Honda CB1000R (2008 - present)

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PHIL PALMER
Reviewed: 11 June 2014

just got back from the pyrennes this bike eats twisty's

attacks any bends you care to throw at it slow or fast bends on the tight twisty's a sports bike won't see it for dust
best leave this bike garaged in Spain.
the 250 mile motorway trip made me want a sports bike
tried the trip down with a fairing added but the buffeting to my head "jesus", removed the small clock fairing "far better" happy now riding in the low 80'is
a very fast bike in the mountains but high speed commuting to get their a big no no
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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Build Quality:
4.0

PHIL PALMER would recommend this product
doubleA
Reviewed: 01 May 2013

Best Bike I've ever owned!

Handling, Power curve, Style, Quality
Instruments difficult to see in direct light
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5.0
Brakes:
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Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Build Quality:
5.0

doubleA would recommend this product
Sam the man
Reviewed: 13 March 2013

Best alround naked

Very easy to ride, great looks, plenty of power, excellent reliability , great build quality, great bike
Side frames on both side where rear sets screw into can wear easily by boots or trousers, could have a more durable finish.
Fantastic bike, highly recommended.
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5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Build Quality:
4.0

Sam the man would recommend this product
Pat Bergin
Reviewed: 06 March 2013

Brilliant all-rounder. Well-built, good-looking, fast and comfortable - but perhaps just lacking a bit of soul

Instantly feels "right" as soon as you sit on it. Will not disgrace itself on a track day and is equally as good touring or scratching. The single-sided swingarm and cool clocks look great - get rid of the big end can and replace it with a nice aftermarket item and you have a really good-looking bike. The build quality is proper Honda too, solid and reassuring. Exudes quality and competence.
Perhaps a bit jack-of-all-trades and master-of-none? The standard can is pretty ugly too (much the same as most modern bikes though) - worth investing in an aftermarket item IMHO. For its all-round competence and ease-of-use, it is a better bike than a Tuono, a Brutale or a Monster but although it is a cliche to say it, it lacks the "soul" of the Italian bikes. Performance is decent enough but not jaw-dropping and although it is certainly good-looking, it is not drop-dead gorgeous.
A very, very good package. A bike you can use for just about anything you want, track day, tour, Sunday blast or daily commute - it will take it all in its stride and will look good doing it. It is not perfect though. It is harsh to criticise such a class act but a Tuono will tweak your adrenal gland more and a Monster with a pair of Termignonis will tug at your heart in a way this bike cannot match. It really depends on what you want out of your bike though and this one really does tick a very large number of boxes.
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Engine:
4.0
Brakes:
4.0
Handling:
4.0
Comfort:
5.0
Build Quality:
5.0

Pat Bergin would recommend this product
raybikenutt
Reviewed: 05 November 2012

""update"" one fantastic bike had it since aug this year and still enjoying a lot

Proves you don't have to travel at 150mph to enjoy motorcycling.
Good rideing position.
Lovely looking clocks & different from anything else you've seen.
as i say Ride postion is great, no more sports bikes for me as the wrists and back won't survive another one but the CB1000R gives the thrills up to the legal speed limit and I always come back from a ride with a smile on my face.just so much fun from her!!

Clocks hard to read if sun shinning on it.
Suspension soft in default setting .Rear wheel throws water all over your back in the wet.a lot!!

This is possibly the best usable bike I've had having had at lot of hondas but the last lot was . vf 750 cb1000f Blackbird cbr1000rr7 vtr1000 i have Found the Honda cb1000r has done everything I asked of it and more. great looks, good performance what more do you need top bike !!!

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Engine:
4.0
Brakes:
4.0
Handling:
4.0
Comfort:
5.0
Build Quality:
5.0

raybikenutt would recommend this product
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