Much like the Honda CB1000R, the new Honda CBR1000RR has a strange name. But more than their shared commonality for long alpha-numeric designations, the CB1000R and the CBR1000RR also have one thing in common: they’re two of the best sportsbikes on the market.

As a matter of fact, the latter has been touted ’revolutionary’ by more than one expert while also establishing new standards for a light weight, superlative handling, remarkably compact bike with exceptional performance numbers to boot.

Talking about its performance capabilities, the Honda CBR1000RR is powered by a powerful 999cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine with a close-ratio six-speed transmission. This setup is joined by an inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound, and compression damping adjustability and a Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock rear suspension with the same spring preload, rebound, and compression damping adjustability of the front suspension. The bike also features 320mm front brake discs with dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers to go with a single 220mm brake disc.

In a world dominated by high-powered superbikes that are more one-dimensional than anything else, the Honda CBR1000RR offers a unique blend of simple and casual styling to go with outstanding performance numbers.

Now if they can only do something about shortening its name...

Find out more about the Honda CBR1000RR specs after the jump

  • 2011 Honda CBR1000RR
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  • Engine:
    liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
  • Transmission:
    Close-ratio six-speed
  • Displacement:
    999 L


2011 Honda CBR1000RR Exterior
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Model CBR1000RR / CBR1000RR C-ABS
Engine Type 999cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Bore and Stroke 76mm x 55.1mm
Compression Ratio 12.3:1
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Induction Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI)
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping
Transmission Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive #530 O-ring - sealed chain
Suspension Front 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.3 inches travel
Suspension Rear Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.4 inches travel
Brakes Front Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full-floating 320mm discs
Brake Rear Single 220mm disc; Honda Electronic Combined ABS
Tires Front 120/70ZR-17 radial
Tires Rear 190/50ZR-17 radial
Wheelbase 55.4 inches
Rake 23.3o
Trail 96.2mm (3.8 inches)
Seat Height 32.3 inches
Fuel Capacity 4.7 gallons, including 1.06-gallon reserve
Estimated Fuel Economy 37 mpg
ColorsCBR1000RR Repsol Edition, Red/Black, Black CBR1000RR C-ABS: Red/Black
Curb Weight 439 pounds (CBR1000RR) / 462 pounds (CBR1000RR C-ABS)

Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.

Honda’s fuel-economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride; how you maintain your vehicle; weather; road conditions; tire pressure; installation of accessories; cargo, rider and passenger weight; and other factors.

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