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Introduction - Fireblade 2003
This is where Honda’s Fireblade has always excelled: total control through a total balance of all factors from impressive power delivery to the lightest weight possible. Smooth handling as well as comfort for rider and pillion make the FireBlade a well-rounded, customer-oriented bike that feels equally good on the circuit as in traffic. Marking the beginning of its second decade, the new FireBlade has an even more aggressive design and is even more responsive thanks to numerous new items in its engine, frame, chassis and electrics. The result is a genuine top runner that aims to be the best in everything for everybody.

All-New Styling for Sharper and Lighter Performance

From its aggressively angled new front cowl, highlighted by a stunning new triple-beam multi-reflector headlight, to its slim new seat cowl, which terminates in a sharp, new dual-array LED taillight, the new Fireblade’s bodywork is just as breathtaking to look at as its blistering Super Sport performance is a blast to enjoy.

The new ’Blade’s lighter, sleeker, and more aggressive look is further emphasised by a new ‘hugger’ fender that follows the curve of the rear tyre to open up a wide space under the slim new seat cowl.

Fully Adjustable 43mm Inverted Front Fork

The FireBlade’s massive inverted front fork stanchion tubes carry wide-diameter 43mm H.M.A.S (Honda Multi-Action System) cartridge-type sliders that offer superbly responsive feel as well as full adjustability to match virtually all riding conditions. While realising greatly reduced unsprung weight, they also provide a comfortable and confident ride over a broad range of variable road surfaces.


Competition Class 4 Piston Calliper Front Disc Brakes

The Fireblade’s high-performance four-piston front brake callipers grip lightweight, wide-diameter 330mm floating rotors between sintered metal pads for strong, responsive braking control anytime and anywhere. At the rear, a compact dual-piston calliper provides an assured balance of braking control.

Fire Breathing, Fuel-Injected Inline 4 Powerplant

The FireBlade’s famed, high-powered DOHC inline-4 engine now features a 1mm larger bore for a 25cc increase in displacement to 954cc, lighter weight pistons and detailed modifications for reduced weight and internal friction, and a corresponding big boost in power and response.

Its 2nd generation PGM-FI computer-controlled fuel injection system features larger throttle bodies, new injectors and newly programmed control maps for faster, more accurate throttle response.

Features & Benefits

New, Lightweight All-Titanium Exhaust System

With its built-in Honda Titanium Exhaust Valve (HTEV) maintaining sharp performance throughout the engine’s rev range, the FireBlade’s lightweight titanium exhaust system features a new, ultra-lightweight titanium silencer for both the look and feel of top performance.
The German-spec version also features an inline catalyser element to double the ’Blade’s efforts to protect the environment by further minimising harmful exhaust emissions.

Refined Aluminium Twin-Spar Frame

The Fireblade’s lightweight and rigid aluminium twin-spar frame takes another step in the direction of ‘Total Control’ with detailed refinements like new steering head and rear plate castings that ensure fully optimised torsional rigidity and a more broadly useable range of handling and performance.

A new, slimmer seat rail design further emphasises the ’Blade’s sharper performance with a lighter, slimmer look and feel.

New HRC-Developed Press-Forged Aluminium Swingarm

With its gigantic right-side press-forging and highly rigid, ‘Yagura’-reinforced left-side extrusion mated to a large central casting for astounding strength, the FireBlade’s impressive new aluminium swingarm delivers a full-bore racing-class balance of control while being fully 300g lighter than the swingarm it replaces.

Its progressive Pro-Link suspension system features a new ‘in-frame’ upper damper mounting that facilitates ride height adjustments, while the lower casting of its ‘Semi-Pivotless’ swingarm mounting has been modified for enhanced torsional rigidity and even more effective control.

Lighter Weight New Wheels Mount Wide, Low-Profile Radial Tyres

Even the FireBlade’s wheels have been modified for lighter weight, with more compact hubs and narrower hollow-section triple-spokes making a significant contribution to reduced unsprung weight. Both mount high-performance, low-profile ‘ZR’-rated radial tyres for the best grip and control this side of the circuit.


More Aggressive Riding Position

The Fireblade’s stunning new design isn’t for looks alone. Its lighter, sharper curves also realise a leaner, meaner, more aggressive riding feel, with even the fuel tank setting farther down in the frame to take 10mm off its height and length that helps realise greater positioning freedom and more responsive control.


H.I.S.S Helps Keep Your FireBlade Safe and Sound

It’s certainly no fun finding your pride and joy gone without you. Honda helps protect your investment with its effective Honda Ignition Security System, which completely disables the bike’s ignition and won’t let the engine be started by any other than its two original programmed keys…ever. A blinking LED on the instrument panel warns potential joyriders and thieves to look elsewhere. A special carrier built in under the locking pop-up pillion pad lets you carry a U-lock for added security.


Model Name:

Fireblade 2003 Model

Engine Type:

Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4

Bore x Stroke:

75 ´ 54mm



Compression Ratio:

11.5 : 1


Electronic fuel injection

Maximum Power:

111kW/11,250min-1 (95/1/EC)

Maximum Torque:

105Nm/9,500min-1 (95/1/EC)


Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance





Final Drive:

‘O’-ring sealed chain

Dimensions (mm):

2,065 x 680 x 1,125mm

Wheel Base (mm):


Seat Height (mm):


Ground Clearance (mm):


Fuel Capacity (litres):

18 incl 3.5 reserve

Front Wheel:

17 ´ MT3.50 hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium

Rear Wheel:

17 ´ MT6.00 hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium

Front Tyre:

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre:

190/50 ZR17

Front Suspension:

43mm inverted H.M.A.S. cartridge-type telescopic fork with stepless preload, compression and rebound adjustment, 120mm axle travel

Rear Suspension:

Pro-Link with gas-charged H.M.A.S. damper featuring 13-step preload and stepless compression and rebound damping adjustment, 135mm axle travel

Front Brakes:

330 ´ 4.5mm dual disc with 4-piston callipers and sintered metal pads

Rear Brakes:

220 ´ 5mm single-piston calliper disc with sintered metal pads

Dry Weight (kg):




$17,690.00 (includes GST)*
* Does not include freight, pre-delivery or government charges.
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