Milan Show: Honda CB1000R

Tasty naked Fireblade makes debut in Milan

Posted: 6 November 2007
by Tim Skilton

AFTER MUCH anticipation Honda have unveiled their latest litre naked muscle bike, in the shape of the CB1000R.

The machine, which looks set to replace the company's unpopular Hornet 900, aims to compete with top-sellers like the Speed Triple, Yamaha FZ-1 and Kawasaki Z1000.

SpecificationsType Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4 Displacement 998cm³ Fuel capacity 17 litres (including 4-litre LCD-indicated reserve) Dimensions 2,090 x 775 x 1,090mm Tyre front 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge-type telescopic fork with stepless preload, compression and rebound adjustment, 120mm cushion stroke Tyre rear Monoshock with gas-charged HMAS damper featuring 10-step preload and stepless rebound damping adjustment, 128mm axle travel Clutch Wet, multiplate with coil springs

FeaturesNew design crankcase covers feature eye-catching nickel-plated bolt heads Short, compact and lightweight seat and tail cowl LED taillight integrated under tail cowl Advanced gravity die-cast aluminium Mono-Backbone frame 256mm rear disc brake with compact dual-piston calliper Attractive new cast aluminium wheels feature swept 4-spoke design Monoshock rear suspension with adjustable HMAS damper Lightweight and powerful 998cm3 liquidcooled fuel-injected inline-4 engine based on 2007 CBR1000RR Fireblade 310mm floating front disc brakes feature same radial-mount callipers as new Fireblade Combined-ABS version features 3-piston front brake callipers Fully adjustable 43mm inverted front fork same as new Fireblade Triangular multi-reflector headlight with distinctive LED position lamp Honda Ignition Security System (HISS) helps prevent ride-away theft Small and stylish 3-section LCD meter panel features wide-throw multi-segment LCD tachometer

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why can't i buy this in the us , that's just dumb

Posted: 15/08/2008 at 21:15

I had a test ride on one yesterday, felt strange after getting of the Fireblade, but went well, felt light and dropped into corners easy,  a bit supermotardy, needs a fairing,  b I don't think ill be swapping though 

Posted: 17/08/2008 at 10:37


Posted: 17/08/2008 at 10:50

Dumb? Can't talk?

Posted: 17/08/2008 at 11:22

Yeah man get my new CB1000R delivered on a kid at Christmas, dont know how its going to compare to my old tricked up 2008 k8 GSXR600??????? NEED THE COMFORT....getting on now (.

Posted: 14/08/2009 at 10:25

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