2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP Review – First Ride

Sportbike engineers are always balancing rigidity versus flexibility when it comes to chassis design. Get it right and you have a motorcycle that basically speaks to the rider. Get it wrong, and you have a disaster waiting to happen. Honda did a good job with this one. The previous frame design used a crossmember in the rear for added rigidity. It’s now gone. For more flex. Riders are never happy.