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2015 Honda CBR1000RR-SP Repsol Edition Review
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CBR1000RR SP – pure sport…
Once in a great while there comes a high performance machine so perfectly balanced and intuitive to operate that it becomes one with its operator, achieving seamless integration. The CBR1000RR SP is that machine. More and more engineers are using computer assisted electronic aids to bridge the gap between man and machine, but in doing so something is lost, the feeling of control is diminished, the reward to the senses faded, the experience compromised. Noticeably absent on the CBR1000RR SP are electronic aids of any kind; engineers instead took a different, perhaps more laborious, approach.
Starting with arguably one of the most balanced sporting platforms available, the CBR1000RR, engineers added top shelf componentry known for excellent feel, feedback and control. The SP chassis wears circuit-ready Ã–hlins suspension front and rear, plus Brembo four-piston mono bloc calipers, and has frame revisions and new top and bottom yokes to suit. A sleek solo seat saves weight and positions the rider exactly where he needs to be, while Pirelli Supercorsa SP tires provide the finishing touch. Confident they had the right hardware, engineers then started the real work, hours and hours were spent painstakingly testing and fine-tuning the communication and feedback between rider and machine, until they were sure they had the rewarding experience they desired. To top it all off, factory-matched pistons and con-rods were added to ensure optimum internal engine balance, and the whole package was wrapped in its own unique Tricolour paint and trademark Honda gold wheels. Decades from now, historians may look back and proclaim that the CBR1000RR SP was one of the last pure sporting machines ever built.
No motorcycle connects rider, machine and road like a sportbike. The immediate acceleration, the chassis that feels like an extension of your own skeleton, the power, the handling—and the bigger the sportbike, the more intense the experience.
Honda’s CBR1000RR has long been the ultimate Superbike for experienced aficionados, and the 2015 CBR1000RR is really something special. First off, we’re celebrating Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez’s back-to-back World Championships with some special graphics packages on the standard and SP models. Then there’s the CBR1000RR ABS version, with the most sophisticated brake package in the class. But here’s the biggest news: Track-day enthusiasts need to check out the CBR1000RR SP Repsol Edition version. With fully adjustable Ã–hlins front and rear suspension, Brembo front brakes and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SC premium tires. The SP also includes a special lightweight subframe with solo seat cowl. The SP doesn’t stop there, with hand-selected engine parts for weight and balance, including pistons and connecting rods.
A track-focused CBR1000RR Fireblade featuring Ã–hlins front and rear suspension, Brembo mono block front brake calipers, single seat unit and sharing the CBR1000RR’s uprated cylinder head and power boost, plus factory-matched engine internals. Inspired by 2013 and 2014 MotoGP champion Marc Marquez the 2015 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP will be available with special Repsol #93 replica paint.
In Japanese to give something ‘edge’ is to add polish. And for the dedicated track day goer that’s exactly what the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP has been given: ‘Total Control’ with an extra edge.
The chassis wears circuit-ready front and rear Ã–hlins suspension plus Brembo four-piston mono block calipers, with frame revisions and new top and bottom yokes to suit. Honda’s electronic Combined Anti-lock Brake System is an option, with software remapped appropriately. Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres are the finishing touch.
As a track-focused machine there’s no provision for a pillion and a sleek single seat unit saves weight. Further marking the SP version out from standard is its own is a special Repsol #93 replica paint scheme inspired by 2013 and 2014 MotoGP champion Marc Marquez as well as a unique Tricolour paint option – white and two-tone blue, with a central red stripe and trademark Honda gold wheels.
The CBR1000RR Fireblade SP is now available in two colour options:
Vibrant Orange (Repsol Replica)
Ross White (HRC Tricolore)
2015 Honda CBR1000RR-SP Repsol Edition www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
•999cc Liquid-Cooled Inline Four-Cylinder
•Ohlins Inverted Fork Front Suspension
•Brembo Four Piston Front Brake Calipers
The 2015 CBR1000RR is available in three trim levels. The Standard model is available in Red, tri-color, and with Repsol graphics. The ABS model is available in Red, and the SP comes wrapped in Repsol graphics inspired by the two-time MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez and track-ready race parts.
