2010 Honda CBR1000RR C-ABS Review —

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Honda CBR 1000 RR C-ABS

No (big) news is still news

Photos by Alfonse

Whether it’s simply a barometer of the still-weak world or a sign of changing OEM methodologies, not exactly sure, but that no updates made their way the crop of Japanese literbikes for is a matter of fact.

The past saw two all-new models (the R1 and continue the typical two-year cycle from Japan. to 2010, each new model generally saw at least one model the Big Four receive heavy This year is something of a dry But, hey, at least are a couple changes in the liter

In the 600cc supersport arena nothing even worth in terms of revisions for 2010!

Yamaha and Suzuki supplying designs of the R1 and Gixxer 1K in 2009, the robin revision cycle had us news of big changes from and Kawi’s literbikes. Especially the last overhaul of each in 2008. Alas, it was not to be, as Big Red and Team implemented only mild

Kawasaki’s ZX-10R received the array (and by wide we more than two things!) of and minor but practical refinements. notable are improvements to shifting slightly longer throttle for improved throttle action and a new steering damper. Cosmetic ups here and there round out the up.

Honda’s CBR1000RR didn’t stagnate this season, but an increase in flywheel size, a new cover and revised license bracket are just about on par the Zed’s “news.” So we begrudgingly the Honda a status update, but things are slowing down in land.

While attending the U.S. round of WSBK at Miller Motorsports Park a rep told me this reeling in of changes might happen for the sportbike class, and indeed it it has.

We didn’t expect to be to discern much about a larger flywheel, but to say that we at tried we took a quick around the track. We have to though, just how much was made to the flywheel, as claimed weights for the 2008, 2009 and models are identical at 439 pounds.

We were right. Not much in it to “Hey, I’m a new 2010! Not like stinky ol’ 2009 model!

However, a day of beating up on the mostly 2010 CBR1K only us of all the things we liked so much last year’s bike.

As we in our 2009 Literbike Shootout. the CBR post the biggest horsepower but its wide powerband made it the street engine of the group. And of what’s adorable about the engine during street is also enjoyable and advantageous on the A super-stout midrange offers the pull earlier in the rev range any other literbike.

Its torque of 76.6 ft-lbs is not only the of the 2009 inline-Fours, it also a twisting force advantage a 5000-rpm range.

Despite grunty power in its the double-R’s leisurely response at low was one of the few things that kept the mill from scoring top in the Engine category in our annual last year. Seems really different in that for ’10.

If the flywheel changes for year were meant to out power delivery, we’d why, as the Honda had a fairly feel to begin with. But a flywheel might also inadvertently served to further rev response below, roughly, rpm. Hard to say since we have an ’09 to compare to, but nothing this year’s engine big changes for the better. We’re responses from Honda for on the flywheel…

One attribute about the CBR testers lauded last was its stable, obedient chassis. We can not so fondly back to Mark mishap as a strange testament, a backhanded compliment if you will, to the handling.

“It [Honda] felt so planted and that I crashed it,” a red-faced Gardiner. “That’s a to the brilliant handling; lesser send you a warning as you reach the of the tire’s adhesion, but the CBR1000RR was composed, ready to do much on demand.”

Honda CBR 1000 RR C-ABS

Nothing has changed the 1000’s frame, steering etcetera, so it remains a well-handling We won’t, however, be crashing one this year as an exercise to the Honda’s chassis…

Last I had the grand opportunity to sample new Combined-ABS for sportbikes when I rode the 2009 CBR600RR at Honda’s private testing I couldn’t say enough good about the new system, as you can read in our 2009 CBR600RR C-ABS However, we forsook using the with C-ABS in last liter battle.

That I was the only rider here to had the pleasure or riding the computer-controlled ABS for supersports.

This year we seized the to ride the C-ABS-equipped thousand, Kevin Duke his first of the system.

“The Combined of the C-ABS works really on the track,” remarked KD on his first with the linked anti-locks.

situations that would other bikes wagging back ends during entry were utterly with the CBR’s system. The way the of a slight amount of rear settles the chassis when provides a feeling of security, of the safety aspects of the ABS part of the If I were in the market for a CBR1000RR, I hesitate to choose the C-ABS

Ultimately there’s not a lot to parade as big changes for the CBR, unless you to talk dollars.

The Honda’s has bumped up to $13,399 for 2010, a increase from 2009. But the bike’s tag reflects a full over the 2008 model. a sizable leap for what is the same bike as two years

Eesh! Seems Japan is having a tough go of it.

Regardless of a of impressive updates, the CBR1000RR is an excellent bike. And with the condition across the class year we’ve no reason to the Honda wouldn’t come out the winner in 2010 against Suzuki and Yamaha, just it did in last year’s shootout.

Honda CBR 1000 RR C-ABS
Honda CBR 1000 RR C-ABS
Honda CBR 1000 RR C-ABS
Honda CBR 1000 RR C-ABS


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