Is Honda getting ready a brand new Fireblade mannequin for 2024?


A brand new Honda Fireblade could possibly be on the best way for 2024, and will doubtlessly be a type of ‘closing version’ earlier than emissions rules start to tighten. 

The Japanese web site Webike considers {that a} new Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade shall be on the best way for 2024 as the most important producer of all of them goes all-in on its flagship sports activities bike earlier than emissions rules make energy tougher to extract. 

The most recent iteration of the Fireblade produces 215 horsepower and was broadly regarded on the time of its inception in 2020 as Honda’s main effort in making an attempt to place itself again on the prime of production-derivative racing (i.e. superbike). 

Up to now, it has not totally labored out. The bike has not gained a race in WorldSBK, though in Japan it has discovered extra success, together with within the Suzuka 8 Hour which it gained earlier this yr. 

The basic situation of the bike is that it’s designed and developed round Bridgestone tyres, however in WorldSBK they use Pirellis. The World Superbike Championship will introduce ‘Tremendous Concessions’ on a full-scale foundation from 2023, with the intention of serving to to carry producers like Honda and BMW in direction of the entrance with Ducati, Kawasaki, and Yamaha.

Honda, although, additionally appears to wish to take issues into their very own arms, in accordance with Webike, who counsel a brand new bike shall be prepared for 2024, with a public debut on the Tokyo Motor Present in October 2023.

A brand new Fireblade would doubtlessly be a closing version of the bike earlier than emissions rules tighten. The brand new bike would nonetheless have to stick to the present normal of Euro5, after that new bikes can be extra restricted. 

For now, that is an concept based mostly purely in hypothesis. There’s nothing official but, however in some methods it will make sense for Honda to attempt to get another “full energy”, as Webike places it, Fireblade out, even when it had been an replace extra to the chassis than the engine as a ‘Pirelli adaptation.’

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