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2015 Honda CB1000R Review
2015 Honda CB1000R on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
With Power Comes Beauty…
– Thick aluminium handlebar for enhanced look and feel.
– Unique front light array features a triangular multi-reflector headlight integrated into a compact bikini cowl, and a 7-bulb LED position light.
– Compact, lightweight 998cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected inline-4 engine is tuned for dynamic low-to midrange performance.
– Magnesium cylinder head and ACG covers reduce engine weight.
– Angular, ‘mass forward’ design is emphasised by a short compact tail and positions rider forward for a sporty ride.
– Advanced gravity die-cast aluminium Mono-Backbone frame contributes to agile, sporty handling.
– Semi-underslung stainless steel exhaust system lowers centre of gravity and adds to light, responsive handling as well as delivering an exhilarating sound.
– Attractive 17″ wheels feature eye-catching swept 4-spoke design.
– Swift-handling, fully adjustable 43mm inverted front fork and cast aluminium Monoshock Pro-Arm swingarm contribute to precise control.
– Wide, high-performance Super Sports-class radial tyres deliver responsive high-speed cornering control.
– Lightweight 310mm floating front disc brakes with radial-mount 4-piston calipers and 256mm dual-piston caliper rear disc brake create a powerful stopping force.
– Combined-ABS with 3-piston front brake calipers and advanced Antilock Brake System for extra assurance in all braking situations.
Like your steaks rare? Your clothes simple and functional? Think handsome is as handsome does? We’re with you—and the proof is right here: the Honda CB1000R. Nothing gets between you and the pure enjoyment that comes from riding a bike like this. That’s because the CB1000R is all about business: the clean, essentials-only layout perfectly frames a fuel-injected four-cylinder 998cc powerplant that’s overflowing with loads of right-now power. The unique chassis incorporates a single-sided swingarm with a high performance single-shock rear suspension that helps make this machine an exclusive choice in today’s market. You can call it a naked bike, a street fighter or a race-bred machine in civilian clothes, but the CB1000R serves as an all-around high-performance machine that’s ready to take you where you want to go.
The stunning CB1000R packs exhilarating litre-class Super Sports performance into a compact and muscular-looking form that looks fast even standing still. It delivers breathtaking acceleration, light, responsive handling and invigorating thrills at every twist of its throttle. This is combined with smooth, easy control and nimble handling that’s just as enjoyable along winding roads as it is on city streets.
In 2011 the CB1000R was refreshed and updated with a new thicker aluminium handlebar and a new LED position light. For 2015, two new colour schemes White/Black and Red/Black will be available to further strengthen the image of this performance naked bike.
2015 Honda CB1000R www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Model updates: New colour version
The CB1000R is built around a superbike-strong 998cc DOHC inline four engine that’s perfect for street riding, with plenty of torque and power on tap. Since it’s a four cylinder, it’s plenty smooth for longer rides too.
The CB1000R offers exceptional handling, thanks to a Gravity Die Cast mono-backbone aluminum chassis that’s light and strong. A fully adjustable inverted fork and adjustable Pro Link rear suspension with a single-sided swing arm further refine the handling package.
When You’ve Got it, Flaunt It.
It’d be a shame to cover up an engine like the CB1000R’s, so we’ve put it out front and center so you and everyone else can enjoy it. Then our designers gave the CB1000R just enough styling touches (side radiator shrouds, fork-mounted cowl fairing, cast aluminum four-spoke wheels) to really set it apart. Check it out—everyone else will.
2015 Honda CB1000R www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
The CB1000R has a compact and dynamic form with a distinctive ‘mass-forward’ orientation that projects a ‘ready to pounce’ image. Its frontal design is characterised by a compact bikini cowl surrounding a brilliant three-corner shaped multi-reflector headlight. Underneath, a distinctive LED position lamp gives it an unmistakable presence on the road. Behind the cowl a high-tech, fully digital meter panel provides three large LCD readouts of all operating information. The tachometer features an instant multi-segment readout of engine speed, displayed in a wide, sweeping bar that extends across the top of the display.
The short, slim seat and tail cowl take obvious design cues from the CBR1000RR Fireblade and the powerful RC212V MotoGP racer. The seat is roomy and tapers towards the front, integrating smoothly with the side covers for a compact profile and comfortable riding position. The sleek, upswept tail cowl, supported by a strong and rigid cast aluminium rail, provides room for a passenger and integrates an attention-getting LED tail-light.
The lightweight form is matched by sharply sculpted bodywork. Mechanical parts like its magnesium head and ACG covers and natural finish aluminium pivot plates create a high-tech look of purposeful performance, accentuated by the eye-catching array of nickel-plated bolts that surround the engine’s side covers. Stylish 17″ swept 4-spoke wheels place a strong accent on the CB1000R’s exciting performance potential.
Remarkably, the CB1000R looks and feels more like a compact mid-sized sportsbike than the full-bodied litre-class performer it really is. Its compact dimensions and easy reach to both the ground and its controls are outstanding in this class of Naked road machines. Its form locates the rider closer to the steering head for a riding position that shifts the CB1000R’s balance of weight slightly forward onto its front tyre, achieving a greater feeling of crisply responsive control.
For 2015, the CB1000R comes in three colour versions that emphasise its mix of cool urban style and powerful performance.
