Re: Latest 1000RR info from Portugal
'Like the CBR600RR before it, the main focus of the new CBR1000RR Fireblade strays away from the single-minded pursuit of absolute peak power or the lightest weight. Specification figures can’t possibly tell the whole story about a motorcycle’s performance potential, since the overall handling and performance of a bike depends most on making efficient and effective use of the engine’s full power throughout its entire powerband, rather than simply concentrating on the big numbers. The Fireblade’s totally new 998cc engine was designed from the ground up for
World Superbike levels of performance. Shorter and more compact than ever before, it provides a strong yet smoothly linear power delivery, with a new ram air induction system combining with a new Dual Sequential Fuel Injection system like that introduced on the CBR600RR to provide a breathtaking surge of top-end performance combined with stronger, more highly responsive low-to-midrange power output. In its chassis department, the quest for a more impressive range of excitement led the Fireblade’s development team to lean heavily on Honda’s astoundingly successful MotoGP champion, the RCV211V, for a wealth of design influences related to riding and racing performance, fully optimised handling, and a more intensely focused, yet
well-rounded range of circuit performance that delivers the potential for full World Superbike racing conquest.'