The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP was a brand-new motorcycle in 20YM, and built with an unwavering focus on circuit riding. For 22YM development of its inline four-cylinder engine, while retaining peak output of 160kW @ 14,500rpm, has centred on mid-corner acceleration and drive: intake ports, airbox, airbox funnels and exhaust mid-section have all been revised to deliver extra mid-range. The final drive sprocket goes up 3 teeth, to 43, for stronger acceleration through each ratio and quick shifter performance has been upgraded. Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) has also been optimised - with feedback from HRC’s riders - for refined rear tyre traction management, and throttle feel improved even further. The rest of the chassis – comprising aluminium diamond-style frame, RC213V-S-style swingarm, six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and 3-level Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) – is unchanged. Full, race-quality suspension is provided by Öhlins Smart Electronic Control (S-EC) and OBTi user interface, with braking front and rear by Brembo. The bodywork and riding position maintain an uncompromising focus on aerodynamic performance, and the fairing features MotoGP-derived winglets to generate downforce. A full-colour TFT screen offers intuitive control of riding modes and adjustment of Power, Engine Brake, HSTC, Wheelie Control, Start Mode and ABS modes. A Smart Key is the finishing touch.