2009 Honda CB1000R Road Test Review- Honda CB1000R Motorcycle Reviews

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Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept

2009 Honda CB1000R – Test Forbidden Fun: The Honda you can’t buy!

to Honda for building a nice that works. Major for also giving us an auto-trans-equipped transport device that has to be one of the full-size two-wheelers ever.

honestly, Honda, why are you holding out on us?

reviews greeted the CB1000R its introduction in Europe last In fact, this CBR1000RR-based bike finished second in International Bike of the Year and we in the U.S. who are deprived of the bike even get to vote for it!

Some quotes from the European “A giant step for Honda in the category,” said Bike “Clearly outshines the competitors its flawless engine, good and sharp handling.”

Editors at Motor Wereldwere equally of praise, even if they get off to a start: “In numbers, the CB1000R exactly the sort of bike pulls the rug from under feet. This is applicable to the engine and the chassis. However, it makes you realize just a finely balanced bike youngest … really is; a that adds up to precise, and fun handling. Factor in a torquey, engine and there it is, thenaked of the year.”

So we decided to see for ourselves what all the was about and booked a flight to We finagled a bike out of Honda and checked in with our friends at Bike Travel for a proper tour, something we could sink our footpeg feelers Edelweiss’ Alps Touring offered a week of day-loops some of the best Alpine plus some very sightseeing stops, all departing of the same hotel each

The trip of a lifetime, in other and even better on a bike the CB1000R. This Dragon Metallic machine debuted in at the Milan show, rolling out as a for the aging Hornet 900, as the 919 stateside. This wasn’t a version of that older but rather a new bike that the compact cast-aluminum Hornet 600 with a re-engineered ’07 CBR1000RRengine.

definitely re-engineered, too. All you to do is look at the intake setup, is nearly horizontal, rather the steep downdraft used on the Throttle bodies for the PGM-FI are down significantly from and compression is lower by a full at 11.2:1.

End result of these is a claimed output of 123 horses at rpm and 74 foot-pounds of torque at 8000 putting it in the ballpark with bikes in the one-liter …/streetfighter

Really going at it in the Alps is not the recommended procedure. On the higher there is always a lot to be wary of, cows (and their products) on the road to buses, sightseers in the most underpowered cars you’ve ever cyclists and just about else you wouldn’t want to run at a full 10/10ths clip. So, an “Alps Pace” takes it a notch to allow for a safety but remains swift.

In these the CB1000R’s powerplant is nearly Power begins to sizzle at but is nonetheless usefully torquey that threshold. Let the engine to its 10,250-rpm redline as indicated on the LCD bar-graph tachometer and you’re with a powerband that is and linear.

It supplies the kind of that definitely keeps interesting when corners to come up surprisingly—and deceptively—quickly, as do in the Alps.

While this is a sporting engine, almost amazing is its smoothness and tractability. I let the bike idle through in sixth gear, running a hiccup with no throttle at rpm and less than 20 mph, and could roll on the gas and pull away. Don’t try that on Super Duke,Ducati Monster 1125CRnaked bikes!

Despite the engine’s willingness and the gearbox shifts so effortlessly and that I found myself through the gears for pure value or just to pass with real authority the fat midrange, even though of the time I could zap traffic in a gear. Hot or cold, at low altitude or fuel mapping and throttle were excellent. This is a engine.

It would be a shame to put a like this in anything than an excellent chassis. is no shame here! This has pretty standard geometry, classic 25-degree rake with 4.0 inches of trail. is a reasonably compact 58.9

Steering is medium-weighted, and high-speed on the autobahn was excellent. I wouldn’t this a hard-edge, aggressive but shredding up some of the greatest roads in the world was so much fun and so that anything that may been given up in outright, personality is more than up for in ease of use and neutrality of steering. And you can go really fast.

Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept
Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept

Damping from the fully inverted Showa 43mm fork (derived from the and the single, preload- and rebound-adjustable was comfortably taut, meaning a controlled ride allied very little chassis from bumps, braking or At anything less than mode, it is hard to get this to do anything wrong. Even at the edge, control remains good, though composure a little.

Braking, too, was Our ABS-equipped bike has the linked that uses a pair of sliding-pin calipers at the front, a two-piston sliding-pin unit at the (These are “conventional” ABS brakes, not CBR-RR supersport type.) feel is good but not excellent. home, we briefly tried and the four-piston front calipers (as on the standard CBR1000RR) of the non-ABS

Still, stops on the ABS bike sure and utterly consistent, and with the linked setup, it was to drag the rear brake on first-gear hairpins to settle the and tighten the cornering line. BT015s (120/70ZR17 at the front and at the rear) offered good even in less than riding conditions.

After three day-long in the saddle, I never once of the seat or any of my interface points the CB1000R. Ergonomics are very the levers for the front brake and clutch offered adjustment a useful range, and even the protection from the large was helpful.

Claimed full-fuel-tank weight for our Combined-ABS testbike is 489 (478 for non-ABS). Subtract 28 pounds for gas and you get 461 pounds. Itlookslighter this and definitely rides

Styling has a European edge a light polishing from the office. The single-sided swingarm and rear wheel coordinate with the CBR1000RR-inspired stubby outlet and the tightly packed of this bike. Even the tail works here, the passenger seat size and therefore so will your

Kicxstartmagazineof the Netherlands sums it up well: “Stunning looks, handling, smooth but very performance and bulletproof reliability for a price. The CB1000R is a model shows it must have developed by a team that loves their jobs.”

we concur on everything but the price. the unfortunate part of the equation for us is this bike was conceived in for Europe, and manufactured by Honda The previous 599 and 919 also came the same background.

While the 919 was competitively priced if sedately styled, the 599 was quite a bit expensive than competing At the current exchange rate, pricing in Europe (excluding the Added Tax) is running $11,200 for the standard bike and for the C-ABS model. With bikes like theYamaha Speed Triplecoming in under over here, it appears the argument for bringing in the CB1000R be a little tough.

But this is the of modern, sporting Universal Motorcycle a company such as Big in the U.S. So, American Honda, make it a good argument! hold out on us: We need this

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
Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept
Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept

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