The CBR1000RR standard features top notch suspension components both front and rear. Up front, the 43mm Big Piston Showa fork is smooth and responsive; in the back, the Unit Pro-Link design uses a balance-free rear shock with a double-tube design for a smoother response and better road-holding feel (traction performance).
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The CBR1000RR’s full-screen LCD instrumentation includes a lap timer, trip and fuel-consumption computer, five-level customizable shift indicator, gear-position indicator and peak-rpm memory function.
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The available Combined Anti-Lock Braking System (C-ABS) is the first of its kind on a Superbike. Even the most critical motorcycle testers rave about how well they work. Find out what the experts have to say about this revolutionary feature.
2015 Honda CBR1000RR-SP Repsol Edition www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
The CBR1000RR-SP engine’s cylinder head features polished inlet and exhaust ports with ‘gas-flowed’ combustion chambers to improve efficiency. Gas-flowing (flow-testing through an air-flow bench) effectively improves both the quality and quantity of airflow at high rpm when air resistance becomes much greater; increased combustion efficiency and outright power result. The valve seats have been matched to the cylinder head and the intake funnels are ‘slash cut’, a design used in WSB..
The SP differs from the regular CBR1000RR in the selection of ‘middle value’ pistons and con-rods as the engine is manufactured. Essentially a factory blueprint, each batch of pistons and rods are weighed and those that closely match the middle tolerance – and each other – are used. This injects an even greater level of balance into the engine, especially at the high rpm generated on track..
PGM-DSFI delivers precise fuelling and easily controlled power delivery, especially at low speeds and low rpm, where response is particularly refined, predictable and progressive. At throttle openings of up to 25% the PGM-DSFI delivers relatively fine and consistent changes in power and torque output – perfect for extracting maximum drive at full lean. As throttle openings become larger, the changes in output are progressively greater and the overall result is an engine that responds with great accuracy to rider throttle input, giving superb feel from the rear tire and highly usable, linear acceleration..
The CBR1000RR-SP shares the same smaller diameter exhaust pipe as the CBR1000RR for increased torque..
The MotoGP-derived slipper clutch ensures full power transmission together with ultra-smooth gear shifting and light feel at the lever. In the critical hard braking, down-shifting corner-entry phase it decreases the torque passed from engine to the rear wheel, reducing the chance of traction loss increasing stability..
The SP’s die-cast aluminum twin-spar frame is based on that of the standard CBR1000RR with modifications to match the Ã–hlins suspension. Tuning the frame to increase rider feedback with the suspension’s different performance parameters proved critical during development and the rigidity balance around the rear suspension mount has been revised to give more flex – and therefore feel – for traction..
The Ã–hlins inverted front fork has an outer diameter tube of 55 mm (1 mm more than the standard CBR1000RR’s Showa unit) and the revised top and bottom yoke use a steel, rather than aluminum, steering stem. The top yoke features high precision CNC machining and features a greater surface area in contact with the forks, improving rigidity..
Specialists from Ã–hlins worked with Honda’s engineers and test riders during all stages of development. Fully adjustable, the 43 mm inverted fork and rear shock were developed specifically for the CBR1000RR-SP, to offer superbly balanced all-round performance and greater potential for cutting lap times on a closed circuit..
As on the CBR1000RR the aluminum gull-wing swingarm operates through MotoGP-derived Unit Pro-Link rear suspension. Rake is set at 23° 18’ with trail of 97.5 mm and wheelbase of 1,410 mm. curb weight is 200 kg (441 lb) with front/rear weight distribution of 52.6%/47.4%.
The second-generation Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) monitors speed and tailors damping force accordingly. It enhances stability at high speed by minimizing sudden steering angle changes, while also leaving the steering unrestricted – and light – at low speed..
The CBR1000RR-SP’s riding position is more aggressive than the standard RR’s, for improved racetrack control, leverage and acceleration. The footpegs are set 10 mm further back and the handlebars are wider: 1° lower and 5° more forward. The rear subframe – with no need to support a pillion – is lighter and the revised seat material firmer while the windscreen is designed for improved high-speed aerodynamics..
