Madrid, Spain: Honda officially introduced Honda CB1000 in Madrid, Spain. The latest generation of CB1000R uses engine with capacity 998cc, liquid cooled four-cylinder, the same as used by the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade 2017.
Launched from Visor-down, this engine has a power capability of 123.3 bhp at 10,000 rpm and peak torque of 99 nm at 7,750 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission driven by a hydraulic clutch.
This Neo Sports Café motorcycle has a framework of aluminum and one-sided swing-arm made from aluminum. The front wheels are flanked by a 120-millimeter travel cartridge fork, complete with a Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS). While the rear wheels use a mono-shock with travel 128 mm.
The braking system uses 310 millimeters in diameter discs on the front wheels and single discs on the rear wheel measuring 256 mm. Both have been combined with ABS.
Because this bike does not have a lot of electrical devices other than ABS, it is expected that the newest model applies the same electrical system as used by Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade 2017 model, including riding modes, traction control, and wheelie control.
The engine is also expected to be more powerful than current models in order to compete with motorcycles from other brands that are in one segment. The updated Honda CB1000R will compete with the Kawasaki Z1000, the Suzuki GSX-S 1000, the BMW S 1000 R and many more.
Until now, the motorcycle manufacturers based in Japan are not willing to talk related to these rumors.