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BNG for 2011 Honda CBR Line

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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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Pierre -Honda sitting on their hands  October 11, 2010 09:02 AM
@Desmolicious - Ditto I would like to know whats been happening @ Honda's R&D facility the last couple years. Very little upgrades to the CBR, CRF, no more XR650R.. WTF's up with these tossers?
tikay -engine management control option?  October 10, 2010 06:18 AM
Would have been nice if Honda installed an engine management control like Suzuki's S-DMS. That shouldnt be too difficult now can it?
And it would expand their market base both ways, riders would get into the 600cc and 100cc class earlier,and sales would improve right?
Sloan -what variety  October 7, 2010 07:30 AM
I'm still looking for the variety through tears of laughter (had they mentioned the VFR1200, it would have been tears of sadness). What's the variety in the 2 CBR models? Is it because on a liter bike you manage excessive power and wheelies, and in the 600 you manage velocity? Maybe it's the paint, which BTW, the RWB scheme does look pretty cool. A 1000cc and 600cc sport bike don't add variety... they're simply 2 choices to do the same thing. Don't get me wrong, I like sportbikes too but I have a '06 VFR800 that I can use to cut up the twisties, tour the country with my full luggage, and commute to work. Now THAT's variety. My dealer is saying that the VFR1200t to replace the ST1300 will be out as a 2012 model. At least that will be a refresh if they don't eff that one up too like they did the VFR.
GhostRider -2011 vs 2012 CBRs  October 7, 2010 06:46 AM
Well as a loyal CBR buyer since 1994, it's no surprise that the only updates for the 2011 CBRs would be the colors! The CBRs are still holding their own on the track/street so I'm quite sure that Honda is focused on the 2012 all-new from ground-up CBR designs. I have 2 '05 CBR1000rr-Repsols (1 stock, 1 modified) and a white '09 CBR1000rr. I hope Honda doesn't ruin the foundation of the '08-'11 models. Honda may be testing parts for the 2012 Blade on J.Rea's WSB machine for the season. The upgrades to Dani's MotoGP bike may be incorporated in the the next generation of CBRs. The current Blade just needs more Top-end horsepower/speed to become the new King of the Open Class.
CBRcrazy -price..  October 6, 2010 10:37 PM
can any one tell me how much wud it cost for a CBR600RR,to be delivered in Nepal...??
Desmolicious -No spit take?  October 6, 2010 03:57 PM
Seriously, did any of you keep a straight face when he said this?: “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.”