2008 Honda CBR1000RR

Summary:

Garbage

Faults:

At 16000 miles four valves got smoked and I lost all compression in the number two cylinder.

General Comments:

At first it felt like I bought the best bike on earth. Now I feel it was the biggest mistake I have made with a large sum of money!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th February, 2014

2010 Honda CBR1000RR

Summary:

The last breath of old school perfection, before rider aids neuters all of our bikes

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong or needed fixing on this bike.

General Comments:

I traded in my 08 CBR1000RR for a 2010 model, due to issues with the 08 that I won't get into here.

Smooth, powerful acceleration at every number on the gauge, in almost any gear. Silky gearbox, excellent switch gear. Fit and finish is excellent. Handling is off the charts; this is the bike that says you don't need traction, wheelie, and launch control. The power and acceleration between 6k and 10k is eye blistering. You literally need to hang on.

At 6'4" and 225lbs, I'm no horse jockey, but it's comfortable enough to run a tank of gas out before I need a stretch. The tank range could be better, I'm averaging about 150 miles, running it till the reserve is almost gone.

I'd buy another one.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd January, 2013

2004 Honda CBR1000RR

Summary:

Probably the most complete sportbike ever

Faults:

Throttle tube cracked underneath grip. Only cost about $20 USD to fix.

General Comments:

I was incredibly surprised at the user-friendliness of this bike. Before my first ride, I was quite nervous simply because of the performance figures I had read about in the magazines. However, the bike is surprisingly easy to ride. The HESD gives you the benefits of light steering at slower city speeds, and great stability in the quicker turns.

The greater torque offered by the 1000cc engine (compared to the 600RR) makes it easier to ride around town, and passing is effortless on the highway. And I'm averaging 45mpg.

I haven't gotten close to the performance potential on this motorcycle yet. Peak power occurs at about 11K rpm, but by 6K rpm it's pulling hard enough to take your arms off. Full throttle in lower gears is like engaging warp drive in the Millenium Falcon.

The handling is exemplary. Rock solid even over small mid-corner bumps, and great drive off corners. Honda hit the mark with this suspension setup. Although wheelspin comes quickly in the wet.

Complaints:

My biggest complaint is with the brakes. I rode my brothers 600RR the other day, and the brakes seemed marginally better. Stopping power and feel is quite good, just not as crisp as I would like on a bike with this much performance.

Ergonomics are actually pretty good, no backache here. However, at highway speeds there is considerable wind buffeting (double bubble is on order). Also, my right hand starts to cramp up after about 30 minutes of riding, as a result of the throttle being quite wide.

I love the looks of the underseat exhaust and wouldn't want a side-mounted exhaust, but on an extended ride, it does tend to cook your rear (maybe some heat wrap would help).

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 2006

7th Jun 2007, 13:11

Could someone tell me how many HP and top RPM the CBR1000RR has?

Thanks.

2005 Honda CBR1000RR

Summary:

Almost too much fun to be legal..

Faults:

Current bike in CBR1000RR, previous bike was a VF500 Interceptor...

Front brake master cylinder not releasing properly. Currently in the shop.

General Comments:

This is one amazing motorcycle. Ever since the CBR900RR was introduced with the weight of a 600 and power of the big bikes, I wanted to play with one...

By the time I finally got one, it had changed over the years to the CBR1000RR. Dry weight is just under 400 lbs. I got lost for several days just reading up on the various engineering that went into this incredible bike.

I expected it to be fast. What I did not expect was for it to stop so fast, smooth, and consistent. Unfortunately this wonderfully linear consistent and smooth as butter braking started to disappear on me around the 1,500 mile mark. It is currently in the shop (2nd time) for (hopefully) a warranty repair of this item... (I miss the braking performance and predictability it had when I first got it.)

The fuel injection system does its job so well that you never even really notice it is there. (The first couple weeks of having the bike I kept looking for the "choke lever" - Duh - Fuel injection)

I have not taken this bike anywhere near its limits yet. (Still have not had it over 115 indicated mph either. It was still pulling cleanly and handling beautifully, but I want to upgrade my riding gear more before getting too spirited in my riding) The secondary injectors do not even begin to fire until 5500 rpm. Most of the time on 2 lane desert roads I effortlessly pass cars, trucks, etc with just a simple twist of the throttle. If I really want to get past someone quickly I drop down into 5th gear from 6th before passing and almost instantaneously add 20 to 30 mph to my speed and complete simple passing manuevers in short order.

The seat starts to feel like a wooden chair after about 1 1/2 hr of riding. (My daily commute is usually 1 3/4 to 2 hours) depending on how much I break the speed limit and my mood... Shifting around does not help much. For some reason the ride home seems longer and more uncomfortable than the ride in to work. (More traffic before hitting open road maybe...)

The road to work is very straight. Look forward to playing around with it in the twisties once I get it back from the shop... (I miss it already...)

Instruments are very well laid out and easy to read. Bike looks beautiful. (Titanium color choice)

Get about 40mpg as long as I stay below triple digits in the speed department)

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2006

24th May 2006, 21:52

I purchased a Cobin seat for my 2003 Honda CBR 954, and it seemed to make a world of difference, as I too experienced the stock seat to be stiff as a board.