Cars may be more practical than motorcycles for a lot or different reasons, but if you’re the free-wheeling type that enjoys the breath of freedom that only bikes can provide, then the latter is definitely right inside your wheel house.
Dressed in a clean, essentials-only styling that belies its superbike capabilities, the CBR1000 was built using a sophisticated Gravity Die-Cast technology with a mono-backbone aluminum frame that is strong yet features thin-wall construction to ensure the bike is as light as a feather. The bike’s seating position - a short, compact and lightweight seat and tail cowl - delivers excellent rider comfort and tremendous versatility for long-distance travel. There’s also a stylish three-section LCD instrument panel features a multi-segment LCD tachometer and a distinctive triangular multi-reflector headlight, with unique LED position light.
As far as power is concerned, the CB1000R comes with a fuel-injected four-cylinder 998cc powerplant that boasts of Honda’s esteemed sports and racing tradition. The engine has been tuned for loads of right-now power to go with a single-sided swingarm with single-shock rear suspension.
The Honda CB1000R has been described in a variety of ways, but whatever description you can think of for it, one thing will always remain true: it’s a true modern iteration of a long line of classic, high-performance, hot-rod Hondas.
And judging by the early returns, it’s doing its predecessors proud.
Find out more about the Honda CB1000R’s specs after the jump
|Engine Type||998cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder|
|Bore and Stroke||75mm x 56.5mm|
|Valve Train||DOHC; four valves per cylinder|
|Induction||PGM-FI Fuel Injection with automaticenrichment circuit and 36mm throttle bodies|
|Ignition||Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping|
|Final Drive||#530 O-ring chain|
|Suspension Front||43mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.3 inches travel|
|Suspension Rear||Single gas-charged HMAS shock with spring preload and rebound damping adjustability; 5.0 inches travel|
|Brakes Front||Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with 310mm discs|
|Brakes Rear||Single 256mm disc|
|Tires Front||120/70ZR-17 radial|
|Tires Rear||180/55ZR-17 radial|
|Rake (Caster Angle)||25.0°|
|Trail||99mm (3.9 inches)|
|Seat Height||32.5 inches|
|Fuel Capacity||4.5 gallons, including 1.0-gallon reserve|
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.
Meets current CARB and EPA standards.