HONDA CBR1000RR FIREBLADE (2019 - on) Review

At a glance

Power: 189 bhp
Seat height: Medium (32.8 in / 832 mm)
Weight: Medium (432 lbs / 196 kg)

Prices

New N/A
Used £10,500

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

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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 -
New price -
Used price £10,500
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 -

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