Subtle changes raise the centre of gravity and improve fast side-to-side transition: seat height is higher by 4.2 mm, with 4.3 mm extra ground clearance. This results in a superior bank angle of 47°12’ compared to 46°20’ for the standard machine..
Brembo mono block four-piston calipers were chosen because of their compatibility and performance potential with the Ã–hlins fork. The caliper body is standard but Brembo manufactured special pistons for use in the CBR1000RR SP, with pad material designed to give consistent and linear feel when braking hard from high speed..
12-spoke cast aluminum wheels perfectly complement the new suspension setup. Super-sticky, track-ready – and fully road legal Pirelli Supercorsa SP tires are fitted front and rear..
Centrally mounted 17.7-litre fuel tank is positioned low in the frame, increasing mass centralization and allowing for a more compact design..
Vibrant orange Repsol livery helps celebrate Honda’s domination of the Moto GP world championships.
Layered fairing design improves the flow of air through the cooling system and also creates a large pocket of calm air around the rider for better comfort. An integrated chin spoiler in the nose reduces aerodynamic lift to improve handling..
Multi-function LCD instrument panel communicates important information, plus includes a lap timer with memory function, five-level shift indicator, user-selectable modes for tachometer display, gear position indicator and more..
Line-beam headlight features two-piece reflector design utilizing two H7 bulbs for optimum light distribution and unique compact design..
LED taillights for improved appearance..
Lightweight maintenance-free battery..
A new compact car-style ‘wave’ design ignition key offers improved security and greatly reduces the chance of breakage..
The CBR1000RR SP can be personalised with a range of Honda Genuine Accessories. And like all Honda Genuine Accessories those for the CBR1000RR fit perfectly because they have been developed alongside the model. They are all subject to Honda’s rigorous testing procedures to make sure they adhere to our exacting quality standards, which is why they’re offered with a two-year Honda warranty.
A painted hugger protects the rear shock absorber from dirt splashes and also adds a high-class, sporty look. The single-piece unit is available in bodywork colours to create a seamless sporting entity.
A range of carbon-fibre accessories give the CBR1000RR the ultimate sports finish and underline the machine’s rich racing heritage. The carbon-fibre hugger is based on that used on the Repsol Honda RC213V in MotoGP and features a Honda Racing logo. An optimised number of carbon layers ensure the perfect balance of weight, handling and durability.
Similarly, at the front end, a carbon-fibre mudguard also reflects the CBR1000RR’s racing pedigree with a Honda Racing logo, while its soft edges and clear coating exude class.
A set of quality carbon-fibre crankcase covers protect the powerplant with an advanced composite cover on the left and, on the right, also protecting the clutch cover, a guard featuring the Honda Racing logo.
A black-tinted high windscreen – 27mm higher than standard – gives added wind protection, while complying fully with European homologation regulations. It also integrates perfectly and, even with its side stays, does not compromise visibility, drivability or manoeuvrability. To underline the CBR1000RR’s racing heritage, a Honda Racing logo is featured on the high screen.
A series of tank pad and fuel filler cover sets
A comfort seat E-cushion
A rear maintenance stand
2 indoor cycle covers and an outdoor cover
A tank bag
A wheel sticker set
A Honda OptiMate 5 battery optimiser
A fairing scuff guard set
2015 Honda CBR1000RR-SP Repsol Edition – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $17299 USD
Engine Type 999cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder Perfected from decades of racing success and boasting factory Superbike-spec
Bore And Stroke 76mm x 55.1mm
Induction Programmed Dual Stage Fuel Injection (PGM-DSFI) with 46mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectors Dual-stage fuel injection ensures spot-on throttle response at all revs with superb low- and high-rpm metering and cleaner burning.
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping Two 3-D fuel-injection maps per cylinder and dual 3-D ignition maps per cylinder pair create the ideal fuel mixture and spark-advance settings for unparalleled rideability.
Compression Ratio 12.3:1
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Transmission Close-ratio six-speed The CBR’s patented slipper clutch is the perfect feature for track days, helping to minimize rear-wheel hop under aggressive downshifting.
