Honda New CBR1000RR (EBL-SC59) 2008 Standard & Tricolor

Fully Remodeled and Released Super Sports Model "New Honda CBR1000RR EBL-SC59" Non-ABS 2008-2009-2010 Specs, Price and Review

A full model change of the large super sports motorcycle "Honda CBR1000RR" equipped with a high-performance water-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder 1000cc engine that achieves both high environmental performance and kinetic performance, the standard color is Friday, July 11 In addition, Tricolor will be released in Japan on September 5th (Friday) 2008. This all-new 9th-generation RR (SC59), the CBR1000RR was already introduced at the Paris International Motorcycle Show on September 28, 2007 for the 2008 model year.

2008 Honda CBR1000RR EBL-SC59 Tricolor White Red Blue
Photo of 2008 Honda CBR1000RR EBL-SC59 Tricolor.
Release date: 2008-09-05.

Honda CBR1000RR (EBL-SC59) Non-ABS Review

This CBR1000RR has "all the best in super sports" as the development keyword, and adopts the advanced technology cultivated in the world's highest peak motorcycle road race "MotoGP", and it is easy to handle and powerful. At the same time, it has a novel and stylish design. The weight of the vehicle has been reduced by 5kg compared to the conventional model by thoroughly reducing the weight of the engine and body.

The styling has realized a unique design with a compact form that aims to improve aerodynamic performance and centralize mass in order to further improve exercise performance, and also enhances the joy of owning. Also, by unifying the main frame and swing arm with black, it has a more fearless image.

The Honda CBR1000RR's engine has achieved a weight reduction of approximately 2.5 kg and a compact size by reducing the size of the cylinder head and thoroughly reducing the weight of each part. In addition to the electronically controlled fuel injection system programmed dual sequential fuel injection system (PGM-DSFI) adopted from the conventional model, a catalyst device (catalyzer) is installed in the exhaust pipe and muffler. It complies with the 2007 domestic motorcycle emission regulations.

The body uses a newly developed compact frame with excellent rigidity. From urban areas to sports driving, it is easy to handle and achieves excellent steering stability.

The coloring is set to 3 standard colors, and there are a total of 4 variations including tricolor, which is the image of the coloring of the "HRC" works team participating in the JSB1000 class of the All Japan Road Race Championship.

2008 Honda CBR1000RR EBL-SC59 Red
Image of 2008 Honda CBR1000RR EBL-SC59.
Colour: Red.
Release date: 2008-07-11

Main features of the new CBR1000RR 2008-2009-2010

  • Compact form that expresses high performance.
    The styling is a condensed form that pursues the ultimate athletic performance and centralizes the mass. We have thoroughly pursued aerodynamic performance and realized the aerodynamic design cultivated with the MotoGP machine "RC212V" such as short nose cowling and light rear rotation. By arranging the muffler below, it contributes to the centralization of mass and realizes a slim seat rail. For the headlights, we have newly adopted a line beam variant 2 light type with a unique design. The turn signal with LED position lamp is integrated with the rear-view mirror to add an accent to the design and improve visibility, and also contributes to the improvement of aerodynamic characteristics.
  • Newly developed engine that achieves both environmental performance and powerful output characteristics.
    The engine is thoroughly pursued to be lighter and more compact. In addition to downsizing the cylinder head, the crankcase, radiator, and other parts have been thoroughly reduced in weight, resulting in a weight reduction and compactness of approximately 2.5 kg for the engine alone. In addition, the cylinder sleeve is treated with Ni-SiC (nickel-silicon carbide) surface treatment, which has excellent durability and low friction in response to high rotation speed. The clutch mechanism is newly equipped with an assist slipper clutch that suppresses the lock of the rear wheels even when downshifting from high revs. This system was used in the MotoGP machine "RC211V" that won the championship in the road racing world championship in 2006, and it also reduces the clutch lever load and realizes ease of handling. Regarding the cleanliness of exhaust gas, in addition to the electronically controlled fuel injection device (PGM-DSFI) adopted from the conventional model, by installing a catalyst device (catalyzer) in the exhaust pipe and muffler, 2007 domestic motorcycles It complies with exhaust gas regulations.
  • Body configuration that realizes agile and nimble handling.
    Uses a newly developed compact 4-split type aluminum die-cast frame that achieves both high rigidity and slimness. It is agile, has excellent responsiveness, and realizes light handling. In addition, the newly developed rear swing arm is designed to be 12mm longer than the conventional model, and combined with the adoption of the unit Prolink suspension, it has excellent traction performance. The inverted type front suspension is designed so that the distance between the fork on the right side and the fork on the left side is shortened by 10 mm compared to the conventional model, and the handling is more responsive. The car body configuration with centralized mass realizes easy-to-use and excellent maneuvering stability from urban areas to sports driving, and also improves foot comfort.
  • Color variations.
    Adopted a dynamic design and a fearless coloring suitable for high performance. Three standard colors are available: Pearl Sunbeam White, Candy Glory Red, and Graphite Black. In addition, a tricolor is set in the image of the coloring of the "HRC" works team participating in the JSB1000 class of the All Japan Road Race Championship, and all four colors are available. For the tricolor, the front and rear wheels and the outer tube of the front fork are made of high-quality gold color, giving it a dynamic coloring.
2010 Honda CBR1000RR EBL-SC59 Black
Photo of 2010 Honda CBR1000RR (EBL-SC59).
Color: Graphite Black.
Release date: 2010-12-10.

