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2011 Honda CBF1000

Updated on March 20, 2011

A famous television commercial for Red Rose Tea set a catchphrase into the Canadian popular consciousness: "Only in Canada, eh? Pity!" That phrase comes into mind when the 2011 Honda CBF1000 is considered. For some reason unknowable outside the walls of Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki-gaisha, this remarkable and exciting motorcycle is not available in the United States but limited to the frost-bitten dwellers of the Great White North.

The CBF1000 is one of those rare motorcycles that does everything well without verging into excesses and caricaturish self-parody. While the streets are filled with poseur cruisers and wannabe boy racers, the CBF1000 illustrates an insight into the heart of motorcycling: a bike that can adroitly commute, competently tour, and also carve up the canyons on Sunday morning.

Honda has literally thrown in everything but the kitchen sink into the CBF1000. This bike truly has everything that any experienced rider would crave: The 106 horsepower 998 cc fuel-injected sixteen-valve transverse four-cylinder engine takes the Universal Japanese Motorcycle paradigm Honda created with the legendary CB750 Four to its most advanced level yet. Honda's Combined Braking System with ABS is featured on the dual 296 mm discs with triple-piston calipers and rear 240 mm disc with single-piston caliper. Throw in a lightweight aluminum frame; a notchy but solid six speed transmission; and Pro-Link HMAS single shock rear and cartridge type front suspension, and you have the makings for a phenomenal commuter bike that is a sports bike which is a touring bike which is a…

The CBF1000 is one of the most ergonomically adjustable motorcycles ever built, featuring a plethora of variables that can be modified to suit the rider from the four-position windscreen to the three-position variable height saddle. The CBF1000 rider will be able to enjoy the grip and traction from the 120/70ZR-17 front and 160/60ZR-17 rear tires while regaling in some of the best fuel economy of any 2011 one litre bike. The instrument panel features a fuel consumption gauge displaying average and real-time fuel economy so you can actually witness your MPG hitting a remarkable 50 or more.

The styling of the 2011 Honda CBF1000 fits the modern, broad shouldered, winged and overly aggressive design which is not necessarily to the bike's credit. The rear grab bar is outright bizarre and seems like an afterthought, the half matte exhaust looks like a part missed the chroming process, and the four headers have an unfortunate kink near the base of the engine that leads one to wonder if the bike hit a high curb. Were it not for these minor drawbacks and the fact that it is unobtainium in the USA, the CBF1000 could be a contender for best all-round motorcycle of the year.

2011 Honda CBF1000 At A Glance

Base MSRP: $12,999
Engine Displacement: 998 cc
Engine Type: Liquid-cooled inline-four
Bore & Stroke: 75 mm x 56.5 mm
Compression Ratio: 11.2:1
Valve Train Type: Chain-driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Transmission Type: Six-speed
Final Drive Type: O-ring-sealed chain; 16T/43T
Front Tire: 120/70ZR-17
Rear Tire: 160/60ZR-17
Wheelbase: 1,495 mm (58.8 in.)
Saddle Height: 795 mm (31.3 in.) adjustable +/- 15 mm (0.6 in.)
Curb Dry Weight: 245 kg
Fuel Capacity (US): 20 litres
* Specs/pix apply to 2010 model, updates as released


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