2013 Honda® CBR® 1000RRThe Essential Superbike
It’s hard to improve on a machine that’s already as good as Honda®’s incredible CBR®1000RR. You can build a faster bike or one with more power, but probably nothing that combines power, handling, riding quality, and overall build quality to the degree this versatile open-class sportbike does.
And that’s a huge issue. Riders everywhere are rediscovering the fact that they want a motorcycle that sets high standards, but sets them in a balanced way. CBR® riders have known that for decades. And they know another secret: a better balanced bike can actually be faster than one with just a lot of power.
This year we’re again offering the CBR®1000RR in two versions, one with Combined Anti-Lock Braking System (C-ABS), the first ever on a production Superbike.The Details make the Difference
The CBR®1000RR is a perfect example of typical Honda® industry-leading innovation. Combining tons of power, light weight, and refined, responsive handling with drop-dead good looks, it’s equally at home carving your favorite canyon as it is collecting wins on World Superbike podiums. That's the CBR®1000RR—the ultimate liter-class sportbike experience.Unit Pro-Link® Rear Suspension
The CBR®1000RR features premium suspension front and rear. In the back, the Unit Pro Link design uses a Balance Free Rear shock that uses a double-tube design for smoother and more accurate response.Layered Fairing
There’s no mistaking the 2013 CBR®1000RR, thanks to its Layered Fairing bodywork. Lean, mean, more aggressive from front to back, it’s a real attention getter, even when it’s standing still.BPF Front Suspension
The CBR®1000RR’s front suspension uses a Big Piston Fork (BPF). The 43mm Showa fork is smoother and more responsive, and gives you excellent front-end feedback.Honda® Electronic Steering Damper
The compact second-generation HESD helps maintain predictable high-speed handling and low-speed maneuverability. Way more sophisticated than a simple fixed-rate damper, it’s one of the keys to the CBR®1000RR’s extraordinary handling.