First Pics: 2008 Honda CB1000R (Not a Hornet, mind) The Biker Gene

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Honda Hornet RR Concept

First Pics: 2008 CB1000R (Not a Hornet,

As an ex-CB900F2 owner I figure I’m to get excited about this: years of plaintive wheedling Hornet 900-lovers around the Honda have finally to slot a recent-generation 1000cc engine into a …

The 2007 ‘Blade donates the which has been “retuned for performance” — but the R on the end of the model hints that the original might not be neutered all the way down to 100hp like the CB9 was.

The 900 was such an exceptionally easy to ride that all I really from a CB1000 was more of More power, better better suspension (including adjustability), and a slightly stiffer to stop the uncertain feeling the bike had at peg-down scratching

Looking at the specs. the CB1000R all that and more. While we have horsepower figures the 1000cc engine makes to 180hp in its CBR-RR tune, so a … doesn’t seem too much of a stretch. The USD, forks and radial front are lifted straight from the too, so they’ll be the real — last time I an 06 Blade the brakes nearly the eyeballs out of my head.

The rear is a lower-spec unit featuring and rebound adjustments only. The backbone frame is all-new, so expect it to be up to the challenges laid by the engine and brakes.

Styling-wise, it’s as if they’ve what HALO’s Master would look like if he was a mounting his bonce as the headlight Honda have followed the laid out by the latest model 600, with underslung exhaust, angular lines and a tail unit that in empty space above the wheel like the 2008 does and like all good should. Of course, all good have no pillion seat and the tiny pad on the back of the CB1000R is a step away from the broad passenger accommodation on the

The stunning 4-swept-spoke ninja-star wheel is mounted on a single swingarm, which will chain adjustment easier a practical standpoint, but also plain hot. If the bike was I’d yank off the Flash Gordon radiator guards, they’re a bit of a touch on an otherwise good-looking

The dash, as you can see, is now all-digital, and the retains the handy H.I.S.S. system, which locks the ECU and the bike pretty much without the coded key.

As Honda are last onto the which is now getting a little with sporty performance like the Tuono, Super Speed Triple, Z1000, Corsaro and Brutale. The Hornet 900 was an (if soft) all-rounder at a criminally low and the CB1000R looks to be a leap in all performance criteria. Less of a special,” it’ll probably a significantly higher pricetag, but is life

There’s an option to have ABS and the Honda Combined Braking fitted, but thankfully they’re not it upon CB1000R owners they do on the VFR and Blackbird.

Sadly, have officially announced it’s categorically NOT to be called a presumably because it’s now an “R” Bollocks to that! We salute the new Super Hornet! Full at Honda’s CB1000R Super webpage .

Honda Hornet RR Concept

4 Responses to “First 2008 Honda CB1000R a Hornet, mind)”


The Italian Honda website is a power figure of 94 kW at 10,000rpm translates to 126hp. They quote 97.5Nm torque at so both are up on the 900s 109hp at and 92Nm at 6,500rpm.

Can’t wait!

Cheers — so what we’re at is a genuine competitor to the Kawasaki (even in the future-man looks — and only five after the Kwaka hit the showrooms…

are so conservative their marketing still wear onions on belts. Their new litre-class has been one of the most anticipated on the market for the last few years, and tell me it’s *still* 2-3 off. Meanwhile, Aprilia’s to have a balltearing V4 ready earlier (, thus the past masters of the V4 to the punch.

had one for a week. brilliant bike mirrors. ride position forward….digital gauges difficult to see day rest excellant

Honda Hornet RR Concept
Honda Hornet RR Concept
Honda Hornet RR Concept
Honda Hornet RR Concept
Honda Hornet RR Concept
Honda Hornet RR Concept

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