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November 2, 2010

Honda's CB1000R Coming to Canada

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Honda has announced that the CB1000R, their successful naked European roadster powered by a detuned superbike motor, will be coming to Canada for spring 2011. Designed and built in Italy and unveiled at EICMA 3 years ago, the CB1000R weighs in at 222 kg (wet) and  uses an aluminum backbone frame to cradle a detuned previous generation CBR1000RR powerplant (998 cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, inline-4) claiming 124 hp and 74lb/ft of torque. According to Honda the engine is set up for "dynamic low-to-midrange performance". Suspension is fully adjustable at both wheels and features a 43 mm USD fork and a cast aluminium monoshock joined to a single sided swingarm. Combined-ABS is standard and features 3-piston calipers squeezing 310 mm discs on the front wheel and a dual piston caliper working on a rear 256 mm disc.

Pricing details are yet to be announced. We'll let you know as soon as we get more details.

Honda CB1000R Specifications

ENGINE 
Type: Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4 
Displacement:  998 c 
Bore × Stroke:  75 × 56.5mm 
Compression Ratio:  11.2 : 1 
Idling Speed:  1,200min-1  
Oil Capacity:  3.6 litres 
FUEL SYSTEM 
Delivery:  PGM-FI electronic fuel injection 
Throttle Bore:  36mm 
Aircleaner:  Dry, cartridge-type paper filter 
Fuel Tank Capacity:  17 litres (including 4-litre LCD-indicated reserve) 
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 
Ignition System:  Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance 
Ignition Timing:  5° BTDC (idle) ~ 50° BTDC (10,000min-1) 
Sparkplug Type:  NGK: IMR9E-9HES (NGK); VUH27ES  (DENSO) 
Starter:  Electric 
Battery Capacity:  12V/8.6AH 
ACG Output:  340W 
Headlights:  12V; 55W (low) / 60W (high) 
DRIVETRAIN 
Clutch:  Wet, multiplate with coil springs 
Clutch Operation:  Hydraulic 
Transmission Type:  6-speed 
Primary Reduction:  1.604  (77/48) 
Final Reduction:  2.750  (44/16) 
Final Drive:  #530 O-ring sealed chain 
FRAME 
Type:  Mono-backbone; cast aluminium 
CHASSIS 
Dimensions (L×W×H) 2,105 × 805 × 1,095mm 
Wheelbase  1,445mm 
Caster Angle  25° 
Trail  98.7mm 
Turning Radius  2.8m 
Seat Height  825mm 
Ground Clearance  130mm 
Curb Weight  222kg  (F: 108kg; R: 114kg) 
Max. Carrying Capacity  188kg 
Loaded Weight  410kg 
SUSPENSION 
Front: 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge-type telescopic fork with stepless preload, compression and rebound adjustment, 120mm cushion stroke 
Rear: Monoshock with gas-charged HMAS damper featuring 10-step preload and 
stepless rebound damping adjustment, 128mm axle travel 
WHEELS 
Front: Hollow-section 4-spoke cast aluminium 17M/C × MT3.5 
Rear: U-section 4-spoke cast aluminium 17M/C × MT5.5 
Tire Size 
Front: 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W) 
Rear: 180/55 ZR17M/C (73W) 
BRAKES 
Front: 310 × 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with combined 3- piston calipers, floating rotors, ABS and sintered metal pads 
Rear: 256 × 5mm hydraulic disc with dual-piston caliper, ABS and sintered metal pads