HONDA CBR1000RR FIREBLADE (2019 - on) Review
At a glance
|Owners' reliability rating:|
|Annual servicing cost:||£100|
Overall ratingNext 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 & brakesNext up: Engine
EngineNext up: Reliability
Reliability & build qualityNext up: Value
Value vs rivalsNext up: Equipment
|Engine type||liquid-cooled inline-four|
|Front tyre size||-|
|Rear tyre size||-|
Mpg, costs & insurance
|Average fuel consumption||-|
|Annual road tax||£93|
|Annual service cost||£100|
|Used price||£10,300 - £11,500|
How much to insure?
Top speed & performance
|Max power||189 bhp|
|Max torque||84 ft-lb|
|1/4 mile acceleration||-|
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.
Summary of owners' reviews
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|Value vs rivals:|
|Annual servicing cost:||£100|
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
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)
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
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.
For a superbike servicing costs are cheaper than some smaller bikes I have had previously
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