There’s big news when it comes to the new 2012 Honda CBR1000RR. The CBR1000RR is already the essential Superbike, offering a perfectly integrated combination of power, handling, and overall balance for both the street and the track. But this year we’ve taken this versatile machine and given it some major upgrades. New suspension, new bodywork, new instrumentation, new wheels—and that’s just the start. All that in addition to its famously powerful 999cc liquid-cooled inline-four-cylinder engine and all-aluminum twin-spar chassis.
The future’s looking bright indeed—at least if you’re looking at it from behind the bars of a new 2012 CBR1000RR.
The CBR1000RR features new suspension front and rear. Up front, the new 43mm “Big Piston” Showa fork is smoother and more responsive; in the back, the Unit Pro Link design uses a new Balance Free Rear shock that uses a double-tube design for a smoother response and better road-holding feel (traction performance).
New LCD Instrumentation
The CBR1000RR’s new, full-screen LCD instrumentation includes a lap timer, trip and fuel-consumption computer, five-level customizable shift indicator, gear-position indicator and peak-rpm memory function.
Revolutionary doesn’t begin to describe these brakes
The Combined ABS (C-ABS) system is the first of its kind on a Superbike. Even the most critical motorcycle testers rave about how well they work. Find out what the experts have to say about this revolutionary feature.
New for 2012, we've added 12-spoke aluminum cast wheels, for a lightweight design that promises superb handling and a new layered outer cowl with a rigid inner cowl that reduces fairing weight and creates a dynamic form.