Honda’s litre-class naked motorcycle, the CB1000R, made its global debut in 2007 and hasn’t received any major upgrades since. The long-in-the-tooth motorcycle is set to be updated in the 2017 EICMA which opens 9 November, according to a report in MotorcycleNews.com.
The current generation CB1000R uses a 998cc liquid cooled inline-four engine which is based on the 2007 CBR1000RR Fireblade and outputs 123.3 bhp of power at 10,000 rpm and 99 Nm of torque at 7,750 rpm. This powerplant is mated to a 6-speed transmission actuated by a hydraulic clutch.
The bike features a diamond type aluminium frame with engine as the stressed member, and an aluminium single-sided swingarm. The wheels are held to the frame by 43 mm fully-adjustable Honda Multi Action System (HMAS) cartridge-type forks at the front with 120 mm of travel and an adjustable monoshock at the rear with 128 mm of travel.
The braking duties are taken care by dual 310 mm discs with sintered metal pads at the front and a single 256 mm rear disc, both with combined ABS. Since the bike lacks proper electronics package apart from the ABS, expect Honda to implement the electronics system derived from the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, including riding modes, traction control and wheelie control into this bike.
The engine is also likely to be upgraded, with bumped up power and torque figures to rival modern litre-class naked bikes. The updated CB1000R will compete with the Kawasaki Z1000, Suzuki GSX-S 1000, BMW S 1000 R and the likes.
[Source: Motorcycle News]