The main reason for dropping the price is the reduction of custom duties for CBU models – down to 50 percent from 75 percent
Honda officially launched 2018 CBR1000RR in India and it was first showcased for Indian customers at 2018 Auto Expo. The CBR1000RR is priced at Rs. 14.78 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) and the new model is cheaper by 2.01 lakh compared to the previous model. The Japanese manufacturer has also introduced CBR1000RR SP variant at Rs. 18.68 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) and the SP variant is cheaper by Rs. 2.54 lakh.
The main reason for dropping the price is the reduction of custom duties for CBU models – down to 50 percent from 75 percent. Most of the manufacturers are also passing the benefits for customers. Even though CBR 1000 RR was available earlier, Honda wasn’t able to sell them in good numbers as the competition was offered better value.
The CBR1000RR SP is the first model from the Japanese manufacturer to come with semi-active Ohlins step-motor type electronic control suspension which will improve handling of the superbike. The new model is 2 kgs lighter than previous models and along with increased rev limit, the performance of CBR 1000 RR SP has gone up.
Honda has given lots of features for CBR1000RR SP which includes selectable torque control with wheelie control and rear lift control, quick shifter with downshift assist, selectable engine braking, power selector, new ABS system and more.
Honda CBR 1000 RR and SP is powered by same 999 cc inline four cylinder engine producing 190 hp of power at 13,000 rpm and 114 nm of torque at 11,000 rpm. This engine is mated to a 6 speed gearbox. The CBR1000RR comes with five different riding modes.
The first mode is for linear power delivery while the second mode controls the power output through first three gears and the controls like suspension, damping, and engine control on the medium mode. The third mode controls, power delivery from 4th – 6th gear and everything will be on the attacking mode for maximum performance. The fourth and fifth riding modes are user modes in which the rider can customize everything. Honda CBR 1000 RR competes against BMW S1000RR, Yamaha R1 and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R