In 2008 Honda reinforces a long-standing legacy of creating breathtaking breakthroughs in the literbike class. The all-new CBR1000RR establishes a higher standard for weight reduction and compact, centralized mass to produce the pinnacle of sportbike performance and rideability.
There’s nothing like a literbike when it comes to awesome performance. But for 2008, Honda’s taking that level of performance—and handling—to a whole new level. New engine. New chassis. MotoGP-style exhaust. The all-new CBR1000RR is a Superbike that handles like a 600, but is built to dominate the Superbike class.
Features & Benefits
New for 2008
– All-new 999cc inline four-cylinder engine.
– Lightweight titanium intake valves.
– New thinner high-strength pistons featuring molybdenum coating.
– New removable cylinder block with Nikasil-coated cylinders.
– Idle-Air Control Valve (IACV) and Ignition Interrupt Control for idle stability and smoother on/off throttle response.
– Unique slipper clutch features cam mechanism to reduce clutch-lever pull.
– New low-mount exhaust system design incorporates exhaust valve
– New-generation Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD).
– New lighter-weight front brake hoses with lighter front brake rotors.
– New monoblock front brake calipers with chromium-plated
– New lightweight aluminum sidestand.
– New four-piece Fine Die-Cast frame.
– New aluminum swingarm design.
– New twin-tunnel ram-air induction.
– New line-beam headlights.
– New front turn signals integrated into mirrors.
– New compact instrumentation.
– New lighter-weight wheels.
– New lightweight compact battery.
– New improved ergonomics.
– Iconic new Honda Wing tank badge.
– Exciting new colors include Red/Black, Black/Metallic Silver, Pearl Yellow/Black, Candy Dark Red/Metallic Silver.
– Black/Metallic Grey (2008 special color†).
– Exclusive, MotoGP-derived Unit Pro-Link® Rear Suspension (see Technology Section).
– Low-mount exhaust system design.
– Specially designed slipper clutch.
– Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI) system features two injectors per cylinder (see Technology Section).