For Malaysia, Boon Siew Honda announces the launch of the 2023 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade 30th Anniversary Edition, priced at RM208,000. The price does not include road tax, insurance or registration, and there is only one color option, Pearl Glare White, the 30th Anniversary Edition.
Building on engine and chassis technology from the Honda RC213V-S (which was tested and reviewed by paultan.org in 2018), the CBR1000RR-R is set up like a racing weapon. Power comes from a 999.9 cc inline-four producing 214PS at 14,500rpm and 112Nm of torque at 12,500rpm.
This compares to the CBR1000RR-R SP’s 213bhp at 14,500rpm and 112.7Nm of torque at 12,500rpm. Updates over the base model CBR1000RR-R include revised intake ports, airbox, airbox funnels and 4-2-1 exhaust midsection with a titanium Akrapovic muffler, while the final drive has been shortened by adding three teeth to the rear sprocket. .
Inside the cockpit, the customizable TFT-LCD screen displays a ‘Ring of Fire’ screen animation at startup, while a unique serial number for the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade 30th Anniversary Edition is etched into the upper triple clamp. The 30th anniversary logos are displayed on the fuel filler cap, smart key fob and are laser etched on the Akrapovic muffler.
Throttle-by-wire spring loading has been reduced to improve linearity and response when opening, while Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) traction control has been refined to match the increased corner-exit momentum.
Three default drive modes are offered, along with the option to adjust power, engine braking, wheelie control and HSTC traction control. A six-axis IMU that manages the functionality of traction control, wheelie control and cornering ABS, as well as the HESD electronic steering damper.
To celebrate the original 1992 Fireblade, Hiroaki Tsukui, who is also responsible for the 1992 color scheme, designed the Limited Edition ‘Tricolor’ paint scheme. Modern-looking graphics are fused with ‘brushstroke’ style elements that pay homage to the original Fireblade.