2010 Honda CBR1000RR First Look

September 4, 2009
Steve Atlas
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Honda’s 2010 CBR1000RR gets a few more tweaks as compared to its little brother the CBR600RR. Although it does get the same BNG (Bold New Graphics) treatment, the Winged Warriors also increased the diameter of the flywheel, adding weight to it for more inertia, presumably for better low-rpm torque and smoother running just off idle. A redesigned license plate assembly makes for quicker removal for those wishing to hit the track, while the muffler cover is now redesigned for improved looks. The new colors include Pearl Orange/Light Metallic Silver and an updated Red/Black on the base model. As for the C-ABS model, it’s only available in Black. This caps the changes for the big-bore CBR, a bike which has now won the Motorcycle-USA Superbike Smackdown two years running. With Aprilia and BMW entering liter-class wars for ‘10 it should be interesting to see if the mighty Honda can stay on top with only a small host of changes. Stay tuned…

Courtesy of Honda
2010 Honda CBR1000RR
Why mess with a good thing? Honda doesn’t change much with its Superbike CBR1000RR.


How do you improve upon the machine rated best by one magazine after the other, a revolutionary literbike that’s the lightest, best handling, most compact and highest performing sportbike to be found? Last year we made the CBR1000RR available with our high-tech electronically controlled Combined ABS for the ultimate in sophisticated sportbike braking performance, and the new 2010 model adds engine changes that provide an even smoother power delivery.

New for 2010

– Increased-diameter flywheel for more inertia and improved performance.

– Redesigned license plate stay for easier removal on track days.

– New muffler cover for enhanced appearance.

– Exciting new colors: Pearl Orange/Light Metallic Silver and Red/Black. C-ABS model available in Black only.

2010 Honda CBR1000RR Specifications:

Model: CBR1000RR / CBR1000RR C-ABS

Engine Type: 999cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder

Bore and Stroke: 76mm x 55.1mm

Compression ratio: 12.3:1

Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder

Induction: Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI)

Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping

Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed

Final Drive: #530 O-ring–sealed chain

Front: 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.3 inches travel
Rear: Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.4 inches travel

Front: Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full-floating 320mm discs
Rear: Single 220mm disc; Honda Electronic Combined ABS

Front: 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear: 190/50ZR-17 radial

Wheelbase: 55.4 inches

2010 Honda CBR1000RR
After consecutive wins in Motorcycle USA’s Superbike Smackdown, the Honda CBR1000RR doesn’t need a facelift.

Rake: 23.3°

Trail: 96.2mm (3.8 inches)

Seat Height: 32.3 inches

Fuel Capacity: 4.7 gallons, including 1.06-gallon reserve

CBR1000RR: Pearl Orange/Light Metallic Silver, Red/Black
CBR1000RR C-ABS: Black

Curb Weight*: 439 pounds (CBR1000RR) / 461.7 pounds (CBR1000RR C-ABS)

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel–ready to ride.

Meets current EPA standards.

California version meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.

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