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American Honda Announces Release of the 2011 CB1000R

American Honda Motor Company’s Powersports Division recently announced to its dealers the release of the CB1000R, a high-performance and versatile “naked bike.”


American Honda Motor Company’s Powersports Division recently announced to its dealers the release of the CB1000R, a high-performance and versatile “naked bike.”

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“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 CB1000R is versatile enough to do it all.”


A Distinctive High-Performance Honda  

When you look at the new CB1000R, you see a motorcycle with roots that stretch back to the seminal four-cylinder classic CB750K0 introduced by Honda in 1969. Yet, at the same time, the CB1000R carries a sporting heritage so modern that it will attract many of today’s most sophisticated and demanding street riders.

Credit its clean, essentials-only styling, and a fuel-injected four-cylinder 998cc powerplant tuned for loads of right-now power. Sophisticated Gravity Die-Cast technology creates a mono-backbone aluminum frame that is strong yet features thin-wall construction for light weight. The distinctive single-sided aluminum swingarm features a single rear shock with spring preload and rebound-damping adjustability for excellent rear suspension action. And there’s a fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork and radial-mounted dual 310mm disc brakes up front.


In addition, the roomy seating position delivers excellent rider comfort and tremendous versatility for long-distance travel and two-up riding. With all these features and more, the 2011 CB1000R is the most modern iteration of a long line of high-performance unfaired four-cylinder bikes – the classic hot-rod Hondas. Available in Pearl Black beginning in Spring 2011.

2011 Specifications

Model: CB1000R

Engine Type: 998cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder

Bore and Stroke: 75mm x 56.5mm

Compression ratio: 11.2:1

Valve Train:
DOHC; four valves per cylinder

Induction: PGM-FI Fuel Injection with automaticenrichment circuit and 36mm throttle bodies

Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping

Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed

Final Drive: #530 O-ring chain


Front: 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.7 inches travel   

Rear: Single gas-charged HMAS shock with spring preload and rebound damping adjustability; 5.0 inches travel


Front: Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with 310mm discs

Rear: Single 256mm disc


Front: 120/70ZR-17 radial   

Rear: 180/55ZR-17 radial

Wheelbase: 56.9 inches

Rake (Caster Angle): 25.0°

99mm (3.9 inches)

Seat Height:
32.5 inches

Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gallons, including 1.0-gallon reserve

Color: Pearl Black

More detailed information and images of Honda’s model line can be found

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