Milan Show: Honda CB1000R

Tasty naked Fireblade makes debut in Milan

By Tim Skilton on Tue, 6 Nov 2007 - 11:11

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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