Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade 2004-2007 Overview
After the massive success of the 893, 918, 929 and 954cc Fireblades over the years, the first of the 1,000cc Fireblades arrived in 2004. OK, it was actually 998cc, but it was a completely new take on the Fireblade — a major revamp that shared many aesthetic and mechanical similarities with its smaller stablemate, the CBR600RR that was launched to great acclaim a year earlier.
Arguably one of the most practical Fireblades, the first CBR1000RR makes for an excellent road bike with plenty of smooth power and torque, with no real dips or lumps in the delivery. Not as characterful as some of its rivals with both Kawasaki’s headbanging ZX-10R and Suzuki’s maniacal GSX-R1000 making the Honda look a little staid and sensible.
For most mortals, however, the Honda is probably the bike on which they’d be fastest, thanks to that predictable power delivery and a chassis that flatters its rider and forgives mistakes.
The 2006 update looked to be minor at first glance, but beneath the slightly tweaked fairing panels there were myriad changes that added up to far more nimble bike — indeed, this was the only version of the Fireblade to win a World Superbike title, with James Toseland in 2007, and dominated British Superbikes in 2006 and 2007 with Ryuichi Kiyonari and the HM Plant Honda team.
Build quality is excellent and there are plenty of very clean used bikes around. Expect to pay as little as £3,000 for an early high-mileage machine up to around £6,100 for a low-mileage minter from a dealer.
Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade 2004-2007 Spec
- Top speed176mph
- Weight (wet)205kg
- Average fuel consumption48mpg
- Seat height828mm
- EngineFour stroke, DOHC, liquid cooled
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Not that comfortable for long journeys.
Good build quality, no issues.
Great brakes stops very effectively.
Very good handling, good grip in bends.
Very powerful bike, awesome.
Running costs are fairly good but as it’s a big engine and powerful does use fuel, but that is expected.
Very very smooth as I expect with Honda, very light for a thou, corners very well I run my bike on Bridgestone quilifyers 2 so I do get very good grip and feel bike is super balenced gear change is nice can’t fault it at all
Superb for what I want loverly midrange, tip end rush isn’t mind blowing but plenty quick enough, hits 60 in just over 2 seconds hundred and eighty comes up pretty quick just how fast do people want to go,
Very good for a sports bike used to have a gixer thou but this is loads better,
It’s a Honda enough said, 100 percent deep colour, plastics fit snug, loverly overall,
Brakes are very good plenty of feel and initial bite, very predictable excellent grip in dry and the wet
Good smooth throttle / engine response, light and maneuverable in and out of corners.
The engine is crisp and smooth with plenty of power if needed, just set up your suspension.
It's a sports bike, I think the running costs are around the same fuel/tyres/insurance etc.
Build quality is excellent, a regular service keeps it in top condition. No breakdowns or problems.
Non abs model. Put in better quality brake pads to help stopping power.
Never been on track, more than enough power for the road
Reasonable given the performance
Abs and Michelin pilots make the bike very grippy
It’s a fantastic bike to ride round twisty roads, and I personally don’t find it to uncomfortable. Wouldn’t know about pillion as there not invited
It’s the most powerful bike I’ve owned so in terms of performance it’s fast, very fast
Fuel costs vary depending how I’m riding, but it’s quite economical
It’s a Honda
Personally I’ve not had a problem with the brakes although I hear horrific story’s about the ABS on these models
It's so small! It's very very light to handle and cornering is almost telepathic. You think it and the bike carves tight lines around bends. It's a stunning bike to corner with.
I can't give the engine 5 stars here. I find the fueling is a bit off when doing slow speed movement. You can here the engine searching for fuel and you get small surges. It's probably all to do with euro 4 compliances. But once your up from 15mph the bike comes alive. The power delivery is smooth, powerful and predictable. The bike seems to pull for ever, and the sound from the big titanium exhaust starts to scream after 5000 revs. This bike is certainly 0-lose your licnecse in 1st gear!
Honda have made this bike affordable and cheap to run. I can easily get 45mpg when not hammering around the Welsh mountains. Servicing intervals are generous. It will be due new tyres in a couple of hundred more miles which will give me about 2500 miles off the stock Dunlops. A must have is the autoblipper/quickshifter. What a piece of kit that is. Everytime I get on it I feel like marq marquez!
