2016 Honda CBR1000RR

The Connoisseur’s Superbike

All motorcycles are special. But there’s something about a sportbike that distills the experience into something even more pure. So immediate. Such an intense connection between rider and bike. And the most intense of all is a Superbike, like the Honda CBR®1000RR.

The CBR1000RR is the purest of the pure, a bike with nothing to dilute the experience of the rider and the bike. The power is unlike anything else in our lineup—the chassis and suspension are a tribute to Honda’s decades of racing dominance. And there’s plenty of technology, too, but it’s the best kind: invisible, non-intrusive, there only when you need it.

For 2016 we have a couple of versions for you. There’s our CBR1000RR, available in Matte Metallic Black this year, with all the features you can ever want. And then there’s our limited-edition CBR1000RR SP, the primo choice for track-day enthusiasts: Fully adjustable Öhlins front and rear suspension, Brembo front brakes and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SC premium tires, lightweight subframe with solo seat cowl, along with hand-selected engine parts for weight and balance, including pistons and connecting rods.

For Superbike purists, the CBR1000RR is the best there’s ever been, a bike like no other.

Standard Features

  • LCD INSTRUMENTS: The CBR1000RR’s full-screen LCD instrumentation includes a lap timer, trip and fuel-consumption computer, five-level customizable shift indicator, gear-position indicator, and peak-rpm memory function.
  • HONDA ELECTRONIC STEERING DAMPER (HESD): Most steering dampers only sense handlebar-deflection speed. The Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) is way more sophisticated. It also detects vehicle speed, and adjusts damping proportionally. That helps maintain low-speed maneuverability while providing excellent, predictable high-speed handling.
  • CENTRALLY LOCATED FUEL TANK: The CBR1000RR’s 4.6-gallon fuel tank is positioned in the center of the chassis and low in the frame. This allows for a more compact design but more importantly, it helps centralize the bike’s mass. Increased mass centralization means the CBR is more responsive to rider input, especially when leaning the bike into a turn or standing it up at the exit.
  • DUAL-STAGE FUEL INJECTION: The CBR1000RR features two sets of injectors per cylinder for both low- and high-rpm performance, instantaneous high-rpm response and great low-rpm metering and clean running. Refined EFI settings make the engine even more manageable, with smoother throttle response specifically at smaller throttle openings.
  • TWIN-SPAR ALUMINUM CHASSIS: A four-piece aluminum frame design balances strength, rigidity and lightness. Wrapped tightly around the engine, the structure helps centralize the CBR1000RR’s mass for more responsive handling—some of the best anywhere on two wheels.
  • LAYERED FAIRING: There’s no mistaking the 2016 CBR1000RR, thanks to its layered fairing bodywork. Lean, mean, and more aggressive from front to back, it’s a real attention getter, even when it’s standing still.
  • ASSISTED SLIPPER CLUTCH: Superbikes can deliver a great deal of back-torque through the driveline, upsetting handling—not the CBR1000RR. Its Honda-designed assisted slipper clutch is the same type used on our MotoGP bikes. The design does away with the need for heavy clutch springs, ensuring full power transmission with smooth shifting and a light clutch pull at the lever.
  • UNIT PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION: The CBR1000RR features front and rear suspension. In the back, the Unit Pro-Link® design uses a balance-free rear shock with a double-tube design for a smoother and more accurate response.
  • GULL-WING SWINGARM: The CBR1000RR’s braced aluminum “gull-wing” swingarm is deliberately long. That helps deliver improved traction and gives the rider excellent chassis feedback.
  • 12-SPOKE WHEELS: With their consistent rigidity and balance, these sharp-looking 12-spoke cast-aluminum wheels work with the fork and enhance suspension feedback to deliver real handling improvements.
  • BIG PISTON FORK (BPF) FRONT SUSPENSION: The CBR1000RR’s front suspension uses a Big Piston Fork (BPF). The 43 mm Showa fork is smoother, more responsive and gives you excellent front-end feedback.
  • EMISSIONS: Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
  • WARRANTY: Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2016
Model CBR1000RR
Model Code CBR1000RR
Color Matte Black Metallic



Front - Dual radial-mounted 4-piston calipers with full-floating 320 mm discs

Rear - Single-caliper 220 mm disc


Front - 120/70ZR-17 radial

Rear - 190/50ZR-17 radial


Weight 440.9 lbs.
Wheelbase 55.5 in.
Seat Height 32.2 in.


Transmission Close-ratio 6-speed
Final Drive #530 O-ring-sealed chain


Engine Inline 4-cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement 999cc
Bore x Stroke 76 x 55.1 mm
Compression Ratio 12.3:1
Fuel System Programmed Dual Stage Fuel Injection (PGM-Dual SportFI), 46 mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectors
Fuel Capacity 4.6 gal.
MPG Rating 41
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping
Cooling Liquid



Front - 43 mm inverted Big Piston fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.3 in. travel

Rear - Unit Pro-Link Balance Free shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.4 in. travel

Rake 23°
Trail 3.7 in. (96 mm)