YEARS SOLD: 2011–present
MSRP NEW: $10,999 (’11) $11,760 (’16)
BLUE BOOK RETAIL VALUE: $7,060 (’11) to $9,335 (’16)
BASIC SPECS: At the heart beats a fuel-injected 999cc inline-four based on the ’07 CBR1000RR that’s been tuned for greater torque production in the midrange and bottom rpm range. A gravity die-cast mono-backbone aluminum frame links the 25-degree steering head and swingarm pivot without visible frame spars, and the stylish single-sided swingarm is supported by a shock with spring preload and rebound damping adjustment. The fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork carries radial-mount calipers pinching 310mm floating discs. Tire size is 120/70ZR-17 front and 180/55ZR-17 rear.
WHY IT’S DESIRABLE: Introduced abroad in 2008, this liter-class nudity of the domestic debut after three years is worth the wait. “Overall, the CB1000R won high marks for sporting behavior, full flexibil density, and ease of use,” was and is now our mood. “While this is not a hard-edged repli-racer, however, it’s so much fun and easy to break up your favorite bushings, anything you can throw away in pure flick-it-in potential to make up for ease and confidence. A horse-riding position provides comfort throughout the day and is comfortable enough to provide stability while still providing a smooth control.
THE COMPETITION: A large number of options to fill a large sport-standard segment on behalf of the Kawasaki Ninja / Z1000, Suzuki GSX1250 Yamaha FZ1, Ducati Monster, KTM the super Duke, triumph speed triumph can be traced back to Honda’s debut. The CB1000R has become an affordable alternative to competing electronics using recent AIDS and high specification.