Tuesday, November 06, 2007

First pics and specs: 2008 Honda CB1000R

It's finally here, the Fireblade-based 2008 Honda CB1000R!

We first spoke of the Honda Hornet 1000 back in June this year, and now here we are – the first official pics of the 2008 Honda CB1000R have just been released. This bike will replace the Hornet 900 and powered by the 2007 Fireblade engine, the CB1000R is probably the wildest, most powerful naked bike Honda have ever made!

The 2007 Fireblade’s 998cc, 16-valve, DOHC inline-four has been retuned (okay, detuned…) for the CB1000R and it’s now optimized for low- and mid-range power delivery. With its die-cast aluminium backbone chassis, adjustable rear shock, adjustable 43mm USD forks and 310mm disc brakes with four-piston radially-mounted calipers, the CB1000R should offer considerably sporty performance.

The bike is being fitted with HISS (Honda Ignition Security System) for theft prevention, and ABS (which also uses Honda’s combined braking system) is on the options list. Along with the 2008 Fireblade and the CB1100R and Evo6 concepts, the CB1000R certainly proves that Honda are pulling out all stops this year…!

A video of the CB1000R

Yeah, we like the CB1000R... :-)

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