2018 Honda CBR 1000RR & CBR1000RR SP price dropped - Report

Praveen M

Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.

The prices of the 2018 Honda CBR 1000RR and the CBR 1000RR SP have been dropped, according to a report from Autocar India.  The price reduction is likely due to the recently revised taxation for CBU and CKD motorcycles.

2018 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP front right quarter
Honda showcased the Fireblade SP at the 2018 Auto Expo in the country.

The 2018 Honda CBR 1000RR now costs INR 14.78 lakh (INR 2.01 lakh cheaper), and the CBR 1000RR SP costs INR 18.68 lakhs (2.54 lakh less expensive). All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. However, the official Honda website is still carrying the old prices, and Honda is yet to give an official word about the price change. The Japanese company launched the bikes in April 2017.

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The 2018 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP is a lighter, more hardcore version of the regular Fireblade. The Fireblade SP is Honda’s first motorcycle to come with semi-active Ohlins Electronic Control (S-EC) suspension. It also gets lithium ion battery, quick-shifter with slipper clutch and Brembo front callipers. The motorcycle is 1 kg lighter than the normal variant, at 195 kg (kerb). Instrumentation is a multi-functional TFT LCD screen which shows lap times, lap number, riding modes, and split timings as well.

The standard variant gets 43 mm upside down Big Piston Front Fork with preload, compression and rebound adjustment. The rear comes with Unit ProLink with gas charged HMAS damper featuring 10-step preload and stepless compression and rebound damping adjustment.

2017 Honda CBR1000RR and 2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP studio India
With the price revision, the CBR1000RR is the least expensive litre-class track tamer in the country.

Powering the Fireblade is a 999 cc in-line four liquid-cooled DOHC engine. It punches out 191.7 PS of power at 13,000 rpm and 114 Nm of torque at 11,000 rpm. The engine works in tandem with a 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch and Quickshifter. The two variants rival Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, Ninja ZX-10RR, Yamaha YZF-R1, Suzuki GSX-R1000R, and GSX-R1000.

2018 Honda CBR 1000RR SP - Image Gallery

[Source: Autocar India]

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