Honda CBR1000RR sports model for European markets announced
Honda announced its new 2008 motorcycle model CBR1000RR for the European market. The new Honda CBR1000RR super sports bike has undergone a full model change, featuring the latest in advanced technologies honed in Honda’s MotoGP machines. Honda CBR1000RR sports model features a water-cooled, high-output 4-stroke, in-line 4-cylinder 1,000cc engine. For the new 2008 model, the number of components has been reduced to make the bike more compact, and the new lightweight, die-cast aluminum frame provides a smooth ride with just the right amount of rigidity. These and other modifications succeed in reducing overall vehicle weight by 6kg compared to the previous model.
The exhaust system is positioned under the pillion step to bring it closer to the bike’s center of gravity, with a short muffler that further contributes to the concentration of mass. The new model’s styling features compact front and rear fairing designed to present an image of extreme compactness, combined with mirrors with built-in turn signals to achieve a cool, aggressive look. Manufactured at Honda’s Hamamatsu Factory in Japan, it will be released successively in European markets.