Bringing the concept of Neo Sports Café, Honda finally officially released its new street fighter motorcycle, 2018 Honda CB1000R. This naked bike was officially introduced in November 2017 in the EICMA 2017 event in Italy comes with a new design that combines the concept of naked and café racer.
Of course, with the combined design, the 2018 Honda CB1000R also has a very fierce and modern look but looks a little retro classic feel. On the other hand, this Honda’s product is also known as a naked version of the 2017 CBR1000RR Fireblade, the super sports variant from Honda. Thus, it is no wonder if at a glance, the design that carried this Honda CB1000R also has similarities with the Honda Fireblade.
On the other hand, naked this motorcycle will also be carrying the advantages of very qualified specifications and would be priced at a fairly high in its class. Moreover, Honda CB1000R is indeed marketed to consumers in the premium class.
Sophisticated Speedometer with Full Digital Concept
Present as high-tech streetfighter motorcycles, of course, Honda CB1000R specifications will bring a fairly sophisticated speedometer as well. This is not without reason considering if you look at the instrument indicators that brought, this bike is carrying Full Digital panel with LCD screen with a blue background that will show a variety of information about the condition of the motorcycle to the rider.
Well, with regard to information, indicator panel carried this Neo Sports Cafe motorcycle will display some important information, such as speed indicators, odometer, tachometer, temperature, dual trip meter, digital clock, MPG, engine mapping, and fuel consumption indicators.
Not only that, even on the speedometer that carried by 2018 Honda CB1000R is also will be equipped with several indicator lights located under the digital panel such as neutral lights, sign lights indicator, remote lamps, and ABS brake indicators. Of course, with some of the menu displays shown on the instrument panel that carried by this naked bike will make the appearance seem modern and make it easier for motorists in understanding the condition of the motorcycle when riding.
Frame and Size
In addition, one of the things is important enough for us to discuss that in the segment of dimensions and frames carried by this 2018 Honda CB1000R. As we already understand together, this Japan streetfighter motorcycle is indeed having a body shape that is quite minimalist but impressed dashing.
Apparently, the impression shown by the motor named Honda CB1000R is not separated from the frame of Steel Mono Backbone which is very strong but flexible and lightweight with a weight 212 Kg. Where on the framework to form dimensions with a length of 2120 mm, width 789 mm, height 1090 mm and has a wheelbase of 1455 mm.
If we look, the dimensions brought by Honda CB1000R it seems very reasonable if this bike looks so handsome and impressed sturdy. On the other hand, this modern Racer-style motorcycle also has a seat height of 830 mm which is considered ideal for riders. However, for Honda CB1000R customers who have a short body, it seems to be having a little trouble in controlling this bike, especially when stopped at the red light when the motorcycle condition stops.
On the other hand, the 2018 Honda CB1000R is also made with ground clearance measuring 135 mm which I think is high enough and fit for the rider of this modern café racer motorcycle. Thus, it will make riding more comfortable and safe. Of course, with the sturdy frame and precise dimensions of this motorcycle, it will make this motorbike look dashing and sturdy.
Suspension and Lower Sectors
Stepping into the next segment, we will review the lower sectors on this bike. Associated with the bottom, it will not be separated from the suspension mounted on this naked bike. 2018 Honda CB1000R equipped with a Showa SFF-BP USD Fork type suspension mounted on the front. Meanwhile, for the rear sector suspension will rely on Pressurized Separation Type.
Certainly, with the existence of the tough and unique suspension, it will make the balance of this motorcycle better. In fact, when Honda CB1000R is driven on the holed road or bumpy, the riders will feel comfortable considering these two suspensions are able to damp each shock when through the uneven road.
Meanwhile, not to forget also alloy wheels Cast Aluminium with 17-inch size was presented on this Honda CB1000R with a tire size measuring 120/70 ZR17 (front) and 190/55 ZR17 on the back.
Well, not only that, even in the braking sector too, this bike is also equipped with double disc brakes with a diameter of 310 mm for the front and for the rear brake using a single disc brake with a size of 256 mm. Interestingly, the lower sector in this 2018 Honda CB1000R is somewhat very reliable and qualified to sustain the weight of this powerful motorcycle made by Honda
Okay, moving to a segment that is not less interesting to discuss, this time I will review the machinery sector carried by 2018 Honda CB1000R. Apparently, this streetfighter-style Café Racer made by Honda is equipped with a machine that is not much different from the version of 2017 CBR1000RR Fireblade. Where the motorcycle will be armed with DOHC In-line 4-cylinder engine, 16 valves, liquid-cooled and has a capacity up to 998cc.
The engines are carried by the naked bike will also be combined with a 6-speed manual transmission Wet Multiplate Clutch. Thus, this motor is capable of generating maximum power up to 107 kW at 10,500rpm and peak torque up to point 104 Nm per 8,250rpm. A power that I think is very good for a sports class, it’s reasonable considering the capacity of the engine is also very large.
On the other hand, 2018 Honda CB1000R is also known has been used PGM-FI injection technology that could save fuel with compression between 11.6: 1. Of course, this fact makes the engine sector carried by 2018 Honda CB1000R is more powerful, reliable, and responsive. With the fuel consumption average of 17.2km per liters, this big naked bike can be categorized as a quite economical.
Meanwhile, some important things like features on the motorbike are also no less important. This Honda’s naked bike is already equipped with some features that are quite reliable and sophisticated. It certainly cannot be separated from its segmentation as a premium streetfighter motorcycle with advanced technology. Therefore, to reinforce the impression of modern and sophisticated, the 2018 Honda CB1000R is also equipped with various advanced features, such as ABS brakes as safety features that have the ability to prevent tires tucked/locked, thus this feature is able to avoid accidents.
In addition, the features that carried this naked bike also already includes a panel of indicators designed with a full digital theme via a very informative LCD screen. Not only that, PGM-FI technology on the engine was also one of the features supporting fuel consumption to be more effective and efficient.
This motorbike is also equipped with 4 different engine maps, traction controls, adjustable engine brake. There’s a lot adjustment on it, so this bike can suit any kind of riders. So, if you want full traction and low power is easy to manage, that’s all up to users. Those things make this motorcycle is very flexible for anyone.
No less sophisticated, both in headlamp and tail-light this motorbike is already equipped with DRL and LED lights, so, the luxury side of this Honda’s streetfighter is increasingly visible. With the completeness of the features brought by 2018 Honda CB1000R, how much the price is?
The price of this Neo Sports Café Naked Bike is around $16,101 in the United States and £11,250 in the United Kingdom. But apparently, for some other countries, the price will vary, it depends on the shipping costs from the manufacturer place to the country destination. And don’t forget about the tax for import products are applied in some countries.
Liquid-cooled, DOHC In-line 4 cylinder
Valves per cylinder
Engine Displacement (cm³)
Bore and Stroke (mm)
75mm x 56.5mm
Max. Power Output
107kW @ 10,500rpm
104Nm @ 8,250rpm
Fuel Tank Capacity
Wet, multiplate clutch
Steel mono backbone
2120mm x 789mm x 10950mm
212kg. “+’ version: 213kg
Showa SFF-BP USD fork (axle travel 120mm)
Showa monoshock (axle travel 131mm)
Rim Size Front
Rim Size Rear
ABS System Type
310mm double disc
256mm single disc
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
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