The CB1000R is built on a mono-backbone Gravity Die-Cast (GDC) aluminium frame that holds the engine as a stressed member in a rigid diamond configuration. Strong, rigid and lightweight, it adds to the motorcycle's sharp, smooth handling and instant response to changes of direction.
The overall design places a strong emphasis on optimal mass centralisation. Heavier components, notably the engine, main frame sections and exhaust system, are positioned as close as possible to the machine’s rolling centre of mass while those sections located farther away from its centre are designed to be as lightweight as possible.
Like the CBR1000RR Fireblade, the CB1000R features a sturdy and responsive 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge-type front fork that delivers superbly responsive handling through tight corners. Providing 120mm of smoothly damped wheel travel, its fork tubes are also fully adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping, allowing customised control over riding performance