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20 years of “total control”

The 2012 CBR1000RR builds on the legacy of “total control” that has shaped its predecessors for 20 years since the introduction of its original ground-breaking forerunner, the CBR900RR, at the EICMA show in 1991. Since then, successive evolutions of the machine have layered advancement upon advancement, while retaining its defining strength of a perfect balance between power and control.

Under the overall development concept of “natural evolution of Super Sports”, the 2012 CBR1000RR development team have concentrated their efforts on the chassis to enhance riding enjoyment even further. In particular, new wheels and new front and rear suspension systems have been introduced for even better handling, traction and braking performance. The advanced Balance Free Rear Cushion rear suspension is a world-first for a production motorcycle.

The team has also created a new, even more aggressive styling to better communicate the dynamism and sheer speed of the new CBR1000RR. In addition, the already comprehensive instrument panel has additional functionality making the bike  more user-friendly, helping riders get the most from Honda’s most exciting and advanced Super Sport machine yet: the 20th anniversary CBR1000RR Fireblade.

In the words of Hirofumi Fukunaga, Large Project Leader for the 2012 CBR1000RR “This is a model allowing all super sports bike lovers, including the most experienced, to savour the joy of owning the CBR1000RR, while at the same time feeling more fun in sporty riding and more joy of riding than ever before, whether it be on winding roads or at a circuit.”

Fireblade / Specification

Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4
Displacement 999.8cc
Bore x Stroke 76 x 55.1mm
Compression Ratio 12.3 : 1
Max. Power Output 131kW/12,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
F-Type Power Output Figure 78kW/11,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque 112Nm/8,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
F-Type Power Output Figure 86Nm/7,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
Carburation PGM-DSFI electronic fuel injection
Throttle Bore 46mm
Air-cleaner type Dry, panel-type paper filter
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.7 litres
Fuel Consumption 5.57L/100km (62miles) (WMTC mode)
Ignition System Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
Ignition Timing 3.2° BTDC (idle) ~ 45° BTDC (7,500min-1)
Sparkplug Type IMR9E-9HES (NGK); VUH27EC (DENSO)
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V/6AH
Headlights 12V; 55W * 1 (low) / 55W * 2 (high)
Clutch Wet, multiplate with diaphragm spring
Clutch Operation Mechanical; cable-actuated
Transmission Type 6-speed
Primary Reduction 1.717 (79/46)
Gear Ratios 1 2.286 (32/14)
2 1.778 (32/18)
3 1.500 (33/22)
4 1.333 (32/24)
5 1.214 (34/28)
6 1.138 (33/29)
Final Reduction 2.625 (42/16)
Final Drive #530 ‘O’-ring sealed chain
Type Diamond; die-cast aluminium twin-spar
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2077mm x 685mm x 1135mm
Wheelbase 1,407mm
Caster Angle 23° 18'
Trail 96.3mm
Turning Radius 3.2m
Seat Height 820mm
Ground Clearance 130mm
Kerb Weight 200kg (F: 52.5%; R: 47.5%)
Type Front : Telescopic inverted fork with an inner tube diameter of 43 mm, and a Big Piston Front Fork with preload, compression and rebound adjustment, 120mm stroke
Rear : Unit Pro-Link with gas-charged HMAS damper featuring 10-step preload and stepless compression and rebound damping adjustment, 138.2mm stroke. Rear Balance Free Rear Cushion with preload, compression and rebound adjustment, 62mm stroke.
Type Front : 12-spoke cast aluminium
Rear : 12-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size Front : 17 x MT3.50
Rear: 17 x MT6.00
Tyre Size Front : 120/70-ZR17M/C
Rear : 190/50ZR17M/C
Tyre Pressure Front : 250kPa
Rear : 290kPa
Type Front : 320 x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads
Rear : 220 x 5mm hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
*DCT version
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.
# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may 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.

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