Recently, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer might make its leading supersport liter-class the first motorcycle in the world to highlight active aero.
Honda’s latest patents for the CBR1000RR Fire blade have disclosed that it may get active aerodynamic technology.
Active aerodynamic technology is presently used in supercars such as the Mclaren P1 and Pagani Huayra. It helps the vehicle enhance its aerodynamic competence by using winglets mechanically at preset speeds.
Currently, motorcycles are equipped with constant winglets helping them increase aerodynamics.
Usually, these wings are attached to the fairing on the front of the bike.
However, in the Fire blade’s case, the company is proposing to install four winglets inside its floating fairing.
These winglets are expected to work at high speeds. This is to generate downforce, but it will be withdrawn at low speed to reduce wind drag.
The new Fire blade is also anticipated to showcase a brand-new inline 4-cylinder engine.
This engine could make more power than the existing version that produces 192 PS of maximum power.
In addition, the engine could also get an edition of Honda’s i-VTEC to compete with other motorcycles with adjustable valve timing technology.
Meanwhile, the next-gen CBR1000RR is projected to showcase at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.
Its global debut is possible to happen in late 2020. Moreover, it could pursue a launch soon after.
It is safe to suppose that the new Fire blade will bring a higher price tag than the current generation.
Launch of India’s First BS6 Scooter
Elsewhere, BSVI Honda Activa 125 Fi is all set to unveil in India tomorrow. In June, Honda revealed its first BSVI ready scooter.
The Japanese brand has provided the scooter with a multitude of features to make it an improved overall package.
The updates may make the 2019 model more appropriate in expanding.
Moreover, the Japanese motorcycle and scooter maker will publish the prices of the BSVI ready Honda Activa 125 today. It is along with the specifications of the new engine tune.
The BSVI Activa 125 Fi will sport limited styling twists as the all-LED headlamp unit has been revised. New chrome bits have also added to the outlook as well.
The upcoming Activa 125 is also more abundant in dimensions contrary to the current model. It is 36mm longer, 3mm wider, and 19mm taller.
The scooter will be offering three variants such as front disc with alloy wheels, drum brakes with alloy wheels, and drum brakes with steel wheels.
In addition, the digital instrument console provides real-time fuel efficiency figures.
Activa 125 Other Features
The BSVI Activa 125 Fi will likewise get an external fuel-lid, a new pass-switch, and a glovebox.
Honda will further offer a six-year warranty package. The package will be divided into a three-year standard and a three-year optional extended warranty.
The company has filed 26 patents while creating the BSVI engine for the scooter and 11 of them are just for this powerful engine.
Meanwhile, the Activa 125 will be operating by the same 124.9cc engine that at present makes 8.52PS at 6,500rpm and generates 10.54Nm at 5,000rpm.
However, the BSVI compliance could carry away some of the power on offer. The Activa 125 will be presenting in a fuel-injection process. This for better and efficient fueling.
By the end of this month, Honda indicates that the scooter will be available for sale.