World Superbikes : Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade Repsol Replica ABS

Monday, May 18, 2009

The 2009 Honda CBR 1000RR ABS, an extension of the Fireblade, becomes an even greater and safer performer on the track thanks to the Combined ABS system that is also found on the 2009 Honda CBR 600RR ABS. Being electronically controlled, the ABS system manages to distribute the braking power in the most efficient way without locking the wheels.

Honda claims that the anti-lock braking system, which was especially created for being best valued on the racing track, significantly improves lap times compared to the ABS-free model. This is the result of tests that have undergone with professional riders on racing circuits. Apparently, the racing riders needed more than a few laps on the simple version in order to match the performance of the ABS-equipped model around the corners. So it is expected to see a notable difference when getting a feel of the new model.

But you haven’t heard the best of it yet. The C-ABS system doesn’t remove the braking task from the rider’s shoulders as it allows the brakes to be powerfully applied before intervening and making that small, but crucial difference. And when it does that, the bike’s stability isn’t affected so no worries about keeping a strong hand on that clutch lever.

While the engine and chassis remain unchanged for 2009, the fairing was slightly modified on the ABS model in order to mask the indeed small and compact system. An extension of the fairing covers the source of power situated next to the eng
ine while a black cap underneath the seat covers the electronic unit.

Make Model - Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade Repsol Replica ABS

Year - 2009

Engine - Liquid cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder.

Capacity - 998

Bore x Stroke - 76 x 55.1 mm

Compression Ratio
- 12.3:1

Induction - Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI)

- Computer-controlled digital transistorized with three-dimensional mapping/electric

Max Power - -

Max Torque - -

- 6 Speed/chain

Front Suspension - 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping
adjustability; 119mm wheel travel

Rear Suspension
- Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring pre-load, rebound and compression damping
adjustability; 137mm wheel travel

Front Brakes - 2x 20mm discs 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes - Single 220mm disc

Front Tyre - 120/70ZR-17

Rear Tyre - 190/50ZR-17

Seat Height - 820 mm

Wet-Weight - 217 kg

Fuel Capacity - 17.8 Litres

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