PERFORMANCE HAS A STYLE OF ITS OWN
POWERFUL INLINE FOUR ENGINE
The strong 998cc DOHC four-cylinder engine of the CB1000R uses the proven design and specification of the Honda Superbikes. Forged (not cast) pistons make it as strong as it is solid.
Compared to earlier engine designs in this series, the CB1000R is fitted with a higher valve rise, bigger valves, wider inlet ports, and new combustion-chamber shapes to boost gas flow and provide better midrange torque.
The four-into-one CB1000R design boosts torque at 5,000 rpm and beyond, saves 10 pounds, and provides the CB1000R with a richer, more natural exhaust note for added character.
This revolutionary build is close enough to put all the strength of the CB1000R to the bottom, and still provides a gentle pull on the clutch lever. Plus, the geometry of the slipper helps to minimize wheel hop during rapid downshifts and deceleration.
HONDA SELECTABLE TORQUE CONTROL
A fantastic device that blends the old-school raw horsepower of the CB1000R with a new power source that holds the bike hooked up and the fuel running in a wide range of surface conditions.
STEEL BACKBONE CHASSIS
The CB1000R has a special frame style. The key mono-backbone portion is steel, which is supported by split-tightening aluminum pivot plates. You'll get the foundation for excellent handling along with a lightweight build.
SHOWA FRONT SUSPENSION
The CB1000R uses the Showa Separate Feature Front Fork Large Piston (SFF-BP) array. It provides both reduced weight, superior stability and excellent overall performance. Plus, it provides adjustability for spring preload as well as for rebound and compression damping.
HUGE REAR TYRE
In order to get all that engine power on the road, the CB1000R comes with a 190/55-17 rear tyre.
Dual radial-mounted four-piston front calipers bite 310 mm floating rotors while the two-piston rear calipers bite the 256 mm rear rotor. Our front and rear anti-lock braking system (ABS) can be a great help in making safe stops in less than optimal situations.
The CB1000R features a special, one-sided swing arm. It's part of the outstanding handling character of the vehicle, but it also adds a lot to the way this engine looks.
The handlebar of a bike makes a big difference in how you react to your vehicle. We moved the CB650R bar forward and also adjusted the bend in the bar. Plus, using a luxury, tapered-section swaged bar will give you more front-end feedback.
OPEN RIDING POSITION
We name it the rider triangle, where your ass hits the saddle, where your knees sit on the pegs, and where your hands catch the rope. By opening the triangle on the CB1000R, you sit a little straighter, allowing you a better vantage point.
The lamps are smaller, more portable, lighter and have an extremely long life. And check out the horseshoe-shaped light ring. The CB1000R's round-shaped LED headlight is strong and bright, and sets the stage for the non-nonsense appearance of the Neo-Sports Café Streetfighter.
FLANGELESS FUEL TANK
We 're constructing it without a clear bottom flange. Yeah, it takes a bit more time to make, but you get a fuel tank with a new, custom look that we think is worth it. Plus, the tank is slimmer for a comfortable fit and a lighter feel due to its distinctive shape.
A first for Honda, and here you see it. The rear splash guard / fender is attached directly to the swing arm for a new, sharp styling grip.
SOLID UNDERSTATED STYLE
Check out all the specifications of the steel and aluminum alloy on this vehicle. Metal components give a simple message: the CB1000R is all business. Premium unit with a burnished-aluminum radiator hood and airbox cover, engine covers, cylinder head and sprocket core.