2022 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP: More ‘R’s = More Power
Derived from Honda Motorcycle’s RC213V MotoGP racing model, the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is a purpose-built superbike that has been completely designed around speed. Every detail and feature on this motorcycle has been carefully designed and integrated to help you shave tenths-of-a-second off your lap times, and that is what makes it truly special.
There isn’t a single model in their 2022 lineup that has had anywhere near as much thought and care taken into the design and execution process. The SP Fireblade is a force to be reckoned with and is propelled by the most powerful engine this Japanese bike manufacturer has ever created.
The time-warping top speed figures that this motorcycle is capable of are a direct result of its 999cc liquid-cooled inline-four engine that throws down an impressive 215 horsepower and 83 lb-ft of torque. Although those figures are shadowed by some other models in its class – namely Kawasaki’s Ninja H2 with its impressive 230+ horsepower – what the SP Fireblade lacks in power it makes up for in technology and lightweight maneuverability.
The SP edition comes ready for a track day with its fully adjustable 43mm NPX forks upfront and Öhlins TTX36 Smart-EC shock at the rear. Öhlins Electronic Control system works with these components to adjust the stiffness as you ride, which is imperative when fighting for fractions of a second on a lap time. Pair this with a six-axis IMU, quick-shifter, and Honda’s Selectable Torque Control? Track day domination.
The 2022 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP starts at $28,900 USD / $35,999 CAD
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP in one place.
- Price: $28,900 USD / $35,999 CAD
- Key Features:
- Rider-Assist Modes
- Slipper Clutch
- Electronic Steering Damper
- Honda’s new Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system
- MotoGP-inspired styling
- Engine type: 999cc liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder
- Power: 215 horsepower
- Torque: 84 lb-ft
- Wet weight: 443 lbs
- Seat height: 32.6 Inch
2022 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP Specifications
|Engine||999cc liquid-cooled inline-four engine with 13:1 compression|
|Bore x Stroke||81mm x 48.5mm|
|Induction||Programmed Dual Stage Fuel Injection (PGM-DSFI) with 52mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectors|
|Valve Train||DOHC; four valves per cylinder|
|Final Drive||#525 Chain; 16T/43T|
|Suspension Front||43mm Öhlins NPX Smart-EC Front Fork with electronically-controlled preload, compression and rebound adjustments; 4.5 inches of travel|
|Suspension Rear||Pro-link single shock; 5.6 inches of travel|
|Brakes Front||Brembo Stylema front calipers with 330mm discs|
|Brakes Rear||Single-caliper 220mm disc|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||4.3 gallons|
|Ignition||Digital transistorized with electronic advance|
|Rake (Caster Angle)||24.0 degrees|
|Seat Height||32.7 inches|
|Curb Weight||445 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride)|
|Warranty||Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty|
|Extension||Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®|
2022 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP Features
The Fireblade SP’s bore and stroke (81mm x 48.5mm) are the same as our Honda MotoGP Champion RC213V racebike, drawing on our experience with cylinder filling and combustion gathered on the track.
FINGER-FOLLOWER ROCKER ARMS
The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP uses finger-follower rocker arms. The design reduces the inertia weight of the valve system by approximately seventy-five percent compared to a shim-and-bucket system, and contributes to the Fireblade SP’s higher redline. DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating reduces friction resistance on surfaces sliding against the cam and tappet shim.
NEW INTAKE-PORT SHAPE
For 2022, we’ve given the intake ports a new shape to help speed charge velocity. The change gives the engine even better midrange performance, a real benefit when exiting corners.
REFINED AIRBOX SHAPE
Along with the new intake-port shape, refinements to the Fireblade SP airbox increase the engine’s midrange power.
SEMI-CAM GEAR TRAIN
The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP cam drive uses a shorter chain than previous designs. A gear on the crank drives an intermediary gear/sprocket, which in turn drives the cam chain, thus shortening the overall chain run.
FORGED ALUMINUM PISTONS
You need a light piston to make high revs. To that end, the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP features pistons forged out of A2618 aluminum, the same material used in the RC213V. Each piston is now lighter by approximately five percent compared to a CBR1000RR piston, even though the bore is bigger.
BUILT-IN BOTTOM BYPASS COOLING
Our unique built-in bottom bypass cooling system sends cooling water differently around the top and the bottom of the cylinder. The top needs more cooling, while the bottom needs less. The technology eliminates the existing hose outside the cylinder block. Cooling water coming out from the radiator flows into areas needing to be cooled more. As a result, the difference in temperature at different locations on cylinder bores becomes smaller, so that bores are less distorted, reducing friction.
