2018 Honda CBR1000RR Features and Benefits

11/6/2017 6:28:00 PM

  • CBR1000RR SP
  • CBR1000RR

First introduced overseas in 1992 (and in the U.S. shortly thereafter), Honda's largest CBR has continuously reset expectations of what an open-class sport bike should be, with a holistic "Total Control" design approach that focuses on cornering, acceleration and braking. That practice is taken to the next level with the new-generation CBR1000RR SP, which has a high-performance power-to-weight ratio. Fully loaded with a cutting-edge electronics package, the CBR1000RR SP is underpinned by the "Next Stage Total Control" concept, with nimble handling and amazing acceleration.


  • Valve lift and timing are optimized for high engine speeds, with a peak of 13,000 rpm.
  • Thickness of different areas of pistons are optimized for minimum weight, and compression ratio is 13.0:1.
  • Piston rings have Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating for a superb sealing property.
  • Air-intake duct and air box design minimizes air resistance. High fuel-discharge pressure promotes fuel atomization and maximizes combustion efficiency, while throttle response is maximized by intake funnels with a slash-cut design.
  • Magnesium construction of the oil pan and ignition cover contribute to a low engine weight.
  • Slipper clutch has a low clutch-spring load. Die-cast aluminum assist cams (transmitting & receiving) contribute to a low weight, while optimized clearance between the cams make for a good clutch-lever feel.
  • On CB1000RR SP, lightweight titanium muffler helps concentrate mass. Its double pipe structure enables effective utilization of the expansion chamber, while the variable exhaust valve achieves a throaty sound and good power delivery across the rpm range.
  • Derived from the RC213V-S, the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) measures front and rear wheel speeds and body roll angle, and also uses attitude-detection technology developed for ASIMO.
  • Wheelie behavior is electronically mitigated during acceleration; based on wheel speeds, the ECU decreases the throttle-valve opening to reduce torque.
  • The slip rate of the rear wheel is restrained during cornering and acceleration; torque is controlled based on vehicle roll angle, such as when turning, contributing to a sense of security during the riding experience.
  • The rider can choose how strongly the engine brake is applied when the throttle is closed during deceleration; three levels of adjustability are available, depending on rider preference.
  • A quick shifter allows shifting up or down without use of the throttle or clutch; the driving load on gears is reduced during shifting, simplifying the rider's shifting process on the track, on winding roads or in traffic. For both upshifting and downshifting, feel can be adjusted between three levels.
  • Adapted from the RC213V-S, the throttle-by-wire system (a first on a straight-four Honda) features a built-in Accelerator Position Sensor and improves response and rideability.
  • Full-color thin-film-transistor liquid crystal meter features Street, Circuit, and Mechanic displays and is designed to not be intrusive for the rider.
  • A five-level Power Selector enables on-the-fly adjustment of riding modes, HSTC and suspension electronics, adapting the machine to changing conditions.
  • Lightweight lithium-ion battery helps centralize mass.


  • Optimized frame-wall and swingarm-section thicknesses for light weight and appropriate flex characteristics.
  • Lightweight die-cast aluminum subframe.
  • Wheels have five Y-spokes for aerodynamic stability, while thickness is minimized for low weight.
  • Radiator has a high-density core that achieves high heat dissipation while allowing a narrow width and low weight.
  • Minimalist, aggressive, aerodynamic design achieves narrow widths at front of fairings.
  • World's first titanium fuel tank for a mass-production road bike is manufactured using ultra-deep drawing process, achieving low weight and high mass centralization.
  • The CBR1000RR SP has semi-active Öhlins Electronic Control (EC) suspension, with 43mm NIX 30 EC fork and a TTX 36 EC shock. Settings are optimized electronically to suit the conditions.
  • Standard version has Showa 43mm large-volume BPF inverted fork and Balance Free Rear Cushion (BFRC) shock.
  • Available anti-lock braking system (ABS) features rear-lift control (RLC), for smooth, effective braking on corner entry; braking force is controlled according to lean angle, and hard trail braking is allowed.
  • On standard version, highly rigid Tokico four-piston opposed radial-mounted front-brake calipers with high-friction brake pads provide strong stopping power.

Honda Accessories
A full range of official Honda Accessories are available for this model, including Quick Shifter, Carbon Fiber Exhaust Protector and Rear Fender, Repsol Rear Tire Hugger, E-Cushion® Energy Seat, Accessory Socket, Grip Ends, Passenger Seat Cowl, and more.

WARRANTY: Because we are so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Accessories, we are pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer.

  • Meets current CARB and EPA standards.
  • Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.