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 motorcycleu2019s sharp, smooth handling and instant response to changes of direction.rnrnThe 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 machineu2019s rolling centre of mass while those sections located farther away from its centre are designed to be as lightweight as possible.rnrnLike 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. At the rear, an adjustable mono-shock damper and single-sided cast aluminium pro-arm swing arm provide 128mm of smoothly damped travel for assured handling balanced with compliant comfort.rnrnSuper Sports-class wheels, tyres and brakes enhance the bikeu2019s agile control and easy handling. The standard version combines a pair of radial-mount four-piston front calipers with a compact dual-piston caliper slowing a 256mm disc at the rear, creating smooth, responsive braking control. The CB1000R has Combined-ABS configuration that couples the balanced braking control of a Combined Brake System with the extra reassurance of an ABS.