Winner of the Suzuka 8-Hour Endurance race, the All-Japan Road Race Championship JSB1000 and many other races the world over, the CBR1000RR is the dominant liter-class superbike. This high-performance Super Sport model features direct technology transfer from Honda's exceptional RC211V MotoGP machines. Powered by a liquid-cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, the CBR1000RR is equipped with high-tech items like the Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD), Unit Pro-Link rear suspension and a 4-2-1 underseat "Center-up" exhaust system achieving superior overall performance. For 2006, the big "RR" gets improved power characteristics for better driveability, enhanced handling performance, and a significant weight reduction of approximately 3kg* for more responsive handling. Styling modifications give the machine a sophisticated yet aggressive image.
* Compared with the 2005 European model.
Enhanced Power Output for the Liquid-Cooled DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
The 998cm3 engine of the CBR1000RR features the PGM-DSFI (Programmed Dual Sequential Fuel Injection System) technology and the Direct Air Induction System developed on the RC211V, for incredible power output at all speeds. Among the many upgrades for 2006 are optimized configuration of the engine intake ports and increased compression, improving combustion efficiency and reducing operating friction. Dual valve springs ensure accurate high-rpm valve operation, and new settings for the PGM-FI unit program offering highly linear throttle response across the rev range; all of which result in improved power characteristics. The HECS3 three-way catalyzer significantly reduces harmful exhaust emissions, making the big CBR an environmentally friendly machine.


 

Thoroughly Upgraded For More Focused Performance
The new 2006 CBR1000RR is approximately 3kg lighter*, a significant weight reduction. Thinner walled camshafts, a redesigned PGM-FI unit and new material for the ACG rotor cover saved 660g, while the front brake discs being 0.5mm thinner and 10mm larger in diameter gives a savings of 280g and a 5% increase in braking power. Using a round radiator and radiator hoses with new structure and shape saved another 670g. In addition, modifications to the 4-2-1 Center-Up exhaust system saved a full 1,050g*. Every aspect of the machine was subjected to a thorough weight reduction program wherever possible.
* Compared with the 2005 European model


 

Revised Chassis & Suspension For Brilliant Handling and Cornering Performance
Changes to rake and trail, an improved final drive ratio, a 10mm shorter wheelbase*, and revised joint specifications for the engine mounts give the new bike exceptional cornering performance and line holding ability.
* Compared with the 2005 European model.


 

More Aggressive Styling for a Tight, Focused Look
A newly designed cowl delivers superb aerodynamic performance. Featuring a smaller frontal area, the new unit is lightweight and gives the bike a more aggressive look, with the "Wing" graphics extended to the front cowl for a bold and exciting design. Stainless covers for the muffler ends further enhance the RR’s high-quality look and feel.
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