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Honda CBR1000RR and CB1000R launched in India

Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India (HMSI) today launched its superbikes, Honda CBR 1000RR and CB 1000R in India. Priced at Rs. 12.5 lakh and 9.5 lakh (ex. showroom Delhi) respectively, Honda CBR 1000RR and CB1000R are set to charm the motorcycle enthusiasts in India.

Honda CBR1000RR Specifications


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 3D 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
Tires Front: 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear: 190/50ZR-17 radial
Wheelbase: 55.4 inches
Rake (Caster Angle): 23.3o
Trail: 96.2mm (3.8 inches)
Seat Height: 32.3 inches
Fuel Capacity: 4.7 gallons, including 1.06-gallon reserve
Price (Exshowroom Delhi): Rs. 12,50,000

Honda CB1000R Specifications


Engine Type: Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline 4
Engine Displacement: 998cc
Bore & Stroke: 75 x 56.5mm
Compression Ratio: 11.2 : 1
Max. Power Output: 92kW @ 10,000rpm
Max. Torque: 100Nm @ 8,000rpm
Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
Starter: Electric

Gearbox: 6-speed
Final Drive: #530 O-ring sealed chain

Dimensions and Weight
Length x Width x Height: 2,105 x 785 x 1,095mm
Wheelbase: 1,445mm
Seat Height: 825mm
Ground Clearance: 130mm
Fuel Capacity: 17 litres (including 4-litre LCD-indicated reserve)
Dry Weight: 217kg (F: 106kg; R: 111kg) Kerb Weight

Wheels, Suspension and Brakes
Wheels Front: Closed-section 4-spoke cast aluminium
Wheels Rear: Closed-section 4-spoke cast aluminium
Tyres Front: 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyres Rear: 180/55 ZR17M/C (73W)
Suspension Front: 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge-type telescopic fork with stepless preload, compression and rebound adjustment, 120mm cushion stroke
Suspension Rear: Monoshock with gas-charged HMAS damper featuring 10-step preload and stepless rebound damping adjustment, 128mm axle travel
Brakes Front: 310 x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with 4-piston calipers, floating rotors and sintered metal pads
Brakes Rear: 256 x 5mm hydraulic disc with dual-piston caliper and sintered metal pads


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  2. Know this what I am talking about what a bike from them lets hope they bring something like this for us in a smaller cc. so that it is affordable to buy..

    Well 12.5 lakh and 9.5 l.. wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww its too much……. Well superbikes are priced in such a way. Well it is far away from my lead….
    Well hmsi if u r reading this expecting something better for the next model bike from your end something better than yamaha r15 and fz1.6 all the best.

  3. the day they will start maufacturing here it will priced around6lakhs i guess.
    i think price includes customs n other duties too

  4. Vishal you are absolutely correct in both the areas, since these motorcycles are being imported as completely built units, companies have to shell out high custom duties for them, which in turn almost doubles the cost of the motorcycle.

    Until companies start manufacturing superbikes in India or at least start assembling them here, prices won’t come down.

  5. well well….seems like the 1000rr is positioned against the hayabusa in pricing. the yamaha R1 & MT01 are “cheaper” at 10.5 big ones. Honda has once again proved that they charge a premium for their brand name, just like the honda city that is about a lac more that its peers………….

  6. Heyy yogesh thanx for dis !
    so finally honda super sports r here!
    i m planin fo` CBR 600RR C-ABS..
    well long time to go fo` dat! may be in may after ma iit results!
    so hope so i wont ve to import it right?..or may b not for longer period.
    neways if u’ve got more details den plz let me know!
    Thanx again!


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  7. Hey naveen i dont think honda charges for its brand name..
    u get 150cc at about 1L n a 600cc at about 5L..n a 1000 @ 12L..
    Yeah! Those price r high !!
    but considring the bike’s specs..they r f9!
    riders ride!
    moreover its a supersport bike..! aftrall its CBR…not CBZ!!

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  8. Rohan, no company as of yet has brought 600cc motorcycles to India and all of them at this moment are concentrating on 1000cc motorcycles. For the simple reason that there won’t be a substantial difference in pricing, especially for Indian buyers. CBR600RR starts at US$9,799 in US while CBR1000RR starts at US$ 11,999. Even if one considers 110% import duty, the price difference comes out to be around Rs.2 lakhs.

    Now most Indian buyers (me including) get ready to shell out 9.5L for a 600cc, then we will obviously think of going in for the liter class even if the difference is of Rs.2 lakh!

