All-new liquid-cooled DOHC
16-valve 998cc four-stroke inline four-cylinder engine features bore and
stroke dimensions of 75mm x 56.5mm.
Sixteen-valve cylinder head
features 29mm intake and 24mm exhaust valves with an 11.9:1 compression
ratio for efficient combustion and high horsepower.
Lightweight nutless connecting
Direct shim-under-bucket valve
actuation system ensures high-rpm durability and allows 16,000-mile valve
New iridium-tip spark plugs
improve fuel combustion and performance.
Dual Stage Fuel Injection
(DSFI) system features two injectors per cylinder--one upper and one
lower--controlled by an ECU that senses rpm and throttle opening. Lower
injector enhances rideability while upper injector improves top-end
horsepower. At lower rpm only the lower injector is working. At higher
rpm, both injectors are activated. The system uses 44mm throttle bodies.
All-new Denso injectors with
new lightweight valving for faster reaction time and 12 holes per injector
improve atomization of fuel mixture for optimum combustion efficiency and
Auto-enriching system is
integrated into PGM-FI module, eliminating the need for a manual choke.
Forged aluminum pistons with
moly surface treatment for reduced friction.
Aluminum composite cylinder
sleeves are high-pressure-formed from sintered aluminum powder impregnated
with ceramic and graphite. The lightweight composite sleeves provide
better wear resistance and superior heat dissipation compared to
Electronic ECU provides two
digital 3-D fuel injection maps for each cylinder and two digital 3-D
ignition maps for cylinder pairs, creating ideal fuel mixture and spark
advance settings for superb rideability.
Ram-air system provides a high
volume of cool air to the 8.35-liter airbox for linear power delivery and
incredible engine performance.
four-into-two-into-one center-up exhaust with twin outlets and titanium
core increases lean angle and reduces wind drag.
Liquid-cooled aluminum oil
cooler is lightweight and efficient.
Starter gears located on the
right side to produce narrow engine and increased lean angle.
Race-spec radiator with 40
percent greater volume compared to CBR(r)954RR
Eight-plate clutch is compact
and tough, featuring durable friction plate material.
six-speed transmission is easily accessible for rapid gear ratio changes
and maintenance at the race track.
Durable #530 O-ring-sealed
New lightweight twin-spar
aluminum frame borrows RC211V technology.
New aluminum-hybrid rear
swingarm is longest in class for superior traction under hard
New aluminum subframe is
lightweight and easily removable for ease of maintenance.
Honda Electronic Steering
Damper (HESD) is a rotary type steering damper that electronically
modulates steering damping based on road speed. An ECU unit senses road
speed and sends a signal to a solenoid. The solenoid controls an oil
pressure relief valve within the damper unit. At slower speeds the relief
valve is open, allowing for a free flow of oil through the damper unit,
resulting in reduced damping force and lighter steering effort. At higher
speeds the flow of oil is restricted, resulting in increased damping force
and additional stability. HESD is the first steering damping system that
makes it possible to increase high-speed performance while maintaining
43mm inverted aluminum-slider
Honda Multi-Action System(tm) (HMAS(tm)) cartridge front fork features
spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability, and offers
precise action and unparalleled rigidity.
New Unit Pro-Link rear
suspension system is patterned after RC211V MotoGP racer's. In this
system, the upper shock mount is contained within the swingarm rather than
the frame. With no top frame-mount for the shock, this unique system
prevents negative suspension energy from being transmitted into the frame,
allowing optimum frame rigidity and improved rideability out of corners.
The HMAS shock offers rebound and compression damping, and spring preload
New front brake system features
radial-mounted four-piston calipers and 310mm floating discs, and a 220mm
rear disc with a single-piston caliper for exceptional stopping power.
hollow-spoke wheels feature race-spec 3.5 x 17-inch front and 6.0 x
17-inch rear dimensions.
Centrally mounted 4.8-gallon
fuel tank is positioned low in the frame, increasing mass centralization
and allowing a more compact design. This design positions the rider
farther forward for optimum handling.
High-capacity, 350-watt AC
High-tech instrument display
features tachometer, LCD readouts for speedometer, coolant temperature,
odometer, two tripmeters and a clock. A low-fuel LED light and shift
indicator light is located in the tachometer.
Line Beam Headlight features
three-piece reflector design utilizing two H7 bulbs for optimum light
distribution and unique compact design.
All-new LED taillights for
New plastic tank shell cover
protects tank and airbox.
New one-piece fan assembly
increases cooling efficiency.
Convenient ignition switch/fork
lock for added security.
Folding aerodynamic mirrors.
Handlebar switches and controls
use internationally approved ISO graphic symbols.
Convenient push-to-cancel turn
unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a
Honda Protection Plan.