Honda motorcycles launched their latest streetfighter yet in the form of the new 2018 Honda CB1000R during the recent EICMA 2017 show in Milan.
The new CB1000R comes with the same 1,000cc, Euro4-compliant, inline-four engine found in the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade.
Other features include slipper-and-assist clutch, Ride-by-Wire, traction control, selectable power maps, engine braking controls, fully-adjustable Showa suspensions and many more.
What happens when Honda takes a beautiful concept and turn it into a full production bike? We were able to witness that firsthand when they introduced the new 2018 Honda CB1000R streetfighter which is heavily based on the Honda Neo Sports Cafe concept.
While other manufacturers went with intense performance with modern yet edgy exteriors on their recently released motorcycles, Honda on the other hand went with the classic yet stylish look. The result? The new 2018 Honda CB1000R is one hell of a looker.
Sporting the sleek and timeless appeal, the 2018 CB1000R is as good as it is powerful. Hiding beneath all that smoothness is the same 1,000cc, Euro4-compliant, inline-four engine that’s found powering the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade but has been retuned to be more street friendly. Need we say more? Okay, continue reading.
Compared to the previous generation, the 2018 model produces a whopping 143hp and 104Nm of maximum torque. That’s a 20hp increase which is more than enough to send chills down anyone’s spine upon opening the throttle wide.
To make sure all that power won’t go to waste, the 2018 CB1000R comes with a slipper-and-assist clutch for optimum drive down to the rear wheel. There’s also the Ride-by-Wire throttle system where you can select between three distinctively different throttle maps.
Other premium specs include traction control, selectable power maps, engine braking controls and many more which are the same ones found on the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade aka “Honda’s crotch rocket”.
All these power, torque and electronics would just go to waste without a proper chassis setup. A brand new steel frame fitted with a set Showa Separate Function Big Piston forks handling all the stress up front while another Showa shock absorber handles the rear. Also like the Fireblade, both ends are fully adjustable.
No news on when it’ll be available or how the pricing will be like but one thing is certain; it’s one hell of a streetfighter.