2008 Honda CBR1000RR (EBL-SC59) Main Specifications

Common nameCBR1000RR
Vehicle name/modelHonda EBL-SC59
PredessorHonda CBR1000RR BC-SC57
Overall length x Width x Height (m)2.080 x 0.680 x 1.130
Wheelbase (m)1.415
Minimum ground clearance (m)0.130
Seat height (m)0.820
Vehicle weight (kg)201
Riding capacity (person)2
Fuel consumption rate (km/L)24.5 (60km/h constant-land driving test value)
Minimum radius of gyration (m)3.3
Engine model/typeSC59E/Water-cooled 4-stroke DOHC in-line 4-cylinder
Total displacement (cm3)999
Inner diameter x stroke (mm)76.0 x 55.1
compression ratio12.3
Maximum output (kW [PS]/rpm)87 [118]/9,500
Maximum torque (N ・ m [kg ・ m]/rpm)95 [9.7]/8,250
Fuel supply device typeElectronic type / Electronic control fuel injection device (PGM-DSFI)
Starting methodSelf-type
Ignition system typeFull transistor battery ignition
Lubrication methodPressure-fed splash combination type
Fuel tank capacity (L)17
Clutch typeWet multi-plate diaphragm spring type
Transmission typeAlways meshing 6-speed return
Gear ratio1 Speed ​​2.285
2 Speed ​​1.631
3 Speed ​​1.333
4 speed1.137
5 speed1.033
6 speed0.967
Reduction ratio (1st/2nd)1.717/2.562
Caster (degree)/Trail (mm)23 ° 30´/96
Tire sizeFront120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)
Rear190/50ZR17 M/C (73W)
Brake typeFrontHydraulic double disc
RearHydraulic disc
Suspended methodFrontTelescopic type (inverted type)
Swing arm type (Unit Prolink)
frame formatdiamond

Picture of Honda CBR1000RR EBL-SC59 Special Edition.
Color: MotoGP Repsol Livery (Black-Orange-Red).
Release date: 2008-12-18

New Honda CBR1000RR (EBL-SC59) Non-ABS Price

Planned sales volume (domestic/annual) : 2,500 units.
Manufacturer's suggested retail price :
  • Honda CBR1000RR (EBL-SC59) Standard color : 1,390,000 yen (main unit price excluding consumption tax 1,323,810 yen).
  • Honda CBR1000RR (EBL-SC59) Tricolor : 1,420,000 yen (main unit price excluding consumption tax 1,352,381 yen).
  • 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Special Edition Repsol MotoGP Livery : 1,480,500 yen (main unit price excluding consumption tax 1,410,000 yen).


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