Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade price cut by ₹10 lakh
Though it might sound like April Fool's joke, but Honda has in fact slashed pricing of its CBR1000RR-R by whopping ₹10 lakh. The motorcycle is now available for purchase at ₹23.56 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Needless to say, this is a colossal price cut considering that the bike was launched introduced in India only last year at nearly ₹33 lakh mark.
While the company has yet not official released a statement on the latest price correction, but the updated price list has been uploaded on the company's official website.
At the original price, the Fireblade came out to be nearly twice as expensive as other bikes in its competition, including the Kawasaki ZX-10R at ₹15.83 lakh, Ducati Panigale V4 at ₹23.50 lakh, and the Aprilia RSV4 at ₹23.69 lakh.
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The company claims that the new Fireblade has taken shape with the learnings from the RC213V-S ‘street-legal MotoGP machine’. It has been designed from the ground up and its engine, handling and aerodynamics have been tuned for 'outright track performance'.
The new Fireblade comes derived from the company's racebike. “The fact that the engine and chassis technology of the RC213V-S ‘street-legal MotoGP machine’ and the aerodynamics of RC213V MotoGP bike has been used in creating these machines leaves no doubt of what they could achieve on the tarmac," says the company.
At the heart of the bike sits a 1000cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC Inline-4 engine that belts out 160Kw of maximum power at 14,500rpm and 113Nm of peak torque at 12,500rpm. The engine comes paired to a 6-speed transmission unit.