DIRECT STARTER LAYOUT
Normally a motorcycle engine is started up by rotating the crankshaft, however, for the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, the starter acts on the clutch main shaft. In addition to shortening the crankshaft, double use of the primary driven gear to transmit rotation from the starter motor makes an even more compact layout possible.
NARROWER INTAKE-SIDE VALVE ANGLE
The intake valve angle is a super-narrow nine degrees (two degrees narrower than on the CBR1000RR). This improves ventilation efficiency inside the intake port by approximately two percent, contributing to higher power output.
LARGER THROTTLE BODY
The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP’s throttle bore diameter has been enlarged from 48mm to 52mm. The oval cross-section inside the throttle body streamlines airflow all the way from the throttle butterfly to the twin intake valves in the head to reduce intake air pressure drop.
NEW FINAL-DRIVE GEARING
To better match the engine’s power and give it more midrange punch, we’ve changed the final-drive gearing for 2022. You’ll feel it every time you crack the throttle!
FULL-COLOR TFT METER
The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is equipped with a larger instrument screen and higher resolution than previous CBR models. You can choose from a menu of screen setting options that display the information you want in a format you prefer, with items like engine temperature, riding modes, speedometer and tachometer, shifter setting, ABS level, gear position, remaining fuel, and much more.
TITANIUM CONNECTING RODS
The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP uses titanium connecting rods, and the rod bolts thread directly into the rod body so there’s no separate fastening nut. The design reduces weight by approximately fifty percent compared to a steel rod, and is the same design as the RC213V-S rod.
THROTTLE-BY-WIRE SYSTEM (TBW)
The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP’s throttle-by-wire system smooths and improves throttle response, especially at the critical initial throttle opening. Plus, adopting TBW makes it possible to integrate the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP’s riding mode system. A new throttle-return spring for 2022 improves the feel of throttle linearity.
Honda SELECTABLE TORQUE CONTROL (HSTC)
With Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), we’ve got your back, but you’re in control. Here’s how it works: The system automatically adjusts engine power to optimize torque at the rear wheel, reducing rear-wheel slip. You get your choice of five power curves, ten torque-control levels, three engine-braking levels, and now three selectable levels of wheelie control so it’s easier than ever to dial your bike in at the track. New settings for 2022 are fine-tuned with input from WSB riders for more seamless operation.
The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP’s quick shifter is a standard feature. It’s the perfect choice for the trackday rider, and makes shifting faster than ever. For 2022, the quick shifter is faster, and reduces shift shock and engine-speed changes.
ÖHLINS SECOND-GENERATION SMART EC SUSPENSION
The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP uses an electronically controlled NPX fork manufactured by Öhlins. By adding a pressurized damping system to the Öhlins fork used by the previous CBR1000RR SP, cavitation inside the damper is minimized to stabilize damping force more and improve bump absorption.
The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP uses a light-weight aluminum frame with 2mm thick wall sections. This fine tunes both vertical and torsional rigidity for better feel and performance.
The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP has a special longer swingarm for improved traction on the track. Also, compared to the previous design, horizontal swingarm rigidity was reduced by fifteen percent, while the vertical rigidity remains the same.
The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP’s front brake discs are a huge 330mm in diameter to improve braking force. The bike features Brembo Stylema front calipers while the rear caliper is the same as the Brembo used for RC213V-S. Even the brake master cylinders and front-brake lever are supplied by Brembo to offer the rider Brembo’s comprehensive braking performance.
The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is equipped with winglets which effectively generate downforce at track speeds. Three wings are installed in each of the right and left ducts in order to address downforces.
The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP’s muffler was developed jointly with Akrapovič. It’s made out of titanium for light weight, and the design also contributes to the bike’s mass centralization. A special valve in the exhaust helps boost torque at lower revs and increase horsepower at higher rpm.
30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
We’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Fireblade this year, and have designed a special graphics package to commemorate the event. In addition to the overall paint scheme, you’ll find special 30th anniversary graphics on the tank, muffler, and smart key.
COMPACT OVERALL CHASSIS
The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP’s wheelbase is just 57.3 inches for super-responsive handling, while the swing arm measures 24.5 inches in length. The crankshaft centerline is 33mm farther from the front axle and 16mm higher for better front/rear balance with a rider onboard. Rake angle is 24 degrees, with 101.2mm of trail.
The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP’s engine is shorter front to back than the previous design, making the bike more compact and allowing our designers more latitude in engine placement in the chassis.
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