2013 EICMA: 2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP — First Photos and Specs

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2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP

2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP
2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP
 Honda CBR1000RR SP
2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP
2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP
2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP
2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP
2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP
2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP
2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP
2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP
2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP

Related Links:
Riding the CBR: 2013 Honda CBR1000RR C-ABS Review
The Little Brother: 2013 Honda CBR600RR Review
Even Smaller: 2013 Honda CBR500R Review

  • William Connor

    Very nice. Hope we get that paint scheme here.

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  • http://garrett-nelson.tumblr.com/ Garrett Nelson

    I just looked a picture of the 2013 CBR1000RR and it looks like this 2014 has some sort of bulkier plastic thing under the seat that the 2013 doesn’t have. Did they reposition the tank lower and under the seat like a MotoGP bike?

    • http://RideApart.com/ Wes Siler

      No. As you read in the article, the new subframe is smaller and lighter, exposing more of that battery box.

      • grb

        He’s actually right, looks “bulkier” under the seat like a black plastic box. Could be that they moved all the stuff inside the rear cowl closer to the center of the bike. compare this photo to the 2014 you have, its pretty clear.

      • http://garrett-nelson.tumblr.com/ Garrett Nelson

        I can see that. Still looks like Honda repackaged a bit of stuff down there because there appears to be more plastic near the top of the swing arm. Probably just repackaged stuff because of the smaller subframe. This bike does look awesome though. Kind of a bold step for Honda. They’ve been making some good moves the past few years.

      • Jonathan Berndt

        no, theres something else going on under there for sure, the sub frame isnt that much smaller and there is a lot more plastic visible under the seat when you compare the 2 images.

  • grb

    This is such a great bike, I want one of the normal 1000RRs as my road bike but I also want TC on my new bike. Damn… if they had TC I would buy it.

    But if I was looking for a bike for track days I would choose this SP without TC, seems like the perfect start for a project track bike

  • Jeremy

    I can forgive the lack of a V4 engine, at least for now assuming cost reasons, but the same portly weight and the US model’s lack of ABS is appalling. More power is fun, but less weight is “funner”.

    • Generic42

      Agreed, I wonder what in the US Market is keeping them from offering ABS when they already have it elsewhere.

    • Corey Cook

      They are billing it as a “track focused” sport bike (see promo above). The racetrack, you know, the place where you don’t want or need ABS.

      • Jeremy

        If this logic were true, they wouldn’t offer ABS anywhere. Calling it track focused is marketing speak for “it’s too high performance for novice street riders, so you (read everyone) should buy one”.

    • Mugget

      Whoa – I wouldn’t go calling no ABS appalling…

      You and the Drama Llama wouldn’t happen to be close pals, would you?

    • Louie Guthrie

      If it is your opinion that 440 is portly for this bike, I’m fine with that. But for those of us who are comparing it to other Japanese liter bikes, calling it portly is factually incorrect.

  • Rameses the 2nd

    Nothing comes close to Panigale in looks. I am sure this is a great bike and for $5,000 less than cheapest Panigle, it probably will sell better too.

  • Renato Valenzuela

    maybe this is the last hurrah before the V4 bike comes out?

  • Kr Tong

    Have the maintenance intervals been changed at all? Is this a race bike or just a better street bike?

    • http://RideApart.com/ Wes Siler

      It’s just an optimized production bike, not some oddball race bike with 20 hour service intervals.

      • Jonathan Berndt

        no, theres something else going on under there for sure, the sub frame isnt that much smaller and there is a lot more plastic visible under the seat.

  • Mugget

    This raises a question that I haven’t been able to answer yet…

    When looking at that kind of money you’d have to consider a European bike. The question – is a European bike that comes standard with Ohlins & Brembos more than the sum of it’s parts? Can a Japanese bike with Ohlins added really be expected to perform in a similar way?

  • DucMan

    Looks like the perfect bike for someone who wants a reliable, real world, sport bike with dealer support and reliability.

  • Justin Patrick

    Love the bike, I’m seriously thinking about getting one. I especially love the suspension package, which is exactly what I would fit to it if it came with the standard sus. Why are people getting so worked up about the no ABS? Its (very) heavy, makes you stop slower and lets bad riders exceed their abilities. I wouldn’t buy a bike with ABS! Never needed it or locked up the front while braking hard.
    This is a track focused bike (as Honda said), why would you need ABS for the track?
    I just read that Honda are only offering a 1 year warranty with this bike. Is that true? Don’t all new Honda’s get a 2 or 3 year warranty now?

  • 962c

    Given Honda’s engineering philosophy for production bikes the new cylinder head should net about a 1/2 horsepower at the tire. If they’re gonna do it why don’t they do it right. Ti rods, Ti valves, and higher lift cams to let it breathe accompanied by ECU changes. Let it put down S1000RR numbers then call it an SP.

  • Alderote