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2011 Honda CB1000R - Street Fighter Shootout Photo Gallery

The new 2011 Honda CB1000R is the latest naked bike offering from Honda. We will see how it stacks up against the best street fighters from around the world. 2011 Streetfighter Shootout

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This is a fun motorcycle but more horsepower is always better!
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The Honda Inline Four is derrived from the 2007 CBR1000R.
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The Honda CB1000R was introduced to MotoUSA's Streetfighter Shootout for the first time in 2011.
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A unique instrument console features a digital tach, though the left-side speedo is hard to read at times.
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The Tokico calipers on the front wheel do their job extremely well while transmitting good feel at the lever.
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The Honda features attractive go-fast styling cues like its spiral wheels.
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The CB1000R featured a bulletproof drivetrain with an exceptional transmission and clutch.
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Ken: "The Honda engine spins up pretty fast. It seems to be making all its power in the middle of the rev-range and it winds out well up top, but there’s not as much there as I would expect. Does it haul ass though? Yep."
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2011 Honda CB1000R at Streets of Willow.
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2011 Honda CB1000R at Barona Drag Strip.
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2011 Honda CB1000R at Barona Drag Strip.
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2011 Honda CB1000R at Barona Drag Strip.
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2011 Honda CB1000R
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The Honda may lack in raw engine performance but it
produces street-friendly torque and more than enough
oomph for hooligan antics on the street for those inclined.
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HMAS components feature a fully-adjustable fork and preload/rebound adjustable rear shock.
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The Honda CB1000R offers decent real-world performance and makes for a street-friendly ride with predictable handling.
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Despite high marks for its good looks and affordability, the Honda CB1000R lacked the performance numbers and personality compared to other motorcycles in the test.
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The Honda CB1000R's neutral handling meant there were no surprises during the test.
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The Honda CB1000R proves a capable handler, with its suspension sprung for street comfort rather than track prowess.
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Brian Steeves: "With that said the motor in the CB1K is strong enough to propel you into the triple-digit dash numbers, but does it so seamlessly it’s almost anticlimactic.”
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The Honda's stripped down styling perfectly fits the Streetfighter aesthetic.
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While its raw performance trails some of the more expensive competition, the 2011 Honda CB1000R still offers tremendous performance at a low price point.
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Ken: "What is not cool about the CB seat is the stylized bump on the front side of the passenger seating area. This protruding piece pokes you in the tailbone region when you accelerate, ride a wheelie or simply scoot back too far in the saddle."
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2011 Honda CB1000R Dyno