2012 Honda MotorcycleThe red, white and blue HRC graphics shown above are now available on Honda’s 2012 CBR1000RR.
Sadly, the absolutely spectacular C-ABS computer controlled anti-lock braking system is only available on the red model, forcing an unfortunate choice on the buyer.For 2012, the CBR1000RR has a new Balance-Free rear shock, Big Piston fork, new wheels, updated EFI settings, and a new cockpit display.Comfortable ergonomics and powerful, yet still manageable, the CBR1000RR is tough to beat, especially as a streetbike.2012 Honda CBR1000RR Quick Stats:
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-4
BORE x STROKE: 76mm x 55.1mm
COMP. RATIO: 12.3:1
WHEELBASE: 55.4 inches
RAKE: 23.3 degrees
CURB WEIGHT: 439 pounds
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