Superbikes are special machines, offering levels of power, handling, and refinement no other streetbikes can match. And for 2017, there are two new Superbikes that are even more of a standout: The all-new Honda CBR1000RR SP and CBR1000RR SP2.
The CBR1000RR SP has been completely redesigned and given some serious performance upgrades. This limited-edition machine is fully street legal, but it’s really at home on a track day. Compact, slim, and light, it’s also the first CBR we’ve offered with throttle-by-wire technology, and that makes a whole realm of engine performance choices available.
Before you even start it up, you’ll notice how light and narrow the new CBR1000RR SP is. It’s more aerodynamic, too. The engine is all new, with a 13:1 compression ratio, new pistons and new cams. A titanium cam cover, ignition cover and sump make it super light. The SP’s titanium muffler shaves pounds. Power is up from last year’s CBR1000RR SP as well—by a lot.
More weight savings come from a lighter frame and seat subframe, and a thin-wall titanium fuel tank. Suspension on the SP is a track-ready Ohlins system front and rear.
But the best news yet may be the SP’s Honda Selectable Torque Control. With three pre-programmed modes and two more that are fully customizable, you can fine-tune your bike’s power delivery with the push of a button.
In addition to the stunning SP, Honda is offering an even more exotic CBR1000RR SP2 in extremely limited numbers for the most serious enthusiasts and professional racers. This street legal motorcycle is being produced in small quantities sufficient for racing homologation, and it will be the basis for competition in World Superbike, AMA MotoAmerica and other global racing series. The SP2 has all of the advanced features of the SP, plus forged Marchesini wheels and a unique cylinder head with larger intake and exhaust valves. The CBR1000RR SP2 is the pinnacle of Honda superbike technology, whether in your garage or on the grid!
So zip up your leathers. Buckle up your helmet. And get ready to experience two of the best Honda Superbikes ever.