Honda has officially revealed the 2018 Honda CB1000R Neo Sports Cafe at the 2017 EICMA show, in Milan, Italy.
The 2018 Honda CB1000R has moved away from the ‘RR’ inspiration, and instead follows the ‘Neo Sports Cafe’ design language. The bike’s proportions are now much more compact, with a trapezoid silhouette. The lighting system is all-LED, and the instrument cluster is a multifunctional digital unit.
The CB1000R has a new a mono-backbone steel frame. It uses split-tightening aluminium pivot plates – which save 2.5 kilograms - to grip the signature single-sided swingarm; which is 14.7mm shorter at 574.2mm. Sitting inside the frame is a 998cc in-line 4-cylinder DOHC engine with liquid cooling. The powerplant pushes out 145.4 PS of power at 10,500 rpm, and 104 Nm of torque at 8,250 rpm. The engine mates with a 6-speed transmission with assist & slipper clutch.
There are three levels of Engine Power (P), Engine Brake (EB) and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) available; HSTC can also be switched off. There are three riding modes: Rain, Standard, Sport, apart from the User mode. The User riding mode allows the rider to choose between the 3 settings for each parameter and save the setting for future use.
Cycle parts include Showa SFF-BP USD front fork, and a Showa BRFC (Balance Free Rear Cushion) rear monoshock. A 120-section front and a 190-section rear rubber wrap the 17-inch alloy wheels. The motorcycle comes to a halt using dual 310 mm discs with radial callipers at the front and a single 256 mm rear disc.
The fuel tank capacity stands at 16.2 litres and the bike’s WMTC claimed efficiency is 17.2 km/l. A ‘CB1000R+’ version will also be available with a wide range of ‘factory-fit’ accessories, highlights of which include heated grips, flyscreen, single seat cowl and quickshifter.