Honda to launch three new flagship models in Malaysia.

January 12, 2020
  • A highlight for Honda’s super sports lineup, the 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP resets the boundary of racing performance with remarkable upgrades.
  • Honda’s premium tourer, the Honda GL1800 Gold Wing is making a return in Malaysia with a reputation for luxury, quality and comfort.
  • Honda’s adventure bike, the Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin has evolved with more power, less weight and an array of technological updates.
  • These models will be available in all Honda Big Wing stores from second quarter of 2020.

Petaling Jaya, 12th January 2020 – Boon Siew Honda is set to raise the bar of the premium motorcycle market in Malaysia with the launch of three new flagship big bike models. These models stand to enhancing riding performance with the 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, redefine new standards of riding comfort with the 2020 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing and elevate the sensation of adventure with Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin and CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports.

Speaking during the unveiling ceremony, Boon Siew Honda Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Mr. Keiichi Yasuda noted that the launch of these flagship models signifies the confidence in Malaysian market as we are the first to launch these 2020 models in Asia and Oceania region.

He further added that the decision to introduce these models is to further strengthen Honda big bike product offering on top of an already impressive product line-up. Mr Yasuda remarked that “Our ability to offer these model align with our dream to excite the world”.

Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP

The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is a brand-new motorcycle, built with an unwavering focus on circuit riding, with unprecedented levels of performance and control. Its inline four-cylinder engine draws heavily on the RC213V-S’s combustion efficiency and low- friction technologies.

2020 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP highlights.

  • Short-stroke, inline four-cylinder engine produces high output at high rpm.
  • Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) gains slip rate control for smooth torque management over 9 levels.
  • Start Mode and quick shifter as standard fitment with three default riding modes plus options to customize Power, Engine Brake and Wheelie control.
  • New aluminium frame and swingarm change weight distribution, centre of gravity and rigidity balance for improved handling and traction.
  • Bosch six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for accurate calculation of machine dynamic behaviour and precise control.
  • Second-generation Öhlins Smart Electronic Control (S-EC) offers finer choice of settings. A new Öhlins NPX fork features pressurised damping for improved bump absorption and feel.
  • New dual Brembo Stylema radial-mount four-piston calipers managed by ABS with switchable SPORT/TRACK modes.
  • Showa’s new 3-level Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) controlled by IMU for precise stability management.
  • Aerodynamic fairing, screen and mudguard minimise frontal area and reduce drag; lower fuel tank also provides more compact riding position.
  • Inner fairing winglets drawn from the RC213V MotoGP machine reduce wheelies under acceleration and improve braking stability.
  • 5-inch colour TFT screen and simplified four-way left-hand switch offer intuitive control of riding systems.
  • Honda Smart Key adds convenience and simplifies top-yoke design.

The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP’s 1000cc inline four-cylinder engine is completely new and designed with heavy input from the HRC MotoGP development program. It now generates peak power of 159Kw @ 14,500rpm, with peak torque 112.7Nm @ 12,500rpm.

Akrapovic partnered in development of the exhaust end-can. Constructed from titanium, its small physical size and light weight contribute to mass centralisation and right-side lean angle. The exhaust valve was also designed with Akrapovic to deliver both low-rpm torque and high-rpm power.

Second-generation semi-active Öhlins Electronic Control (S-EC) is featured on the CBR1000RR-R SP. The 43mm Öhlins NPX fork uses a pressurised damping system to minimise cavitation, resulting in more stable damping control and improved bump absorption at race-track speeds. Feel for front tyre grip is also enhanced. Its length also offers greater freedom for geometry changes. The shock is an Öhlins TTX36 Smart-EC unit.

New Brembo Stylema four-piston radial mount brake calipers are operated by a Brembo master cylinder and brake lever. They now grip 10mm larger 330mm diameter discs; the 5mm disc thickness also dissipates heat more efficiently. The rear brake caliper is the same Brembo unit used by the RC213V-S.

Rear lift control and ABS-managed brake force relative to lean angle were a feature of the previous design. For the CBR1000RR-R the system gains two switchable modes; SPORT mode focuses on road-riding performance, with high brake force and less pitching, while TRACK mode offers performance in braking from much higher circuit speeds.

Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is exclusively available in Grand Prix red.


Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is priced as below:

Model Price
CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP RM 198,800.00

Prices shown are recommended showroom price excluding of road tax, insurance and registration. Boon Siew Honda offers two years or 20,000km manufacturing warranty (whichever comes first).