In September this year, we got the first glimpse of the new 2017 Honda CBR1000RR (Fireblade in certain markets) which was seen on a track, probably getting shot through the lens for promotional activities. Prior to the release of the new teaser videos, the details about the upcoming motorcycle were few and we weren’t sure weather Honda will continue to use the straight four or opt for a RC214V-S sourced V-4 engine on the next generation CBR1000RR.
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But these new teaser videos confirm that the next generation CBR1000RR will indeed continue to use a straight four cylinder motor. The 999 cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine, however, is expected to deliver near 200PS of power which is the current benchmark in the litre-class segment. Previously, we saw a new exhaust canister on the spied CBR1000RR which will probably help the motorcycle comply with the latest Euro emission norms.
The teaser video also reveals that we will see the next generation CBR1000RR at the upcoming Intermot International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair in Cologne, Germany on October 4, 2016. While we wait for the “Sharper Than Ever” CBR1000RR, check out the official teaser videos of the upcoming litre-class from the Japanese two-wheeler maker released by Honda Motorcycles Europe. Do let us know your views through the comments section below.