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2011 Honda CB1000R Coming to America

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The 2011 CB1000R utilizes a 998cc inline Four with an aluminum frame and fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork.
The 2011 CB1000R utilizes a 998cc inline Four with an aluminum frame and fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork.
Americans will pine over one less European-only model as Honda announces it will introduce the CB1000R naked as a 2011 model.

“Last week we introduced the all-new entry-level CBR250R and we're just as excited about this addition to Honda's lineup for 2011,” said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. “The CB1000R fills a great position in today's market as we now bring a very capable sport machine packed with high-performance features to riders who focus on street use—wherever and whatever their destination
may be.Whether it's a quick trip down a favorite backroad, a weeklong ride through a few states, or anything in between, the CB1000R is versatile enough to do it all.”

The CB1000R makes use of a 998cc liquid-cooled Inline Four. The aluminum frame and single-sided aluminum swingarm make up the chassis, along with a fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork and preload, rebound adjustable rear shock. Braking comes via dual 310mm four-pot calipers and a single disc rear.
2011 Honda CB1000R Specs
2011 Honda CB1000R
Engine Type: Liquid-cooled Inline Four
Displacement: 998cc
Bore x Stroke: 75mm x 56.5mm
Induction: PGM-FI Fuel injection with automatic enrichment circuit and 36mm throttle bodies.
Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping.
Compression Ratio: 11.2:1
Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive: #530 0-ring chain
Front Suspension: 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.7 inches travel.
Rear Suspension: Single gas-charged HMAS shock with spring preload and rebound damping adjustability; 5.0 inches travel.
Front Brake: Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with 310mm discs.
Rear Brake: Single 256mm disc
Front Tire: 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear Tire: 180/55ZR-17 radial
Rake: 25.0 degrees (caster angle)
Trail: 99mm (3.9 inches)
Wheelbase: 56.9 in
Seat Height: 32.5 inches
Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gallons, including 1.0-gallon reserve.

The new naked Honda will be available in Pearl Black and hit U.S. dealerships in Spring 2011.

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Tapper -Nice bike but....  December 31, 2010 08:21 AM
This thing would never catch my B-king. BUt I'd buy one.
Sumanster -Nice  November 18, 2010 04:47 PM
Despite being in dire need of a license plate/rear signal relocation (easily remedied), this is a nice-looking bike that should have decent power. I'm curious to see more pics and full reviews.
Jonny -Hernado Cochise  November 15, 2010 10:21 AM
I've had one of these for over a year and after over 8500 trouble free miles I've got to say this is the greatest bike the worlds ever seen.
Elwyne -honduc  November 9, 2010 08:05 AM
Guys, if money is no issue...which one you guys gonna pick between ducati streetfighter or this honda???...thanks...
iRoc -too late! z1000 already got here first  November 5, 2010 07:00 AM
this model has been out in europe for 2 years now. theres been a bunch of comparo done by numerous publications already and this comes third most of the time compared to the european made motorcycles but it was best among the jap bikes, then the new z1000 was released and it was relegated to second. if i were to choose between the cb1000r and the z1000 id pick the kwak.
zoomn -Naked!!!  November 4, 2010 06:03 AM
Ahhhh. Finally a successor to the 919! If only I could... Could a 599 successor be far behind?
Skipper -Not Sure  November 3, 2010 11:40 AM
This is the same as the new VFR - it looks like they gave up with the design when it came to the rear of the bike. The whole thing is just plain ugly.
Rufi000000 -Yes.  November 2, 2010 05:25 PM
Was considering bikes like the Z1000 and Street Triple as eventual (far off eventual) replacements for my SV650 (first bike). This just took top spot on my list. A naked with a real superbike engine and a single sided swingarm? Yes please.
MikeD -OH NO!!!  November 2, 2010 04:57 PM
What will we all Standard Bike Fans bitch about now that BigRed made this move?
Chris -TG  November 2, 2010 03:34 PM
The engine in the new CB is a detuned version of the '06-'07 CBR1000RR engine. Makes mid 120 hp similar to the z1000. But the new z1000 uses an all new purpose built engine that isn't based on the zx-9 or zx-10r.
TT -CB1000F?  November 2, 2010 02:45 PM
Does the European market have a version of this bike plus a fairing? Similar to the Z1000 -> Ninja 1000 treatment. I love the looks of these standards, but minus the fairings is not fun when hitting the freeways. Just wondering if such a version exists, thanks.
TG -Motor?  November 2, 2010 02:35 PM
Does anyone know if this is an overbore 919 or a cbr1000 based motor? My only complaint with the Z1000 has always been using an antequated engine design. I tend not to like Honda's, but if this is 150ish hp vs the 120ish of the fz1 and z1000, it may be a winner.
Shaitan -Not the same a street triple  November 2, 2010 02:33 PM
Heya Tevor, that 675 Triumph motor is great and nothing like the CB1000's, so no worries...they're nothing alike. That said, glad to see the "standard" class with mini fairings coming back in droves to the States. Not everyone wants a cruiser or race-replica (though both are damned cool).
SamXRL -A day late and a dollar short!  November 2, 2010 01:23 PM
Trevor, I wouldn't have buyers remourse if I'd was you. Your Street Triple has more charachter, style, and cool factor then Honda's CB could ever hope to get!! Being a Honda will mean it is WAY OVERPRICED compared to its competition. That seems to be big red's logic-- price it high then discontinue the model when it has poor sales performance. Hopefully they've learned from their past errors but I'm not too confident. Bring on the shootout. My moneys on the British triple!
motomania -I smell a shootout  November 2, 2010 12:44 PM
Gotta compare this to the Z1000, new Speed Triple, Streetfighter, and Brutale. Can't wait to hear how they compare.
Trevor -Sure......  November 2, 2010 10:59 AM
Of course it has to become available AFTER I bought my Street Triple R. Damn you Honda, damn you.