2012 Honda CBR1000RR
The 2012 Honda CBR1000RR now utilizes Big Piston Fork technology, complemented by Honda’s ‘Balance-Free Rear Shock’. New suspension, new bodywork, new instrumentation, new wheels and more adorn this powerful 999cc liquid cooled four-cylinder monster. The Combined ABS (C-ABS) system is the first of its kind on a Superbike and the CBR1000RR has it.
Does the new and improved 2012 Honda CBR1000RR have what it takes to run up front in this year’s Superbike class? Road Test Editor Adam Waheed reports from northern California.
|Engine Type||Inline four-cylinder|
|Bore Stroke||76 mm x 55.1 mm|
|Fuel System||Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI)|
|Ignition||Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping|
|Final Drive||#530 O-ring-sealed chain|
|Rake Trail||23.3 degrees / 3.8 in.|
|Seat Height||32.3 in.|
|Front Suspension||43 mm inverted Big Piston fork w/spring preload, rebound, compression damping|
|Rear Suspension||Unit Pro-Link Balance Free Rear Shock w/spring preload, rebound, compression|
|Front Brake||Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full floating 320mm discs|
|Rear Brake||Single 220 mm disc|
|Fuel Capacity||4.7 gal. including 1.06-gallon reserve|
|Dry Weight||441 lbs. (Wet)|
After battling at the racetrack, Superbike Smackdown X moves to the street to see how the same six Superbikes perform on the open road.