Honda releases CB1000R to the U.S.

American Honda Motor Co. announced during Italy’s EICMA that it’s releasing the CB1000R in the United States in the spring of 2011.

The naked cycle features a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected inline four-cylinder 998cc powerplant. It has a mono-backbone aluminum frame with lightweight thin-wall construction. The 43 mm fork is fully adjustable, and there are 310 mm disc brakes in front. The single-sided aluminum swingarm has a single rear shock with spring preload and rebound-damping adjustability.

The CB1000R has been available in Europe for several years, said a company spokesperson, but the 2011 model in both regions will have a new handlebar and revised headlight.

“The CB1000R fills a great position in today’s market as we now bring a very capable sport machine packed with high-performance features to riders who focus on street use — wherever and whatever their destination may be,” said American Honda Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino in a press release.

Honda’s 2011 models shown at EICMA can be viewed on Honda’s 2011 Web site, www.hondamc2011.com, which gives a 360-degree view of the OEM’s EICMA display.

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