♦ Lighter weight stainless steel four-into-one exhaust features new inline-exhaust valve to control exhaust pressure for maximum performance.
♦ New intake-air control valve (IACV) minimizes torque reaction and smoothes response to small throttle changes through gradual reductions of air and fuel intake when the throttle is opened and closed.
♦ New non-resonance knock sensor maintains optimum spark advance while constantly monitoring combustion performance during mid- to high-speed operation.
♦ New nose-mounted ram-air induction directs fresh, cool air to a higher-volume airbox.
♦ New smaller and lighter Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD).
♦ Newly designed Fine Die-Cast (FDC) frame uses four large castings for lighter weight.
♦ Improved mass centralization.
♦ Redesigned radiator with compact dimensions improves cooling capacity.
♦ All-new bodywork enhances handling and performance.
♦ Handlebars raised 10mm for improved rider comfort.
♦ Center of gravity revised for more neutral response and easier side-to-side flickability.
♦ New, compact instrument design.
♦ Exciting new colors--Pearl White/Silver and Ultra Blue Metallic/Silver--join Red/Black and Black as color options.