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HONDA CBR1000RR FIREBLADE (2019-on) Review

Published: 06 November 2018

Honda have separated some control systems, and backed-off the nannying of others

The standard 2019-on Honda Fireblade

Honda have separated some control systems, and backed-off the nannying of others

  • At a glance
  • 999cc  -  189 bhp
  • Medium seat height (832mm)

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.

Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2019
Year discontinued -
New price -
Used price -
Warranty term -
Running costs
Insurance group -
Annual road tax £88
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 189 bhp
Max torque 84 ft-lb
Top speed -
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption -
Tank range -
Specification
Engine size 999cc
Engine type liquid-cooled inline-four
Frame type -
Fuel capacity -
Seat height 832mm
Bike weight 196kg
Front suspension -
Rear suspension -
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  • The standard 2019-on Honda Fireblade
  • The 2019 bike gets improved electronics
  • The standard 2019 Fireblade is available in multiple colour schemes
  • The 2019-on Honda Fireblade SP
  • ABS intervention has been improved to aid braking
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