Honda CBR1000RR Review from Canada

2008 Honda CBR1000RR

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance4500 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda VFR800FI


A far better bike than most riders will ever need or use


Coolant hose clamp recall.

Clutch recall.

General Comments:

Handles very, very well.

The brakes are quite good, though I did not get the ABS linked brake version (09).

Acceleration is smooth and extremely powerful.

Comfort is not bad, but I'm not tall (at 5'7") and I bought the "E-seat". I like the looks too, except the Klingon Battle Cruiser taillight assembly.

Lots of modification parts available.

Could use a more conventional fuel gauge instead of the digital "amount used" and warning light at reserve.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th July, 2009

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 1 review