BNG for 2011 Honda CBR Line

October 6, 2010
Bart Madson
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2011 Honda CBR1000RR
Price is still to be determined for 2011, but the Honda CBR1000RR superbike returns to Big Red’s lineup unchanged from the previous model year.
2011 Honda CBR1000RR

American Honda has announced the release of three models to its 2011 lineup, including the CBR sportbikes and the Honda Silver Wing scooter. The Honda CBR line returns unchanged from its previous form, getting the bold new graphics treatment for ‘11.

“With this new-model release Honda expands its lineup for 2011 in many significant ways,” said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. “These three latest models underscore the variety we offer to our customers. The CBR1000RR and CBR600RR both set the standard for sportbikes in their respective classes, and the Silver Wing creates an exciting large-displacement dynamic for scooter enthusiasts. These 2011 machines add a lot of variety to our new-model lineup, and I’m pleased to say there will be even more new machines to be announced shortly.”

Honda CBR1000RR

Honda’s Superbike contender, the CBR1000RR, will return with the same package that placed second in both the street and track portions of our 2010 Superbike Shootouts (2010 Superbike Smackdown VII Track, 2010 Superbike Smackdown VII Street). In 2010 trim the big CBR spun the dyno up to 153.9 horsepower and 77.6 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheel. Our measured curb weight was 451 pounds.

The 2011 CBR1000RR will carry over Honda’s proprietary electronic enhancements, like optional combined ABS and standard electronic steering damper. The ’11 model will be available in red/black and all-black colorways, with a Repsol Edition livery available. Price is not yet available, with last year’s version retailing for $13,399. The 2011 models will be available starting in December.

Honda CBR600RR

2011 Honda CBR600RR
The 2011 Honda CBR600RR supersport returns for 2011 in black/red and all-black colorways.

The 2011 CBR600RR is also unchanged for the new model year, with the exception of some new color schemes, solid black and black/red. The 2010 model cost $11,199, with the pricing for 2011 undetermined. The new CBR supersport model will hit dealership floors beginning in February.

Honda’s last redesign for the 600 occurred in the 2009 model year, with a slight revision to the bodywork. The last complete redesign was the 2007 model year, with the little CBR our Supersport Shootout winner in 2007 and 2008. The CBR600RR placed second in our 2009 Supersport Shootout, with an identical placing in our most recent 2010 Modified Supersport Shootout.

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