2008 Honda CB1000R - First Ride

A Sexy, Hi-Po Naked Bike Designed In Italy, Engineered In Japan-And N/A In The USA

By Roland Brown, Photography by Milagro

Tech Spec

Evolution
Essentially a CBR1000RR that's slipped into something more comfortable for street duty.

Rivals
Over here, the CB would go up against Yamaha's FZ1, Kawasaki's Z1000 and Suzuki's B-King 1300.

TECH
Price na
Engine type l-c inline-four
Valve train DOHC, 16v
Displacement 998cc
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 125 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
Claimed torque 74 lb.-ft. @ 8000 rpm
Frame Aluminum single-backbone
Front suspension 43mm Showa fork, adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Showa shock, adjustable for spring preload and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Tokico four-piston radial calipers, 310mm discs
Rear brake Tokico two-piston caliper, 256mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Bridgestone Battlax BT015
Rear tire 180/55ZR-17 Bridgestone Battlax BT015
Seat height 32.5 in.
Wheelbase 56.9 in.
Fuel capacity 4.5 gal.
Claimed dry weight 478 lbs.

Contact
http://www.honda-eu.com

Verdict
It took six years but the CB1000R is finally the bike the Hornet should have been.

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