Honda 2017 Bikes Launched At Intermot 2016

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While we await the official press release material of the forthcoming Honda 2017 bikes and scooters, we were there on the live feed for the factory launch press conference at Intermot 2016 in Cologne, Germany.

As the keynotes explained, this is just the start of Honda 2017 bikes, the rest will be announced at the coming motorcycle shows and via press conferences. Today Honda only announced two machines, two bikes that were chalk and cheese to most watching. The new CB1100 (2 varieties: EX and RS) and the new 2017 CBR1000RR Fireblade SP (SP1 and SP2) – but sadly, not the base model Fireblade for 2017 yet… or have they? Many speculate that the SP1 Blade is in fact the base model.

As predicted the SP1 will have a full electronic set up featuring a 5-axis suspension control unit, 3 mode rider setting, rear lift control and throttle by wire. All this as well as an SP2 model that promises to be as close to HRC spec as possible on the road (500 of these will be made for you collectors out there). Here is what we know.

Honda 2017 Bikes

CBR1000RR Fireblade SP1

  • 14% Power to Weight improvement (8kW power boost / 15kg weight
  • 141kW peak power, 116Nm torque at 195kg kerb weight
  • Semi-Active Ohlins Step Motor-type Electronic Control Suspension.
  • Honda Selectable Torque Control, Wheelie Control, Rear Lift Control,
    Selectable Engine Brake, Cornering ABS, Quickshifter, Downshift
    Assist, Riding Mode Select System (RMSS) and 3 level Power Selector
  • Titanium Exhaust & Titanium Fuel Tank

CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2

  • Road legal homologation special using the Fireblade SP as a base
  • Carbon pattern insets and gold stripping interwoven into the paint set
    it aside from the SP
  • Marchesini wheels (reducing front/wheel inertia by 19%) and water
    jacket wrapped around the combustion chamber to improve cooling
    (derived from RC213V MotoGP)
  • The Riding Mode Select System (RMSS) includes launch control, Pit
    Lane Speed limiter and 5 level Power Selector (compared to the SP
    which has 3 levels)

On the CB1100. The two models here are set to emulate the bikes our fathers and grandfathers rode. They have tried to capture the nostalgia and the vintage from a classic Honda look. Out of the Honda 2017 bikes, the RS is the sportier version of the CB1100 with different tuning and Showa shocks.


  • New Stainless Steel 18-inch Spoke Wheels, Revised inlet and exhaust
  • Showa Dual Bending Valve Front Fork & Twin Showa Rear Suspension
  • LED Chrome front headlight / LED rear lighting / LED indicators and
    number plate
  • Assist slipper clutch
  • Wave key


  • 3% increase in acceleration, stripped seat with slim and sporty café
    racer finish
  • Cast Aluminum 17-inch Black Wheel with Front Dual radial-mountfour-piston
    brake calipers
  • Showa Dual Bending Valve Front Fork & Twin Showa remote-reservoir
    rear shocks
  • New aluminum swingarm with underslung rear brake hose and
    aluminum guard chain
  • LED Chrome front headlight / LED rear lighting / LED indicators and
    number plate
  • Assist slipper clutch

These are the second and third models to be announced for 2017 along with the Honda X-ADV city DCT machine launched online last month.