A Trademark Filing Suggests a Honda CBR1000RR-R Could be Coming


Honda CBR1000RR

How Many Rs Can Honda Fit Into This Name

I’m going to pretend the end of the name CBR1000RR-R is supposed to be pronounced like a stuttering pirate. In all seriousness, though, Honda appears to have submitted the name to the European trademark authorities. It’s currently under review. RideApart suggests that this could be what Honda will show off at EICMA.

With the sightings of what appeared to be a CBR1000RR testing recently, there were rumors that Honda would have a new version of the bike in the works. Now it seems the company was simply working on another version, with another R. As RideApart notes, there’s no indication of what the extra R will mean. RR stands for Race Replica. So maybe this one is Race Replica Redux? I don’t know.

Anyway, it’s unclear what the new naming nomenclature will mean. This bike could get more power. It could get updated technology and revised styling. It could get all three. I’m all for it, and I hope that the bike will appear at EICMA. Jim will be there reporting so maybe he’ll be able to figure out what that extra R means.

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