The 2009 Honda CBR 1000RR is Ready to Ignite the Liter Class Battle

2009 Honda CBR1000RRThe 2009 CBR1000RR is the lightest and most compact in its class.  And for 2009, it’s available with Honda’s high-tech electronically controlled Combined ABS for the ultimate in sportbike braking performance.  Tapping into the MotoGP DNA pool the new CBR receives the revolutionary Honda Electronic Steering Damper or HESD which varies damping rates according to vehicle speed and acceleration, sharpening responsiveness.

The engine gets some new toys also like the two sets of injectors per cylinder for both low- and high-rpm performance.  This allows for instantaneous high-rpm response along with great low-rpm metering and clean running.  The new air box is MotoGP-derived twin-tunnel ram-air system which allows a high volume of cooler air to the 9.7-liter airbox for linear power delivery and incredible engine performance.  Inside the new ram duct system are butterfly valves which open and close depending on throttle opening and engine rpm for optimum performance.

The chassis of the bike also contains a MotoGP-derived Unit Pro-Link® Rear Suspension for added handling and performance.  The Lightweight four-piece Fine Die-Cast, twin-spar aluminum frame combined with the 43mm Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) inverted front fork soak up those high and low speed bumps around town and on the race track.  Radial-mount front brake calipers combined with radial-actuated master cylinder bring this new superbike to a stand still with urgency.

Also combined with the new release of the CBR 1000RR is a new website from Honda which allows you to design your own dream rendition to your liking.  Check out the CBR Design Gallery.

Keep a close eye out for the 2009 liter bike shoot out as all he contenders this year looked to have stepped up their game.

Honda CBR 1000RR

2009 Specifications

Model: CBR1000RR / CBR1000RR ABS

MSRP starting at $11,999

Engine Type: 999cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder

Bore and Stroke: 76mm x 55.1mm

Compression ratio: 12.3:1

Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder

Induction: Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI)

Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping

Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed

Final Drive: #530 O-ring–sealed chain

Suspension
Front: 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.3 inches travel
Rear: Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.4 inches travel

Brakes
Front: Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full-floating 320mm discs
Rear: Single 220mm disc
Honda Electronic Combined ABS (CBR1000RR ABS)

Tires
Front: 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear: 190/50ZR-17 radial

Wheelbase: 55.4 inches

Rake (Caster angle): 23.3°

Trail: 96.2mm (3.8 inches)

Seat Height: 32.3 inches

Fuel Capacity: 4.7 gallons, including 1.06-gallon reserve

Colors: CBR1000RR – Repsol Edition (Blue/White/Orange/Red), Pearl White/Light Silver Metallic, Black
CBR1000RR ABS – Red/Black

Curb Weight*: 439 pounds (CBR1000RR) / 461.7 pounds (CBR1000RR ABS)

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.

Meets current EPA standards.

California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.

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