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

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

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

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.


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

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