2008 Honda CBR1000RR: Big Red Ripper | First Ride

Honda Takes Mass Centralization To The Extreme

Photography by Kevin Wing

Tech Spec
Evolution
This all-new model has as much in common with the RC212V MotoGP racer as last year's CBR1000RR.

Rivals
Leading literbikes like the Suzuki GSX-R1000, Kawasaki ZX-10R and Yamaha's YZF-R1.

TECH
Price $11,599
Engine type l-c inline-four
Valve train DOHC, 16v
Displacement 999cc
Bore x stroke 76.0 x 55.1mm
Compression 12.3:1
Fuel system Dual-stage EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower na
Claimed torque na
Frame Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension 43mm HMAS inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Single Unit Pro-Link HMAS shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Tokico four-piston radial calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake Single Tokico one-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front tire 120/70-ZR17 Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier PT
Rear tire 190/50-ZR17 Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier NK
Rake/trail 23.5/3.8 in.
Seat height 32.3 in.
Wheelbase 55.4 in.
Fuel capacity 4.7 gal.
Claimed wet weight 435 lbs.
Color Red/Black, Black/Metallic Silver, Pearl Yellow/Black, Candy Dark Red/Metallic Silver, Black/ Metallic Grey
Available March
Warranty 12 months, unlimited mi.

Verdict
With a stout engine and GP-bike handling, Honda's latest literbike will be tough to beat

HOTBOX
American Honda Motor Company
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance
CA  90501
N/A
www.powersports.honda.com
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