Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade: red version in Santa Coloma
The Honda CBR1000RR, marketed in some countries as the “Fireblade” (capitalized as FireBlade until the 2000s), is a 999 cc (61.0 cu in) liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder superbike, introduced by Honda in 2004 as the 7th generation of the CBR series of motorcycles that began with the CBR900RR in 1990.
The CBR1000RR was awarded Cycle World’s International Bike of the Year for 2008-09 by the world’s moto-journal communities as well as journalists. The 2009 CBR1000RR won the Best Sportbike of the Year Award in Motorcycle USA Best of 2009 Awards, having also won the over 750 cc open sportbike class in 2008. The 2012 CBR1000RR won another Cycle World shootout, as well as a Motorcycle USA best street and track comparisons.
Various teams have won the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race nine times between 2003 and 2014.