2022 Honda CBR1000RR: The Gold Standard of Literbikes
The CBR1000RR has always been the gold standard when it comes to 1000cc sportbikes. It delivers the perfect sport-centric riding experience without going too far off into “my motorcycle is supercharged and produces 217 horsepower from the factory” territory. As a result, this model is very popular and cements its place in Honda’s 2022 lineup as a very accessible model for intermediate to experienced riders.
The four-cylinder literbike market is full of OEM titans, constantly outdoing each other every year. However, Honda has always been comfortable in its position of delivering a reliable and handsome Japanese literbike that always manages to get the job done.
Last year saw the introduction of Honda’s new Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system that allows for the motorcycle to review and adjust itself according to various telemetry data sets. All of this data is fed to the computer that is powering the 998cc inline-four engine to harness that 183 horsepower and 84 lb-ft of torque.
For riders looking for an added layer of performance, Honda has a CBR1000RR-R model for some extra coin.
The 2022 Honda CBR1000RR starts at $16,499 USD / NA CAD
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Honda CBR1000RR in one place.
- Price: $16,499 USD / NA CAD
- Key Features:
- Rider-Assist Modes
- Slipper Clutch
- Electronic Steering Damper
- Honda’s new Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system
- Engine: 998cc Four-cylinder
- Power: 183 HP
- Torque: 84 lb-ft
- Wet Weight: 428 lbs (194 kg)
- Seat Height: 820 mm (32.3 in.) at lowest point
2022 Honda CBR1000RR Specifications
|Engine||998cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke||76mm x 55mm|
|Induction||Programmed Dual Stage Fuel Injection (PGM-DSFI) with 48mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectors|
|Valve Train||DOHC; four valves per cylinder|
|Final Drive||#530 Chain; 16T/43T|
|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|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||4.3 gallons|
|Color||Grand Prix Red|
|Ignition||Digital transistorized with electronic advance|
|Rake (Caster Angle)||23.3°|
|Seat Height||32.3 inches|
|Curb Weight||432 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride)|
|Warranty||Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty|
|Extension||Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®|
2022 Honda CBR1000RR Features
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 CBR1000RR.
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.
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.
GYRO ASSISTED ABS
The CBR1000RR ABS comes with anti-lock brakes. But these brakes go one better, including rear-wheel lift analysis (think hard stopping here), along with a program that takes lean angle into account.
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.
THIN FILM TRANSFER DISPLAY
TFT means an instrument display that’s lighter and easier to read than previous LCD designs.
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.
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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