American Honda Motor Company’s Powersports Division announced to its dealers today the release of the CB1000R, a high-performance and versatile “naked bike.”
“Last week we introduced the all-new entry-level CBR250R and we’re just as excited about this addition to Honda’s lineup for 2011,” said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. “The CB1000R fills a great position in today’s market as we now bring a very capable sport machine packed with high-performance features to riders who focus on street use—wherever and whatever their destination may be.
Whether it’s a quick trip down a favorite backroad, a weeklong ride through a few states, or anything in between, the CB1000R is versatile enough to do it all.”
CB1000R: A Distinctive High-Performance Honda
When you look at the new CB1000R, you see a motorcycle with roots that stretch back to the seminal four-cylinder classic CB750K0 introduced by Honda in 1969. Yet at the same time the CB1000R carries a sporting heritage so modern that it will attract many of today’s most sophisticated and demanding street riders.
Credit its clean, essentials-only styling, and a fuel-injected four-cylinder 998cc powerplant tuned for loads of right-now power. Sophisticated Gravity Die-Cast technology creates a mono-backbone aluminum frame that is strong yet features thin-wall construction for light weight.
The distinctive single-sided aluminum swingarm features a single rear shock with spring preload and rebound-damping adjustability for excellent rear suspension action. And there’s a fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork and radial-mounted dual 310mm disc brakes up front.
Perhaps best of all, the roomy seating position delivers excellent rider comfort and tremendous versatility for long-distance travel and two-up riding. With all these features and more, the 2011 CB1000R is the most modern iteration of a long line of much-respected high-performance unfaired four-cylinder bikes—the classic hot-rod Hondas. Available in Pearl Black beginning in Spring 2011.
Engine Type: 998cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Bore and Stroke: 75mm x 56.5mm
Compression ratio: 11.2:1
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
Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive: #530 O-ring chain
Front: 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Rear: Single gas-charged HMAS shock with spring preload and rebound damping adjustability;
5.0 inches travel
Front: Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with 310mm discs
Rear: Single 256mm disc
Front: 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear: 180/55ZR-17 radial
Wheelbase: 56.9 inches
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
Color: Pearl Black
Curb Weight* and Honda Genuine Accessories: To be declared
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride. Meets current EPA standards.