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25th anniversary Honda Fireblade confirmed

2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, announced at EICMA, Milano. anniversary anniversary
2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, announced at EICMA, Milano.

The 25th anniversary Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade has been confirmed for Australia to join the Fireblade SP and SP2.

It was unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan along with updated four-cylinder CB650FL and CBR650FL and the radical X-ADV adventure scooter.

Honda X-ADV adventure scooter
Honda X-ADV adventure scooter

Honda Australia has not yet confirmed pricing or scheduled arrival dates for any 2017 models and has not yet committed to the adventure scooter.

However, they do say the SH150 scooter is making a comeback to Australia in Pearl Jasmine White and Pearl Dark Ash Green.

The CBR1000RR will arrive with ABS as standard and be available in Matte Ballistic Black Metallic and Victory Red.

This 25th anniversary CBR1000RR has a 14% improvement in power-to-weight ratio thanks to a weight reduction of 15kg and has a 10 horsepower (7.5kW) increase.


Four-cylinder updates

The new CB650FL and CBR650FL feature Showa Dual Bending Valve front forks for better handling and revised Nissin brake callipers.

They also get a small power boost to 66kW thanks to a new free-slow exhaust, shorter intake funnels and larger intake ducts.

The CB650F has shorter gear ratios which should make it snappier on acceleration. The riding position has also moved forward for more aggression.

They will be available in Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic and Millennium Red. 

A new CRF250L is also due with the option of ABS and there will be a CRF250 Rally or CRF250RLA added to the adventure line-up.

2017 CRF250RLA Rally, announced at EICMA, Milano.