Honda’s CBR1000RR and CBR1000RR C-ABS lead a blizzard of tweaked and colour-changed Hondas for 2010.
Under the new paintschemes a handful of subtle crankshaft-focused changes aim to make the bike a stronger platform for racing.
The new Fireblades get:
- Sharper rear styling with revised shape and new tail-light with clear lens
- Sharper end can appearance with aluminium cover
- New graphics and colours
- Increased crankshaft inertia mass
- Stronger crank
The new colours are:
- Graphite Black (White/Black stripes)
- Digital Silver Metallic/ Pearl Fire Orange
- Tweaked HRC tricolour
- Graphite Black (Black special)
Honda on the engine changes: “In order to maximise enjoyment of sports riding, innovations have been made to absorb fluctuations in engine torque and improve throttle control. The ACG flywheels have been made bigger and crankshaft rigidity has been enhanced to fit the flywheel size, increasing crankshaft inertia mass by 6.87%. This enables generation of optimal crankshaft inertia mass during racing, improving throttle control and racing potential. This has been achieved without any increase in weight through the use of lightweight components including an aluminium cylinder head sealing bolt, thin-walled flange section for the exhaust pipe and a smaller fan motor.”
Honda on its styling changes: “The 2010 Fireblade styling adds further highlights to the motorcycle’s pared-down and purposeful design. The overall form dispenses with anything that doesn’t support the twin goals of minimal weight and optimal mass centralisation. The rear fender has been sharpened and a clear-lens tail-light added. For 2010 the indicators and licence plate holder have been integrated into a compact and convenient assembly which can now be easily detached from the rear fender unit for closed track riding. The low-slung exhaust features a new, redesigned muffler with a top-quality aluminium finish.
Designed for excellent handling, the front cowl is short and compact, incorporating acutely styled dual ram-air intakes and striking line-beam headlights. Its styling emphasises the bike’s dynamic performance while maximising its aerodynamic efficiency. For 2010 its aggressive, race-ready appearance has been updated with new graphics and stripes on the middle front cowl on all versions but Graphite Black (Black special).”
No price change information has been released.
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