Final Drive #530 O-ring-sealed chain
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 43mm Ohlins inverted fork with spring-preload, rebound and compression damping-adjustability; TBD inches travel
Rear Suspension Unit Pro-Link® Ohlins Shock with spring-preload, rebound and compression-damping adjustability; TBD inches travel The CBR’s exclusive MotoGP-developed Unit Pro-Link rear suspension and featherweight aluminum frame combine to deliver ultra-responsive, scalpel-sharp cornering.
Front Brake Brembo four piston calipers with floating 320mm dual discs With its all-new, super-trick electronic Combined ABS, the CBR boasts the most advanced braking system on a production supersport machine.
Rear Brake Single piston caliper 220mm disc With its all-new, super-trick electronic Combined ABS, the CBR boasts the most advanced braking system on a production supersport machine.
Front Tires 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear Tires 190/50ZR-17 radial
Rake 23.0° 3′ (Caster Angle)
Trail 96.0mm (3.7 inches)
Wheelbase 55.5 inches
Seat Height 32.2 inches
Curb Weight 440.9 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.) At 441 pounds wet (i.e., full tank of fuel, engine oil, etc.), the CBR weighs in as one of the lightest open-classers out there.
Fuel Capacity 4.6 gallons
Miles Per Gallon TBD
Available Colors Pearl White/Red/Blue
Model Id CBR1000RR SP
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Note Standard against which all other literbikes are measured
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2015 Honda CBR1000RR-SP Repsol Edition – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Bore & Stroke
76 mm x 55.1 mm
Chain-driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Programmed Dual Sequential Fuel Injection system (PGM-DSFI)
#530 O-ring-sealed chain
43 mm inverted Ã–hlins Fork with full adjustability; 120 mm (4.7 in.) travel
Unit Pro-Link with fully adjustable Ã–hlins Rear Shock; 138 mm (5.4 in.) travel
120/70ZR – 17 radial front; 190/50ZR – 17 radial rear
Front dual 320 mm discs with radial-mounted Brembo four-piston mono bloc calipers; rear single 220 mm disc with single-piston caliper.
818 mm (32.2 in.)
1,410 mm (55.5 in.)
200 kg (441 lb) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
Vibrant Orange Repsol
12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus
2015 Honda CBR1000RR-SP Repsol Edition – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £14999 GBP (On The Road).
Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4
Bore ´ Stroke 76 x 55.1mm
Compression Ratio 12.3:1
Max. Power Output 133kW @ 12,250rpm
(F-type: 78kW @ 11,000rpm)
Max. Torque 114Nm @ 10,500rpm
(F-type: 86Nm @ 7,000rpm)
Oil Capacity 3.7L
Carburation PGM-DSFI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.5L
Fuel Consumption 18.0km/l ( WMTC mode*)
Battery Capacity 12V/6AH
ACG Output 409W
Clutch Type Wet, multiplate with diaphragm spring
Transmission Type 6-speed
Final Drive #530 O-ring sealed chain
Type Diamond; aluminium composite twin-spar
Dimensions (L´W´H) 2,080 x 720 x 1,141mm
Caster Angle 23° 30′
Seat Height 820mm
Ground Clearance 130mm
Kerb Weight 199kg (ABS: 210kg)
Type Front Telescopic inverted fork with an inner tube diameter of 43mm, and a NIX30 (OHLINS) Front Fork with preload, compression and rebound adjustment, 120mm stroke
Type Rear Unit Pro-Link with gas-charged TTX36 (OHLINS) damper featuring 8mm preload and 22 click compression and 22click rebound damping adjustment. 60mm stroke.
Type Front 12-spoke cast aluminium
Type Rear 12-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size Front 17M/C x MT3.5
Rim Size Rear 17M/C x MT6
Tyres Front 120/70 -ZR17M/C (W)
Tyres Rear 190/50 -ZR17M/C (W)
ABS System Type Electronic Combined ABS
Type Front 320 x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with 4-piston Brembo Monobloc calipers and sintered metal pads
Type Rear 220 x 5mm hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Instruments Gear position, coolant temperature, speedometer, clock/lap time, trip/fuel efficiency/fuel consumption and odometer/numerical tachometer
Security System HISS
Headlight 12V, 55W x 1 (low)/55W x 2 (high)
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.
# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.