Engine type liquid-cooled inline-four
Frame type -
Fuel capacity -
Seat height 832mm
Bike weight 196kg
Front suspension -
Rear suspension -
Front brake -
Rear brake -
Front tyre size -
Rear tyre size -

Mpg, costs & insurance

Average fuel consumption -
Annual road tax £93
Annual service cost £100
New price -
Used price £10,300 - £11,500
Insurance group -
How much to insure?
Warranty term -

Top speed & performance

Max power 189 bhp
Max torque 84 ft-lb
Top speed -
1/4 mile acceleration -
Tank range -

Owners' reviews for the HONDA CBR1000RR FIREBLADE (2019 - on)

1 owner has reviewed their HONDA CBR1000RR FIREBLADE (2019 - on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

Review your HONDA CBR1000RR FIREBLADE (2019 - on)

Summary of owners' reviews

Overall rating: 3 out of 5 (3/5)
Ride quality & brakes: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Engine: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Reliability & build quality: 2 out of 5 (2/5)
Value vs rivals: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Equipment: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Annual servicing cost: £100
3 out of 5 Overal a good bike
18 July 2020 by Matty

Year: 2019

Annual servicing cost: £100

Great bike. Fun to ride, easy to drive and live with. Has done everything from a Sunday shop, commute to work and odd track day. Let done by some quality/reliability issues which is unfortunate having had several Honda motorcycles previously with no issues at all

Ride quality & brakes 5 out of 5

I mainly use the bike for commuting and Sunday’s drives and it takes several hours before I get any major pains. Brakes are great and do what they’re meant to (slow you down)

Engine 5 out of 5

It is flexible and makes a great noise. I did change the standard can for an aftermarket version and it just made it sound so much better

Reliability & build quality 2 out of 5

I bought this bike brand new and I’ve had a few quality/reliability issues, ranging from replacement petrol tank to nuts and bolts issues which is unexpected from a new bike. Garage was great though and everything was fixed with no issues.

Value vs rivals 5 out of 5

For a superbike servicing costs are cheaper than some smaller bikes I have had previously

Equipment 4 out of 5

It should have came with quickshifter as standard

Buying experience: Garage I bought from we’re and have always been brilliant and will continue to use for the foreseeable

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