2008 Honda CB1000R First Ride — Motorcycle USA

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Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept
Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept

2008 Honda CB1000R Ride

After undergoing market research with in Europe the design brief was to a compact bike with a engine and great handling.

Honda is keeping its new super for Europe only, but that mean our U.S. readers see what their missing. are accustomed to hearing some blokes called the Stones You can’t always get what you now our pals at MCN give us their with this review on the CB1000R.

Way back in the ’60s, men had quiffs and woman wore the Japanese bike manufacturers Europe. Their bikes strangely like the ones in the midlands but they had funny logos on the tanks. And they come rain or shine.

The were laughed off at first and makes like Honda. Yamaha and Suzuki started on our shores in big numbers, at the right with the right kit (like starters that worked) and that didn’t leak. And took over the world of forever.

It stayed that way for the last 40 until a small manufacturer in started making a bike the Speed Triple and essentially the Super Naked bike. been the first person in the to ride the prototype, I remember moment well. Okay, so the Monster was the original but that have the same sort of bike horsepower linked quality suspension and brakes, and the of style reminiscent of a crashed with bug-eye headlamps.

And now the have turned again, as the biggest bike manufacturer down from its ivory to a small industrial unit in and decides it’s very in a bike called the Speed Combine it with a healthy for bikes like the MV Agusta and the Monster and you’re starting to get the of Honda’s new CB1000R.

Big H won’t admit their but an off the record chat with a few confirmed what I just and it’s not going on sale in because the emissions laws are so it would have to have an the size of a small car. bike is for Europe only and where most of the design and development was done.

Forget the it has the same name as the dinosaur of the early nineties, or that a spine-framed, FireBlade-engined … the now defunct 900 Hornet. This is a new bag for Honda. A bike designed Europe in mind and one that a retuned version of the 2007 CBR1000RR engine and runs FireBlade forks, 2008 brakes, a beautiful single-sided and styling tailored to the decor of the best designer cafes in

In green it looks purposeful, in it looks as good as anything on the

The bike’s style and design was in Europe with a strong being “ready to …” The was inspired by a vision to create a for Europe by the managers of Honda

And then there’s the bike’s It was developed by Tetsuya Kudoh, the man who was engineer and test rider on bikes as the VFR400, RC30, CBR600F and VFR750F, so nothing good in there then. And as it’s one high-spec piece of

Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept
Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept

The single-sided swingarm is one of the things gives away the fact isn’t your average fat and … bike.

Then the short stubby attitude of the the tiny seat unit as a token gesture to attract Italian goddess’ who may want to on your steed, so to speak. in reality no real human want to sit on the back and you’d get a tail pack on it, but Honda it that way.) It’s all being purposeful, minimal, and to everyone watching that a no compromise kind of guy who likes to fast and look good. The weighs in wet at 217 kg (478 lbs), is just 18 kg (40 lbs) more the super lightweight 2008 and most of that extra is in the heavily braced single-sided

Check out the swoopy four-spoke wheel, the LCD clocks that are to be the most expensive Honda the jagged lines of the bodywork and the ‘ready-to-…’ stance, and you can tell is no normal Japanese … It’s designed to give a ride with the stylish of a …, and it more than

Undoubtedly it’s a serious bit of kit aims to do a totally different job to the old 900, and it’s a bike I’m slightly afraid of when I get handed the keys in the of Milan on a wet and slippery Saturday

But fearful is not one of the things that your head when you riding the tiny Honda. through Milan in convoy a mad Welshman intent on showing us his of Milan’s backstreets, the bike is easy and torquey.

The fuelling is the grunt is huge and I’m starting to think that for people, most of the time engine would be better in a than the super-powerful motor de of bikes that say you’re a man, even if secretly the of horsepower terrifies you. Or is just me?

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Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept
Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept
Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept
Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept
Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept

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