The 2021 Honda CBR1000RR Puts Control First

The 2021 CBR1000RR by Honda Motorcycles is making a debut in the US for 2021 as far as North America is concerned and will not be sold in Canada. The 2021 Honda lineup considers the CBR1000RR as an alternative option for those who can not get their hands on a 2021 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade. It offers to be a cost-effective solution for riders still looking to stay in the 1000cc class of Japanese motorcycles without breaking the bank.

In general, the holy grail for the best sportbike riders has always been a four-cylinder literbike. These have proved to be the most precise and powerful machines that demand respect as they are at the top of the food chain in the supersport world.

Honda has included Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) which measures front and rear wheel speeds along with body roll angle to maximize performance no matter the conditions. Wheelie control is also standard on the CBR1000RR and ABS model, as it sometimes needs to have some self-control.

The 2021 Honda CBR1000RR starts at $16,499 USD (Non-ABS).

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Honda CBR1000RR in one place.

2021 Honda CBR1000RR


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $16,499 USD (Non-ABS)
  • Key Features:
    • Rider-Assist Modes
    • Slipper Clutch
    • Electronic Steering Damper

Main Specs

  • Engine: 998cc Four-cylinder
  • Power: 183 BHP
  • Wet Weight: 428 lbs (194 kg)
  • Seat Height: 820 mm (32.3 in.) at lowest point

2021 Honda CBR1000RR


2021 Honda CBR1000RR Specifications

From Honda

ENGINE

Engine 998cc Four-cylinder
Power 183 BHP
Bore x Stroke 76mm x 55mm
Compression Ratio 13:1
Fuel System Programmed Dual Stage Fuel Injection (PGM-DSFI) with 48mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectors
Starter Electric
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch
Transmission Six-Speed
Final Drive #530 Chain; 16T/43T

CHASSIS

Suspension Front 43mm Big Piston Front Fork with preload, compression and rebound adjustment; 4.3 inches of travel
Suspension Rear Single shock; 5.2 inches of travel
Brakes Front Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full-floating 320mm discs
Brakes Rear Single-caliper 220mm disc
Tires Front 120/70-17
Tires Rear 190/50-17
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.3 gallons
Color Matte Black Metallic,  Grand Prix Red

ELECTRICAL

Ignition Digital transistorized with electronic advance
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length
Overall Width
Trail 3.8 inches
Wheelbase 55.3 inches
Ground Clearance
Seat Height 32.3 inches
Curb Weight 428 pounds

WARRANTY

Warranty Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty
Extension Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®

2021 Honda CBR1000RR


2021 Honda CBR1000RR Features

PERFORMANCE

HI-PERFORMANCE FOUR-CYLINDER ENGINE

Featuring high-compression 13:1 pistons, the CBR1000RR revs like only a flat-plane inline-four can. It also makes ten horsepower more than our previous generation of CBR10000RR.
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.
Honda ELECTRIC 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.
Honda SELECTABLE TORQUE CONTROL (HSTC)

With Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), we’ve got your back, but you’re in control. Here’s how it works: The system automatically adjusts engine power and grip to optimize torque at the rear wheel, reducing rear-wheel slip. You get your choice of five power curves, ten torque-control levels, three engine-braking levels, and now three selectable levels of wheelie control so it’s easier than ever to dial your bike in at the track.
THROTTLE BY WIRE

The CBR1000RR’s throttle-by-wire system works in concert with our Honda Selectable Torque Control. With the two, you get your choice of three engine power-delivery modes, plus two which you can custom program yourself.

HANDLING

LIGHTWEIGHT SUB-FRAME

Almost a full pound lighter than our previous generation, the CBR1000RR sub-frame further refines our mass centralization efforts. Light is always right, and this is the lightest CBR1000RR we’ve ever produced.
SLIMMER ERGONOMICS

The CBR1000RR is much slimmer than previous models in the tank/seat junction area, and also in the upper cowl (more than 24mm trimmer). This improves aerodynamics, and the narrow tank makes it easier to tuck in.
ENGINEERING
THIN FILM TRANSFER DISPLAY

TFT means an instrument display that’s lighter and easier to read than previous LCD designs. It’s a first for Honda, and it’s made its premiere on the CBR1000RR.
ASSISTED SLIPPER CLUTCH

Superbikes can deliver a great deal of back-torque through the driveline, upsetting handling—not the CBR1000RR models. 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.
EFFICIENT RADIATOR DESIGN

Almost an inch narrower than on our previous-generation CBR1000RR, and featuring a high-density core. Plus the radiator tucks in tighter and cools just as efficiently.

DESIGN

FULL LED LIGHTING PACKAGE

Headlights, tail lights, turn signals—with the CBR1000RRs it’s all done with lightweight, efficient, cool LEDs.


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