2017 Motorcycle Previews 2017 Honda CBR1000RR First Look | 8 Fast Facts

2017 Honda CBR1000RR First Look | 8 Fast Facts

2017 Honda CBR1000RR First Look |
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2017 Honda CBR1000RR First Look
2017 Honda CBR1000RR

We have already seen the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP and SP2, the track-focused weapons from Honda. Now, we get our first look at the standard street-friendly 2017 Honda CBR1000RR, which is also upgraded significantly from last year’s model. Here are the fast facts:

1. The 2017 Honda CBR1000RR gets a 10 percent power increase. You can thank the new cam timing, valve lift, and titanium muffler.

2. Along with the power increase comes a weight reduction. We don’t know the final number, but the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR will have a 14 percent improvement in the power-to-weight ratio, according to Honda. Honda calls the weight reduction “significant.” Amazingly, the standard CBR1000RR gets the SP’s titanium fuel tank and magnesium valve covers.

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3. The standard 2017 Honda CBR100RR comes with a five-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit). With that little addition, you get access to sophisticated ride-by-wire electronics, including the Honda Selectable Torque System (aka traction control).

4. The rider can electronically tailor the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR to his liking. Standard goodies include Selectable Engine Brake, Riding Mode Select System and Power Selector.

5. Showa handles the CBR1000RR’s suspension. The inverted forks are 43mm large-volume BPF design, while the shock is a Balance Free Rear Cushion model.

6. Tokico takes care of slowing things down. In the front, there are a pair of radially mounted four-piston calipers controlling high-friction brake pads.

7. If you like ABS, you can have ABS. There will be an ABS version of the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR, as well as a sans ABS edition.

8. The colors and availability have been announced, but not the price. The ABS version of the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR is available only in Matte Black Metallic. If you’re willing to pass on ABS, you get your choice of Red/Black/White and Matte Black Metallic. You will have to wait until April 2017 to pick up the new CBR1000RR, and we don’t know what the MSRP of either version of the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR will be.

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With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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