News Honda debuts 2011 CB1000R

Honda debuts 2011 CB1000R

2011 CB1000R

Honda returns to the U.S. naked bike market with a new fairing-free sport bike: the 2011 Honda CB1000R motorcycle.

"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 CB1000 R is versatile enough to do it all." Another Honda spokesman calls it a "classic hot-rod Honda."

Rooted in the 1969 Honda CB750K0, the first mass-market inline-4 sportbike, the CB 1000 R is powered by a fuel-injected four-cylinder 998cc powerplant tuned for torque, making acceleration a priority.

Gravity Die-Cast technology is responsible for the mono-backbone aluminum frame that Honda claims "is strong yet features thin-wall construction for light weight."

The single-sided aluminum swingarm features a single rear shock with spring preload and rebound-damping adjustability and there’s a fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork. Up front, you get radial-mounted dual 310mm disc brakes.

Available in Pearl Black beginning in Spring 2011 in the U.S.

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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