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Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4

Displacement 998cm3

Bore x Stroke 75 x 56.5mm

Compression Ratio 11.2: 1

Max. Power Output 92kW/10,000min-1 (95/1/EC)

Max. Torque 99Nm/7,750min-1 (95/1/EC)

Idling Speed 1,200min-1

Oil Capacity 3.6litres

Fuel System

Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection

Throttle Bore 36mm

Aircleaner Dry, cartridge-type paper filter

Fuel Tank Capacity 17litres (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 350W

Headlight 12V, 55W x 1 (low)/60W x 1 (high)


Clutch Wet, multiplate with coil springs

Clutch Operation Hydraulic

Transmission Type 6-speed

Primary Reduction 1.604 (77/48)

Gear Ratios 1 2.538 (33/13)

2 1.941 (33/17)

3 1.579 (30/19)

4 1.363 (30/22)

5 1.217 (28/23)

6 1.115 (29/26)

Final Reduction 2.750 (44/16)

Final Drive #530 O-ring sealed chain


Type Mono-backbone; cast aluminium


Dimensions (LxWxH) 2,105 x 785 x 1,095mm

Wheelbase 1,445mm

Caster Angle 25°

Trail 99mm

Turning Radius 2.8m

Seat Height 825mm

Ground Clearance 130mm

Kerb Weight 217kg (F: 106kg; R: 111kg), *222kg (F: 108kg; R: 114kg)

Max. Carrying Capacity 193kg

Loaded Weight 410kg


Type 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


Type Front Closed-section 4-spoke cast aluminium

Rear Open-section 4-spoke cast aluminium

Rim Size Front 17M/C x MT3.5

Rear 17M/C x MT5.5

Tyre Size Front 120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)

Rear 180/55-ZR17M/C (73W)

Tyre Pressure Front 250kPa

Rear 290kPa


Type Front 310 x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with 4-piston (*Combined 3-piston) callipers, floating rotors (*ABS) and sintered metal pads

Rear 256 x 5mm hydraulic disc with dual-piston calliper (*ABS) and sintered metal pads

* ABS version
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

CB1000R final specifications released

Honda have released the complete specifications for the 2008 CB1000R. The all-new CB1000R was launched in Milan in November 2007 but, until now, some specifications remained unconfirmed.

New figures available
The newly released figures relate to the CB1000R’s maximum power output, maximum torque, dimensions, seat height and weight. Both kerb weight and loaded weight specifications are now available. The traditional dry weight has been dropped by Honda from all their motorcycle specifications this year. They believe that the ready-to-ride figures are of more interest and are more useful references for dealers and riders alike.

Recent years have seen a remarkable rise in the popularity of Naked motorcycling, and Honda are leading the way with two all-new models in 2008. If the CB1300 (for which final specs have also been released recently) exudes big-bike appeal, the CB1000R is notable at the other end of the spectrum for its distinctively slim and lithe appearance. This litre-class street performer has the look and feel of a compact mid-sized sportsbike, and indeed incorporates many of the technologies and innovations Honda have been pouring into their all-conquering CBRs, including an engine directly derived from the 2007 CBR1000RR Fireblade.

In styling the CB1000R, Honda’s design team set out to create a strong impression of edgy and dynamic performance. The result is a true Naked hero – a cool and compact powerhouse that looks fast even when standing still. Its profile is both sophisticated and bold with a decidedly mass-forward orientation that looks ready to pounce. The rear is short and narrow with a tapered seat and an upswept tail that integrates an arresting LED taillight. It’s a look that’s reminiscent of Honda’s powerful Moto GP racers, and the front of the bike also screams of performance. The aerodynamic bikini cowl is graced with a brilliant, triangular-shaped multi-reflector headlight which incorporates an LED position lamp. It makes for an intimidating presence on the road, as well as offering excellent illumination. The colour variations on offer are sensational, showing off the bike’s sleek, muscular bodywork in four streetwise and very contemporary options. The striking Dragon Green Metallic option shimmers with exciting intent. There’s also a menacing pearlescent black, a cool white (with sharply contrasting dark metallic engine, wheels and body parts) and a cool metallic silver.

Irresistible engineering
Honda’s renowned attention to detail ensures that there are plenty of original and high-tech design features to feast your eyes on. The new wheel pattern is a masterpiece with a gorgeous swept four-spoke design executed in cast aluminium. The crankcase design is also new and is adorned with gleaming nickel-plated bolt heads. Behind the diminutive screen resides a futuristic-looking, fully digital meter panel featuring three large LCD readouts. The tachometer features an attractive, instantly responsive LCD engine speed display that sweeps across the entire panel. Even the radiator shroud makes a bold statement with a distinctive Z-shaped lightning flash that implies speed and underlines the bike’s performance potential. It’s a decidedly sharp and urban look and one that’s guaranteed to grab admiring attention in city streets and twisty terrain alike.

Fireblade engine
Naked motorcycling is all about enjoyment and the CB1000R’s huge pleasure factor is down to its powerful 998cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected inline-four engine. It’s taken from the 2007 Fireblade and retuned for maximised low-to-midrange performance that pulls hard at each twist of the throttle and delivers supremely gratifying thrusts of acceleration. An IACV (intake air control valve) and re-engineered transmission keep power delivery smooth and linear as well as highly responsive.

The CB1000R’s nimble frame also contributes to a highly satisfying ride. The GDC (gravity die cast) frame is lightweight and wraps compactly around the mass-centralised engine. The low-slung exhaust system is also mass-centralised (as well as EURO-3 compliant). The ride feel is balanced and reassuring. A sturdy 43mm inverted front fork (also from the Fireblade) delivers superb response through tight corners and sweeping bends, as well as city traffic. Rear suspension is plush and compliant thanks to its impressive-looking PRO-Arm swingarm and adjustable Monoshock damping. The lightweight yet powerful brakes are also inspired by Honda’s race-winning CBR family and deliver strong, reliable stopping power. For extra confidence, the CB1000R is also available in an advanced Combined-ABS configuration.

The new CB1000R comes with effective theft protection in the form of HISS (Honda Ignition Security System) – a fail-safe electronic interlock that prevents ignition by anything other than the motorcycle’s two original keys. A whole range of optional accessories is also available from Honda Access, allowing you to add personal comfort, performance and decorative preferences. The range includes a luxuriously-finished seat, a carbon fibre front mudguard and rear hugger, heated grips and a titanium look engine cover and radiator shroud.

The final-spec CB1000R is a stunning-looking machine and one that’s guaranteed to put a delighted grin on the face of any motorcycle fan. The engineering is exquisite, the styling is unique and the finishing is faultless. Most importantly, it’s a blast to ride and embodies the basic, uncomplicated pleasure that keeps riders coming back to the enjoyment of Naked motorcycling.
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