Honda CB1000R (2008 - present)

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Emil Larson
Reviewed: 28 August 2014

Proper hooligan-bike that's very easy ridden!

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Comfort
Sound with Yoshimura R77 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkt2IHzyhhg
Design
Instruments, hard to read
No gear-indicator
Maaaybe needs a steering-damper
Wheelies, drifting, knee-down, daily commute & reliable... Sums it up pretty good!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkt2IHzyhhg
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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
4.0
Comfort:
5.0
Build Quality:
5.0

Emil Larson would recommend this product
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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Engine:
5.0
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5.0
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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Engine:
5.0
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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
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