Honda’s CBR1000RR 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 sets that bar even higher. For 2012, the CBR1000RR 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.
New for 2012
– Unit Pro-Link® rear suspension features a new, patented Balance-Free Rear Shock from Showa that incorporates a unique double-tube design featuring a damper case plus an internal cylinder for more responsive damping and a smoother, better-controlled damping action.
– The new 43mm fork incorporates Showa’s latest Big Piston Fork technology with a larger damping volume to effectively reduce the hydraulic pressure generated as the fork legs compress and extend. The result is more precise action during the initial stroke and smoother damping action, for improved handling, enhanced front-end feedback and a more solid feel during hard braking.
– New 12-spoke cast aluminum wheels provide more consistent rigidity. Together with the new suspension, these wheels offer improved feedback for the rider.
– New layered fairing design creates a large pocket of calm air around the rider to improve comfort while also helping draw air through the cooling system. An integrated chin spoiler in the nose also reduces aerodynamic lift to improve handling.
– Multi-function LCD instruments communicate all important information plus the option of four readout modes for tachometer display, lap timer, five-level shift indicator, gear position indicator and more.
– New revised fuel injection settings give the CBR1000RR a more linear response, particularly at smaller throttle openings.
– Revisions to the optional electronic Combined ABS create a new bias toward sporting/track riding conditions during rear brake application.
– New Red and Pearl White/Blue/Red colors join Black. (C-ABS model available in Red only.)
Honda Genuine Accessories*
– Color-Matched Passenger Seat Cowl, Carbon-Fiber Accents, Carbon Fiber License Plate Frame, Outdoor Cycle Cover, “E-Cushion” Seat for greater comfort, Rear Tire Hugger, HRC Power-Up Kit for Racing (Track Use Only)
2012 Honda CBR1000RR Specifications
|Model:||CBR1000RR / CBR1000RR C-ABS|
|Engine Type:||999cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder|
|Bore and Stroke:||76mm x 55.1mm|
|Valve Train:||DOHC; four valves per cylinder|
|Induction:||Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI)|
|Ignition:||Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping|
|Final Drive:||#530 O-ring-sealed chain|
|Suspension||Front: 43mm inverted Big Piston Fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability
Rear: Unit Pro-Link Balance-Free Rear Shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability
|Brakes||Front: Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full-floating 320mm discs
Rear: Single 220mm disc;
Optional Honda Electronic Combined ABS (CBR1000RR C-ABS)
|Tires||Front: 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear: 190/50ZR-17 radial
|Rake (Caster Angle):||23° 3′|
|Trail:||96.0mm (3.8 inches)|
|Seat Height:||32.3 inches|
|Fuel Capacity:||4.7 gallons, including 1.06-gallon reserve|
|Estimated Fuel Economy:||TBD|
|Colors:||CBR1000RR: Red, Black, Pearl White/Blue/Red
CBR1000RR C-ABS: Red
|Curb Weight*:||441 pounds (CBR1000RR) / 467 pounds (CBR1000RR C-ABS)|
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.
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.
Meets current EPA standards.
Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Source: American Honda Motor Co., Inc.