2011 Honda CB1000R Coming to America

11/02/2010 @ 3:09 pm, by Jensen Beeler5 COMMENTS

While the tri-color paint scheme might still be too cool for the United States, Honda has finally seen the light, and decided to bring the 2011 Honda CB1000R to the America after all. Based-off a de-tuned CBR1000RR, the CB1000R is Europe’s fun street-naked from the Honda brand that brings some punch to the table (even more when you bring it back to RR specification). While the headlight might remind some of a certain Star Wars bounty hunter, the single-sided swingarm and radial brakes bring a stylish and sporty emphasis to the CB name (that exhaust pipe is a whole different issue though).

Available in any color you want, as long as it’s black, the white and tri-color paint schemes will stay in the EU for now. Honda is still finalizing the technical specifications on the 2011 Honda CB1000R (likely for emissions purposes), so it will be interesting to see if the CB1000R gets further restrictions to meet EPA noise and pollution standards like the 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. Expect to see the 2011 Honda CB1000R in dealerships in Spring of 2011. Photos and technical specifications after the jump.

2011 Honda CB1000R Technical Specifications:

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°

Trail: 99mm (3.9 inches)

Seat Height: 32.5 inches

Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gallons, including 1.0-gallon reserve

Color: Pearl Black

Curb Weight*: TBD

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.

Source: Honda America

  • bikepilot

    Woot! now bring it over in Tri-color (then slip a 1200cc twin in it) ;)

  • MikeD

    About time we get something decent. Now……will it be priced so regular folks can still afford the danm thing without having to Pawn a kidney or first born child ?
    Honda seems to have the pricing mentality that “my dung smells like roses so i do as i please cause im special”.

  • Isis

    Pretty much look at the price of the Z1000 and add 2G’s to it. I really think that’s how Honda comes up with their pricing. Look at the comparable Kawi, and add 20% or so. . .

  • Bill Smith

    and I just purchased a new 09 FZ!!!!

  • nakdgrl

    just what I’ve been waiting for!

    I love the Triumph Speed Triple and the CBR1000RR and now I can have the best of both bikes!