In 2007, Honda unveiled the CB1000R as an update for the 919 Hornet – but it took them four years to offer it in the United States. Like most naked literbikes, it utilized a detuned version of a superbike (in this case the CB1000RR) and enveloped it in a more comfortable package.
Where was it those first four years? In Europe, which is why much of the styling (such as the combination headlight/seven-bulb LED position light) was drastically different than what we were used to seeing from the Japanese firm.
Another major difference was the chassis, with the single-sided swingarm and model-specific four-spoke wheels.
In a 2011 review, Sport Rider praised the crisp low rpm throttle response, “great midrange power that is easy to manage,” and the nimble handling.
The seller of this example (VIN: ZDCSC6016EF215360) acquired it less than a year ago from the original owner in a private party sale.
He says that he “just completed a 1,150 mile/3 day trip and it performed like a champ.” The odometer currently shows 5,932 miles.
Yoshimura R-77 exhaust.
Aftermarket tail tidy.
During his time with the bike, the seller has changed the oil (Honda HP4S full synthetic), installed new fork seals, and replaced the tires. The sale includes an extra oil filter.
The seller states that there are no mechanical issues and that it’s ready to ride. He notes that the sole cosmetic issue is a small scratch on the tank.
Currently located in Corona, California, this CB-R is offered on a clean California title with current registration through July 2021.
The sale includes the owner’s manual, Honda’s Riding Tips, and two keys. Please note that the Pitbull stand shown in photos is not included.
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