– Hyper Red/Black Matt White
– Pearl Cool White/Black
– Pearl Siena Red/Pearl Cool White (Tricolour)
The CB1000R features a compact 998cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected inline-four engine originally derived from the World Superbike Championship-winning 2007 CBR1000RR Fireblade. It is tuned to deliver sharp acceleration and full-bodied torque from the lower reaches of its rev range as well as breathtaking and smoothly linear power further up the powerband. Features such as an IACV (intake air control valve) keep excessive torque reaction and jerky low-speed performance to a minimum, ensuring smooth, enjoyable operation. The light-action hydraulic clutch takes full advantage of the engine’s strong low-end torque and can be engaged at engine speeds of less than 2,000rpm without fear of engine stalling. The combination of optimised power-to-weight ratio and a wide powerband means that the CB1000R is capable of dynamic and satisfying thrusts of acceleration from anywhere in its powerband.
Optimised mass centralisation is key to the CB1000R’s quick, neutral handling, and is greatly enhanced by a low-slung system that concentrates most of its weight directly under the engine.
This results in significantly quicker response to steering inputs. The exhaust design also allows maximum cornering clearance It includes a built-in oxygen sensor and 300-cell catalyser element that combine with the engine’s advanced fuel injection system to ensure low emissions while maintaining strong and smooth performance.
The CB1000R is built on a Mono-Backbone gravity die-cast (GDC) aluminium frame that holds the engine as a stressed member in a rigid diamond configuration. Strong, rigid and lightweight it adds to the motorcycle’s sharp, smooth handling and instant response to changes of direction.
The overall design places a strong emphasis on optimal mass centralisation. Heavier components, notably the engine, main frame sections and exhaust system, are positioned as close as possible to the machine’s rolling centre of mass while those sections located farther away from its centre are designed to be as lightweight as possible.
Like the CBR1000RR Fireblade, the CB1000R features a sturdy and responsive 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge-type front fork that delivers superbly responsive handling through tight corners. Providing 120mm of smoothly damped wheel travel, its fork tubes are also fully adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping, allowing customised control over riding performance. At the rear, an adjustable Monoshock damper and single-sided cast aluminium Pro-Arm swingarm provide 128mm of smoothly damped travel for assured handling balanced with compliant comfort.
Super Sports-class wheels, tyres and brakes enhance the bike’s agile control and easy handling. The standard version combines a pair of radial-mount four-piston front calipers with a compact dual-piston caliper slowing a 256mm disc at the rear, creating smooth, responsive braking control. The CB1000R has Combined-ABS configuration that couples the balanced braking control of a Combined Brake System with the extra reassurance of an ABS.
Honda Access Europe has created an extensive range of accessories, specially designed to match the stunning styling and performance of the CB1000R. These include:
– An Averto alarm kit
– Stylish titanium-look accessories including:
– A side cover set
– An undertray kit
– A meter visor kit
– An oil filter cover kit
– A radiator shroud kit
– A rear brake air guide kit
– Colour-matched clutch cover ornament kits
– Colour-matched crankcase cover ornament sets
– Colour-matched seat cowls
– Wheel sticker sets
– A crankcase ring set
– A matt black meter visor kit
– A matt black radiator shroud kit
– A carbon-fibre hugger
– A carbon-fibre swingarm protector
– A carbon-fibre front mudguard
– Colour coordinated Alcantara rider and passenger seats
– 3D CB1000R logo sets
– A magnetic tankbag
– A cargo net
– A maintenance stand
– A U-lock
– Indoor and outdoor motorcycle covers
– A fuel filler pad kit
– Heated grips
2015 Honda CB1000R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD
Engine Type 998cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Bore And Stroke 75mm x 56.5mm
Induction PGM-FI Fuel injection with automatic enrichment circuit and 36mm throttle bodies
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Transmission Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive #530 0-ring-sealed chain
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 43mm inverted HMAS™ cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.3 inches travel
Rear Suspension Single gas-charged HMAS shock with spring preload and rebound damping adjustability; 5.0 inches travel
Front Brake Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full-floating 310mm discs
Rear Brake Single-caliper 256mm disc
Front Tire 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear Tire 180/55ZR-17 radial
Rake 25.0° (caster angle)
Trail 99mm (3.9 inches)
Wheelbase 56.9 inches
Seat Height 32.1 inches
Curb Weight 485 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gallons, including 1.0-gallon reserve
Miles Per Gallon 37 MPG – Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
Model Id CB1000R
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Black/Red
Note Specifications subject to change without notice.
2015 Honda CB1000R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
2015 Honda CB1000R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road).
Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4
Bore ´ Stroke 75 ´ 56.5mm
Compression Ratio 11.2 : 1
Max. Power Output 92kW @ 10,000rpm
Max. Torque 99Nm @ 7,750rpm
Oil Capacity 3.6L
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 17L (including 4-litre LCD-indicated reserve)
Fuel Consumption 17 km/l (48mpg) (WMTC Mode)
Battery Capacity 12V/8.6AH
ACG Output 340W
Clutch Type Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Transmission Type 6-speed
Final Drive #530 O-ring sealed chain
Type Mono-backbone; cast aluminium
Dimensions (L´W´H) 2,105mm ´ 805mm ´ 1,095mm
Caster Angle 25°
Seat Height 825mm
Ground Clearance 130mm
Kerb Weight 222kg (F: 108kg; R: 114kg)
Type Front 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge-type telescopic fork with stepless preload, compression and rebound adjustment, 120mm cushion stroke
Type Rear Monoshock with gas-charged HMAS damper featuring 10-step preload and stepless rebound damping adjustment, 128mm axle travel
Type Front Hollow-section 4-spoke cast aluminium
Type Rear U-section 4-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size Front 17M/C ´ MT3.5
Rim Size Rear 17M/C ´ MT5.5
Tyres Front 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyres Rear 180/55 ZR17M/C (73W)
ABS System Type Combined-ABS
Type Front 310 x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with Combined 3-piston calipers, floating rotors and sintered metal pads
Type Rear 256 x 5mm hydraulic disc with dual-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Headlight 12V; 55W (low) / 60W (high)
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.
# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.