Honda is planning to unleash two new sports bikes with a heavily updated CBR1000RR Fireblade and an all-new RVF1000 V4, which will draw much of its inspiration from the RC213V-S MotoGP replica.
If approved, the new Fireblade is expected to arrive in 2017.
Honda is planning to make the new Fireblade more affordable road bike with upgraded electronics rather than focused on pure track performance.
The RVF1000 V4 is likely to compete Yamaha’s YZF-R1M, Aprilia’s RSV4 RF, and the Ducati Panigale R expected to be priced at around £25,000.
As of now, Honda has not announced the price tag of the new RVF1000 V4 but may take time to decide what specifications and price to pitch the new RVF at.
As per the sources, it is believed that Honda RVF1000 V4 will be a clone of RC213V-S which is priced at £ 50,000. The RVF1000 V4 will be far more cost-effective as the parts like subframe will be built with cast aluminium.
Honda has neither confirmed nor denied that the RVF will make it to production. However, the firm has submitted the applications to re-register the famous RVF.
At the recent Milan show, Tetsuo Suzuki who is the head of Honda’s Research and Design department, also responsible for road bike development and also runs the Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) mentioned that there are three projects, that includes the new Fireblade RVF1000 V4, Honda has raised and all of these are under serious consideration. He also commented that the Fireblade is not aimed at track riders; that’s not the purpose of the bike. The concept is to have a usable road bike.
The prime focus of the 2017 Fireblade is expected to get a host of new electronics to add to the existing C-ABS system, including traction control and riding modes. It will also be aimed to reduce internal engine component weight and friction, a new airbox, increased power, a new fuel injection system and exhaust.
Now the the question is, will the new Fireblade RVF 1000 V4 which is expected at a price tag of around £ 25,000 will have the customers?
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