Categories: HondaHonda CBR Sportbike Family

EICMA 2013: 2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP

For some riders the top of the line isn’t enough, and Honda wants to give these folks what they deserve. So, this week for EICMA, Honda has just announced the 2014 CBR1000RR SP. What does the SP stand for? Suitably pimped? Super Powers? Specially Produced? Regardless, Honda will be releasing a limited number of CBR1000RRs that have been given this exclusive once over by Honda’s engineers.

Watch our first impressions video of the 2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP

Leading off the list of improvements is a “proven, competition-quality” Öhlins suspension. The 43mm fully adjustable inverted front fork mounts to a redesigned triple clamp. The front suspension is complemented by an Öhlins TTX shock. These aren’t off-the-rack Öhlins units, either. They’ve been massaged and valved to Honda’s specifications

The  Öhlins TTX shock is tuned and valved to Honda’s specifications.

The big CBR’s engine receives “hand selected” pistons and connecting rods for complementary weight and balance. As with the standard model 2014 CBR1000RR, the engine’s ability to breathe is improved by a new cylinder head, intake and exhaust tracts, resulting in increased power and torque.

Visit the CBR1000RR Forum

Both the standard model CBR1000RR and the SP benefit from a new bubble windscreen that enlarges the envelope of still air for the rider to tuck in to.

Countering the engine’s ability to generate speed, front stopping power is upgraded via radial mount Brembo four piston calipers clamping 320mm floating rotors. (Note: The US will not be receiving the ABS version of the SP. The bike in the photos is a European ABS model but is very similar the the US model.) The wheel/pavement interface gets increased traction from a set of Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SC tires.

The CBR1000RR’s CG is improved with the utilization of a lightweight aluminum subframe. When maximum performance is the goal, passenger accommodations are a hindrance. Consequently, the solo saddle sports a seat cowl that adds to the track-ready cred while further lightening the back of the bike.

Follow the rest of our 2013 EICMA show coverage

Finally, what would an exclusively constructed motorcycle like this be without an equally exclusive color scheme? Honda didn’t disappoint by gracing the SP with a distinctive tricolor design. All this comes wrapped in a one year, transferable, unlimited mileage warranty. If that’s not enough, it can be expanded through the Honda Protection Plan.

Strip off the license plate and the mirrors, and you’ve got some serious track machinery.

Only two questions remain: when and how much? Dealers will begin taking orders this week. All Honda will say about the price is “around $17,000.” We’ll let you know in more detail as the information trickles out.

Follow the rest of our 2013 EICMA show coverage

Evans Brasfield

Published by
Evans Brasfield
Tags: ABScbr1000rrcbr1000rr spHondasportbike

Recent Posts

Best Standard Motorcycle of 2018

Best Standard Motorcycle of 2018: Triumph Street Triple 765 RS By Troy Siahaan Our love affair with Triumph’s three-cylinder engines…

3 hours ago

Best Sport-Touring Motorcycle of 2018

Best Sport-Touring Motorcycle of 2018: Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE This was a pretty easy pick. The newly domesticated version…

22 hours ago

Honda Neo Sports Cafe Concept Debuts … But Not at Intermot

With the motorcycle industry collected in Cologne, Germany, for Intermot, Honda made the surprise decision to present its latest Neo…

1 day ago

Gear Up For Next Season—Up To 65% Off At Revzilla

As we roll into fall, you're looking at primetime motorcycle gear shopping. With roughly half the continent reaching the end…

1 day ago

2019 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT Adventure

Updating the 1000XT with aluminum panniers and other niceties

2 days ago