2016 Honda® CBR® 1000RRThe Connoisseur’s Superbike.
All motorcycles are special. But there’s something about a sportbike that distills the experience into something even more pure. So immediate. Such an intense connection between rider and bike. And the most intense of all is a Superbike, like the Honda CBR® 1000RR.
The CBR® 1000RR is the purest of the pure, a bike with nothing to dilute the experience of the rider and the bike. The power is unlike anything else in our lineup—the chassis and suspension are a tribute to Honda’s decades of racing dominance. And there’s plenty of technology, too, but it’s the best kind: invisible, non-intrusive, there only when you need it.
For 2016 we have a couple of versions for you. There’s our CBR® 1000RR, available in Matte Metallic Black this year, with all the features you can ever want. And then there’s our limited-edition CBR® 1000RR SP, the primo choice for track-day enthusiasts: Fully adjustable –hlins front and rear suspension, Brembo front brakes and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SC premium tires, lightweight subframe with solo seat cowl, along with hand-selected engine parts for weight and balance, including pistons and connecting rods.
For Superbike purists, the CBR® 1000RR is the best there’s ever been, a bike like no other.Features May Include:
Superbikes can deliver a great deal of back-torque through the driveline, upsetting handling—not the CBR® 1000RR. Its Honda-designed assisted slipper clutch is the same type used on our MotoGP bikes. The design does away with the need for heavy clutch springs, ensuring full power transmission with smooth shifting and a light clutch pull at the lever.
- Twin-Spar Aluminum Chassis
A four-piece aluminum frame design balances strength, rigidity and lightness. Wrapped tightly around the engine, the structure helps centralize the CBR® 1000RR’s mass for more responsive handling—some of the best anywhere on two wheels.
- Centrally Located Fuel Tank
The CBR® 1000RR’s 4.7-gallon fuel tank is positioned in the center of the chassis and low in the frame. This allows for a more compact design but more importantly, it helps centralize the bike’s mass. Increased mass centralization means the CBR® is more responsive to rider input, especially when leaning the bike into a turn or standing it up at the exit.
- Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD)
Most steering dampers only sense handlebar-deflection speed. The Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) is way more sophisticated. It also detects vehicle speed, and adjusts damping proportionally. That helps maintain low-speed maneuverability while providing excellent, predictable high-speed handling.
- Dual-Stage Fuel Injection
The CBR® 1000RR features two sets of injectors per cylinder for both low- and high-rpm performance, instantaneous high-rpm response and great low-rpm metering and clean running. Refined EFI settings make the engine even more manageable, with smoother throttle response specifically at smaller throttle openings.
- Big Piston Fork (BPF) Front Suspension
The CBR® 1000RR’s front suspension uses a Big Piston Fork (BPF). The 43mm Showa fork is smoother, more responsive and gives you excellent front-end feedback.
- Unit Pro-Link® Rear Suspension
The CBR® 1000RR features front and rear suspension. In the back, the Unit Pro-Link® design uses a balance-free rear shock with a double-tube design for a smoother and more accurate response.