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Nothing escaped Honda's weight-saving crusade on the 1000's front end: The wheel is a half-pound lighter, the rotors have fewer buttons (six compared with 10 each) and are drilled with four different sizes of holes, and the monobloc calipers have aluminum pistons instead of steel. The calipers (inset) are machined from the rear, plugged and welded, and their smaller size compared with conventional two-piece units allows the fork stance to be narrowed by 10mm, reducing aerodynamic drag and improving airflow to the radiator. Triple-clamp offset has been increased slightly to decrease trail by 4mm to 96mm.
2008 Honda CBR1000RR Front End Wheel