2012 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade
Honda has recently released the first offical pics of the 2012 CBR1000RR Fireblade, which also happens to be the 20th Anniversary model. The 2012 Fireblade was revealed simultaneously at the Le Mans 24 hours round of the Endurance World Championship in France, and the eleventh round of the 2011 World Superbike Championship in Imola, Italy.
‘I've got a real soft spot for the Fireblade. I've ridden it in many different racing events over the years and had a lot of success with it. In fact, some of the most memorable moments of my career have been on the Fireblade,’ said Honda rider and IoM TT legend, John McGuinness, while unveiling the new bike at Le Mans. ‘It’s pretty exciting and I'm honoured that I was chosen to do it,’ he added.
The 2012 Fireblade boasts a 999cc engine with 175 horsepower at 12,000rpm and 112Nm of torque at 8,500 revs weight in at just over 440lbs. The new ’Blade will be available in white, red and black color schemes.