Motorcycle Racing News 2011 Honda CBR1000RR | Preview

2011 Honda CBR1000RR | Preview

2011 Honda CBR

The motorcycle that has continually combined high horsepower with a lightweight and agile chassis, the Honda CBR1000RR, returns for 2011.

Not much has changed on the sportbike, except for some new color schemes. Besides looks, internally the CBR remains the same as last year’s motorcycle.

Also like last year, the CBR 1000 RR is available with C-ABS, Honda’s famed Combined ABS. This system is a true “brake-by-wire” design, which means that they are electronically controlled.

Unlike conventional ABS, where the feel at the lever is soft due to hydraulic pressure, the C-ABS offers a more responsive brake-lever feel.

New for 2011

  • The Repsol MotoGP Edition returns along with an exciting new Red/Black and all Black color schemes. C-ABS model available in Red/Black only.
  • All colors have silver frames and silver swingarm.

2011 Honda CBR1000RR / CBR1000RR C-ABS Specs:

  • Engine Type: 999cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 76mm x 55.1mm
  • Compression ratio: 12.3:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
  • Induction: Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI)
  • Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping
  • Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed
  • Final Drive: #530 O-ring-sealed chain
  • Suspension

    Front: 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.3 inches travel

    Rear: Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.4 inches travel

  • Brakes

    Front: Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full-floating 320mm discs

    Rear: Single 220mm disc;

    Optional Honda Electronic Combined ABS

  • Tires

    Front: 120/70ZR-17 radial

    Rear: 190/50ZR-17 radial

  • Wheelbase: 55.4 inches
  • Rake (Caster Angle): 23.3°
  • Trail: 96.2mm (3.8 inches)
  • Seat Height: 32.3 inches
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.7 gallons, including 1.06-gallon reserve
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 37 mpg
  • Colors:

    CBR1000RR: Repsol Edition, Red/Black, Black

    CBR1000RR C-ABS: Red/Black

  • Curb Weight*: 439 pounds (CBR1000RR) / 462 pounds (CBR1000RR C-ABS)

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.

Honda Genuine Accessories

  • Color-Matched Passenger Seat Cowl
  • CBR Racing Cycle Cover (for indoor use)
  • Carbon-Fiber Accents
  • Carbon Fiber License Plate Frame
  • Outdoor Cycle Cover
  • “E-Cushion” Seat for greater comfort
  • Rear Tire Hugger
  • HRC Power-Up Kit for Racing (Track Use Only)

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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