BMW has officially introduced their literbike contender: The 2009 BMW S1000RR. The pertinent numbers are a claimed 193 horsepower (at the crankshaft) and a 403.5-lb claimed dry weight. In a ready-to-ride form including fuel, BMW says to expect 450 lbs of weight. DTC Dynamic Traction Control is an appealing option, as is the Race ABS […]
2012 Honda CBR1000RR Officially Unveiled
Honda has officially unveiled the 2012 version of the CBR1000RR sportbike. Pictures of the 2012 Honda CBR1000RR actually leaked out last month from Hong Kong but official images and details are now out.
The 2012 Honda CBR1000RR receives new Showa Big Piston forks, a new double-tube design rear shock, revised fuel injection settings, updated nose and tail and new 12-spoke cast aluminum wheels. Also updated is a new multi-function display with gear position indicator, lap timer and tachometer. Not added however, and a disappointment to some enthusiasts, is traction control.
Pricing is $13,800 for the standard model, $14,800 with ABS. Look for the 2012 Honda CBR1000RR in showrooms in December. Check out our more detailed overview of the 2012 Honda CBR1000RR up as well as a look at other 2012 Honda models, or view a gallery of images after the jump.