2012 Honda CBR1000RR Motorcycle

There’s big news when it comes to the new 2012 Honda CBR1000RR. The CBR1000RR is already the essential Superbike, offering a perfectly integrated combination of power, handling, and overall balance for both the street and the track.

honda, honda motorcycles, motorcycles, motorbikes, honda motorbikes, 2012 honda, 2012 honda bikes, 2012 honda motorcycles, 2012 honda cbr1000RRBut this year we’ve taken this versatile machine and given it some major upgrades. New suspension, new bodywork, new instrumentation, new wheels—and that’s just the start. All that in addition to its famously powerful 999cc liquid-cooled inline-four-cylinder engine and all-aluminum twin-spar chassis.

The future’s looking bright indeed—at least if you’re looking at it from behind the bars of a new 2012 CBR1000RR.

CBR1000RR C-ABS: The Essential Superbike

Honda’s CBR1000RR C-ABS is the essential superbike—the perfect balance of power and handling designed to work together as one complete package. The CBR900RR set the bar for liter-bike performance when it was introduced 20 years ago, and the new 2012 CBR1000RR C-ABS sets that bar even higher.

For 2012, the CBR1000RR C-ABS boasts even better handling via a patented Balance-Free Rear Shock, Big Piston Fork and new wheels. Add to that a 999.8cc engine pumping out huge midrange horsepower and torque for class-leading real-world muscle, and you have a high-performance package unmatched in its overall balance by the competition.

In addition, new aggressive bodywork aids aerodynamic flow and high-speed handling, and new LCD instrumentation, including a lap timer, five-level shift indicator and more, redefine the pure essence of liter-class sportbikes. Availability: December 2011; MSRP: $13,800 (standard model), $14,800 (C-ABS model)

The Details make the Difference.

The CBR1000RR 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 CBR1000RR—the ultimate liter-class sportbike experience.

New Suspension.

The CBR1000RR features new suspension front and rear. Up front, the new 43mm “Big Piston” Showa fork is smoother and more responsive; in the back, the Unit Pro Link design uses a new Balance Free Rear shock that uses a double-tube design for a smoother response and better road-holding feel (traction performance).

  • BPF Front Suspension

The CBR1000RR’s all-new front suspension uses a Big Piston Fork (BPF). The new 43mm Showa fork is smoother and more responsive, and gives you excellent front-end feedback.

New LCD Instrumentation

The CBR1000RR’s new, full-screen LCD instrumentation includes a lap timer, trip and fuel-consumption computer, five-level customizable shift indicator, gear-position indicator and peak-rpm memory function.

Revolutionary doesn’t begin to describe these brakes

The Combined ABS (C-ABS) system is the first of its kind on a Superbike. Even the most critical motorcycle testers rave about how well they work. Find out what the experts have to say about this revolutionary feature.

Combined Anti-Lock Braking (C-ABS)

Electronically controlled Combined ABS distributes brake force over both wheels, helping to maintain braking confidence in less than ideal conditions.

The system electronically measures rider input on the brake lever and pedal and applies only the front or rear brake in some cases, or combines both brakes in other situations.

Hot Wheels

New for 2012, we’ve added 12-spoke aluminum cast wheels, for a lightweight design that promises superb handling and a new layered outer cowl with a rigid inner cowl that reduces fairing weight and creates a dynamic form.

With their consistent rigidity and balance, these sharp-looking 12-spoke cast aluminum wheels work with the new fork and enhances suspension feedback to deliver real handling improvements.

2012 CBR1000RR SPECIFICATIONS*

ENGINE

ENGINE
Engine Type 999cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder Perfected from decades of racing success and boasting factory Superbike-spec
Bore And Stroke 76mm x 55.1mm
Induction Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI) Dual-stage fuel injection ensures spot-on throttle response at all revs with superb low- and high-rpm metering and cleaner burning.
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping Two 3-D fuel-injection maps per cylinder and dual 3-D ignition maps per cylinder pair create the ideal fuel mixture and spark-advance settings for unparalleled rideability.
Compression Ratio 12.3:1
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder

DRIVE TRAIN

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Close-ratio six-speed The CBR’s patented slipper clutch is the perfect feature for track days, helping to minimize rear-wheel hop under aggressive downshifting.
Final Drive #530 O-ring-sealed chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 43mm inverted Big Piston fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability
Rear Suspension Unit Pro-Link® Balance Free Rear Shock with spring preload, rebound and compression-damping adjustability The CBR’s exclusive MotoGP-developed Unit Pro-Link rear suspension and featherweight aluminum frame combine to deliver ultra-responsive, scalpel-sharp cornering.
Front Brake Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full floating 320mm discs With its all-new, super-trick electronic Combined ABS, the CBR boasts the most advanced braking system on a production supersport machine.
Rear Brake Single 220mm disc With its all-new, super-trick electronic Combined ABS, the CBR boasts the most advanced braking system on a production supersport machine.
Front Tires 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear Tires 190/50ZR-17 radial

DIMENSION

DIMENSION
Rake 23.3 degrees (Caster Angle)
Trail 96.0mm (3.8 inches)
Wheelbase 55.5 inches
Seat Height 32.3 inches
Curb Weight 441 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel ready to ride.) At 441 pounds wet (i.e., full tank of fuel, engine oil, etc.), the CBR weighs in as one of the lightest open-classers out there.
Fuel Capacity 4.7 gallons, including 1.06-gallon reserve

OTHER

OTHER
Available Colors Red, Black, Pearl White/Blue/Red
Model Id CBR1000RR
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Note Standard against which all other literbikes are measured

FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION

FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

 

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