  9. Yeah ur right!
    does shipping really makes a diff. of 2L !!
    i wish dey launch here till may-june! god oh god..plz!

  10. ARJUN BAGGA says:

    Well I guess one time we feel that we wish we could have the same fun time on anything like abroad. Why India is so down to the market is concerned.

    Thats too bad.

  11. I currently live in the U.S. but lived in Mysore for a year and had a 150cc Unicorn as that was the biggest available at the time. I love Suprerbikes as much as the next person, but where in India would one get the opportunity to really exercise a beast like this? My experience was that Indian roads are obstacle courses at best with potholes, speedhumps, and drivers going every which way but the right way.

  12. i am from a small town called mysore.some know it all told me that these superbikes are meant to be driven only in metros and not in small towns like mysore.will somebody please clarify?

  13. sandeep purohit says:

    the price of cbr is too much. I already have r15 that is perfect according to price

  14. sandeep purohit says:

    i think bajaj upcoming model ninja 250r will be rocking indian market

  15. vinod tandon says:

    i hope honda comes ot with a CBR 400/600 cc. ofcourse the main thing is the budget. pricing between 2 to 4 lakhs shall be comfortable for quite a few byke lovers. actually getting knocked down parts and assembling them here shall bring the cost down quiet a bit. but when is this going to happens

  16. vinod tandon says:

    kawasaki is coming out with the ninja 250cc. but when god knows. an been waiting fo almost a year now. it was suppose to be launched in second half of 2008

  17. Rohit Sane says:

    If only Honda manages to assemble the bike in INDIA then they could sell the same bike for at least 3lakhs less means bike prised at 9.5lakhs will cost 6.5lakhs so it will come in rach of many. and sell will increase. Honda please do conside that option.

    I know Honda might have considered that option as they have more experts than us for the job.there might be some legal constrain i suppose.

    and 600 cc motorcycle are not allowed to be imported in India so these all companies are bringing 1000cc bikes. ITS a rule that u have to import 800cc above bike You cannot import 800cc below bike.

  18. We see launch of Superbikes (legally) from all majors, Yamaha, Ducati, Suzuki and now Honda… but pricing!!!! Pricing subsumes the long set EXIM policies and thereby results in a heavy quote of INR. It is so unjustified that we Indians must pay almost more then double the price of such SBK’s then others in the world.. then there are people who may argue by sayin’ the per capita Income of Indians, if really so!!! then why bringing in such babies cause truly it nullifies the righteousness of riddin’ off the pockets with such a heavy amount.

    If u want to target a niche segment then how can u de-throne ‘Price’ as an essential of marketing mix. If bound then cease the legal CBU import launches if cant take pain to bring in via CKU or manufacturing in your own plants.(Aahhh… u might have your own reasons(technical,philosophical,(im)practical…blah,blah!!)!)

    Such launches thereby doesn’t truly respect the Indian market. If 40 yrs old custom laws are stable like a mountain then the bike manufacturers must dig way to reach potential buyers (of superbikes indeed and not 100,106,110,115,118,125,135cc(the list will not end!) by delivering value (Instead of self-reviews(Indian roads,bad roads… better to go on a Market research and surely will be awe-struck with the findings).

    The official statement given during Bajaj 135 dts-si launch on Bajaj Kawsaki Ninja 250R as a CBU… we are talking about legal launch of high end bikes!!! so, legal as a CBU, the Ninja 250R price cannot drop below Rs 3.2 Lakhs… if does then the bike would certainly be de-tuned, thereby making it truly a Bajaj bike. Be Indian, ride Indian… hamara Bajaj!!! And let us uphold the credence for life and dissolve in the bitchery of confined laws forever.

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  20. I am happy that the blade is available in India now.I ride a Fireblade myself and needless to say its brutal.
    But before you buy this serious piece of machinery MAKE SURE you test ride before purchase.
    The bike STARTS breathing comfortably at around 5000 rpms in 6th gear meaning you are at 90 miles/hr or about 120-140 km/hr by then.The faster you go the more comfortable the bike gets…..
    In lower gears the bike is very aggressive and clutch control is very imperative.In Indian road conditions it can be a challenge and not a pleasant experience.

    Hope this helps….
    Ohh i ride my blade in Alabama and Georgia.

  21. i have purchase honda cbr 1000 rr fireblade in just 4lakhs and it was imported

  22. wow…………wat a bike CBR1OOORR amazing………..but the price 12.5lacks my god……….but ill try 2 purchase it……….my superbike………… it……….

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