Build quality is second to none from Honda. Bulletproof. Everything feels premium. My only gripe was the plastic around the fuel tank creaks a little and moves but the rest of the bike is just beautifully made. And so pretty.
Although the Honda ABS system has been criticised in the past, this bike they got so right. It doesn't feel like it's doing anything, input from the bike is minimal,but effective. The brakes are super sharp but progressive. There's a nice gentle initial bite followed by powerful stoppers! The bike has cornering ABS too, I haven't actually used it yet but its nice to know its there.
Honda nailed it with this bike. It's not harsh but still stiff. It turns in nicely, especially with a 55 profile tyre on rear. It grips to the nth degree...far beyond my capabilities and it's a real overall great ride.
There are quicker bikes out there for sure but it's still a weapon and very capable.
It's a 1000cc supervise so some bits are expensive but overall I find the costs really reasonable.
Built very well. Nothing has ever fallen off or broken and I've had it three years and 11k miles.
My eye balls occasionally need putting back in. It stops very well. The brakes will out do my skill for sure.
Built to be light with almost a 1to1 power to weight ratio,some bikes are a little top heavy...not the fireblade
Back to the power to weight ratio, The fireblade is not the fastest bike it is not got the most most tourque however with its light weight materials to its level of power,it is a top contender.
I have owned my Fireblade SP close to one year now IV only had to have its breaking in service done at 600 miles, now at 3000 miles IV not had to worry yet about booking it in for any anything. Fueling costs would be very similar to other 1000cc bikes however the Fireblade has many power settings and so can be rode hard on the track or be rode by the novice rider and is very capible of being rode economily.
No problems with mine and alot of great feedback from other owners but then Honda have always been known for quality of build over power and have always been reliable.
I own the SP fireblade and the front breaks are Brembo and has ABS as standard as well as "cornering" ABS...enter a corner to fast and the technology is all there to help you through. Great stopping ability and adjustable engine breaking.
Absolutely planted, cornering it is a delight, the Blade holds the line perfectly and feed back is really good. The Blade is a small bike so it's really easy to through around on good twisty roads. Very smooth acceleration which comes in the second the throttle is twisted I haven't experienced any lag so far even when accelerating hard from 50mph in top.
My SP is now over 3 years old and I have just had it dyno tested, it is 149 at the rear wheel which equates to 175+ at the crank so it hasn't lost any horses over time. Performance wise it is very good After a steady ride (mainly on motorways!) I managed 165 miles on a tank of petrol which is really good for a sports bike, so it has range as well as performance
Insurance is good for a bike with a blueprint engine and 178bhp from new. Around town and going to work and back it gives very good mileage as it does on long stay speed runs Much better consumption than my 05 Blade but to be fair it hasn't done 62000 miles!
Feels good quality, I haven't had any issues. The bike gives the rider confidence the second you get it off the stand.
Brembo front discs and pads, need I say more? Absolutely stops on a sixpence. The combined ABS system feels very positive and keeps the bike straight on heavy breaking. Combined with Ohlins suspension the bike feels really safe
Easy to ride and very forgiving. Pleasure to ride
Lots of power and very smooth delivery
Better standard exhaust
100% bullet proof.
Non ABS and they are great
The best in every way
It has won the Isle of Man TT for many years. Can say no more.
Built to last. Like new after 9 years.
Excellent, very smooth and powerful!
Excellent in every aspect
Excellent all round, has power top end and easy to ride around town
The digital dash should come with some kind of anti-glare.
Honda. really isn't much better out there
Honda ABS is fantastic, nice knowing the bike can stop quickly when needed
This is the most awesome bike to ride, fast, light, look where you want to go and it just goes, taking everything in its stride. Never had such a fast, great handling bike thats so easy to ride.
Fast, agile, quick through all the gears. A true gent at low speeds but get it up in the revs and its like sitting on a rocket ship. Its a different animal over around 7000 revs
Very good on fuel plus 1st service was cheaper than I expected it to be. Fitted an aftermarket can which was reasonabily priced for what it is. Insurance is high but thats cos its an expensive bike to buy plus I wrote my GSXR1000 off kast year
No problems as yet but shouldn't have any as its only a few months old.
Awesome brakes. Fitted with ABS and traction control with modes that let you decide how much of a safety net you require.