2012 Honda CBR1000RR

2012 Honda CBR1000RR
MSRP $13,800

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.


2012 Honda CBR1000RR First Ride

2012 Honda CBR1000RR First Ride

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.

Specifications
Year2012
ManufacturerHonda
ModelCBR1000RR
Engine TypeInline four-cylinder
Engine Displacement999cc
Bore Stroke76 mm x 55.1 mm
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Compression Ratio12.3:1
Fuel SystemDual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI)
IgnitionComputer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping
Starting SystemElectric
TransmissionClose-ratio six-speed
Final Drive#530 O-ring-sealed chain
Rake Trail23.3 degrees / 3.8 in.
Seat Height32.3 in.
Wheelbase55.5 in.
Front Suspension43 mm inverted Big Piston fork w/spring preload, rebound, compression damping
Rear SuspensionUnit Pro-Link Balance Free Rear Shock w/spring preload, rebound, compression
Front BrakeDual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full floating 320mm discs
Rear BrakeSingle 220 mm disc
Front Tire120/70ZR-17
Rear Tire190/50ZR-17
Fuel Capacity4.7 gal. including 1.06-gallon reserve
Dry Weight441 lbs. (Wet)
MSRP$13,800

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