Tech Spec Evolution Big Red's big dog gets new suspension, revised styling, a digital dash and split-spoke wheels. Rivals Aprilia RSV4R, BMW S1000RR, Ducati 1199 Panigale, Kawasaki ZX-10R, KTM RC8R, MV Agusta F4, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Yamaha YZF-R1. Price $13,800 ($14,800 with C-ABS) Engine type l-c inline-four Valve train DOHC, 16v Displacement 1000cc Bore x stroke 76.0 x 55.1mm Compression 12.3:1 Fuel system EFI Clutch Wet, multi-plate slipper Transmission 6-speed Claimed horsepower na Claimed torque na Frame Aluminum twin-spar Front suspension Showa 43mm Big Piston Fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping Rear suspension Showa Balance Free shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping Front brake Dual Tokico four-piston calipers, 320mm discs with optional C-ABS Rear brake Nissin single-piston caliper, 220mm disc with optional C-ABS Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Bridgestone S20 Rear tire 190/50ZR-17 Bridgestone S20 Rake/trail 23.3°/3.8 in. Seat height 32.3 in. Wheelbase 55.5 in. Fuel capacity 4.7 gal. Claimed curb weight 441 lbs. (467 lbs. with C-ABS) Colors Black, red/black, red/white/blue Available Now Warranty 12 mo., unlimited mi. Contact American Honda Motor Co., Inc.P.O. Box 2200Torrance, CA 90509866.784.1870www.powersports.honda.com Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars. Incremental handling and appearance improvements keep pace with competitive literbikes, but we’d still like to see traction control. They say: “The essential sportbike.” We say: “Still a contender, even without traction control!”They say: “The essential sportbike.” We say: “Still a contender, even without traction co The 2012 CBR1000RR marks the 20th anniversary of the RR family, started in 1992 with the CBR900RR. HRC logos and red/white/blue colors commemorate that milestone.The 2012 CBR1000RR marks the 20th anniversary of the RR family, started in 1992 with the C The all-digital dash adds a host of new features including a prominent gear indicator, adjustable shift lights and MPG readout, amongst others.The all-digital dash adds a host of new features including a prominent gear indicator, adj Join Road Test Editor Ari Henning as he rides the 2012CBR100RR during the bike’s American introduction at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. Check out more episodes of On Two Wheels on Motor Trend’s You Tube channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/motortrend/featured « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Ari Henning Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!