In the last two or three years, the high-performance super naked bike market has moved towards versions without fairing of the current sports. Honda does not want to follow that trend with the renewed Honda CB1000R 2018. A new generation that without sacrificing sidereal benefits offers a simple naked motorcycle. A certain touch of coffee racer to base ambitious preparations.
Super naked bike Honda CB1000R 2018
The new Honda CB1000R is one of the most important novelties in the segment of the super naked bike. With a retro style and a lot of technology surrounded by minimalism.
The versatility of the bike is also superior to the Throttle by Wire electronic throttle that allows three driving modes: ‘Standard’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Rain’. In addition to the power level, they alter the torque control, the engine brake and the ratio of the change to suit each circumstance.
|No. of Cylinders||4|
|No. of Gears||6|
|Highest Power||143 HP @ 10,500 rpm|
|Highest Torque||104 Nm @ 8,250 rpm|
|Seat Length||830 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||213 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capability||16 liters|
The Honda CB1000R 2018 has also benefited from its sought-after minimalism. It can be seen for example in the new 4-2-1 exhaust specially designed to comply with the Euro 4 emission regulations. Also highlights the round LED headlight that gives this futuristic retro touch.
This and other elements contribute to a loss of 12 kilos with respect to the previous CB1000R that leaves the weight on the scale in 212 kilos in running order. The new power and the lower weight means a 20% better power/weight ratio.
The cycle part has also been suitably revised
With an anti-rebound assisted clutch as standard, Showa suspensions, 310 mm double front disc brake with two-channel ABS. Wide rear tire size is190m. Honda has also announced a higher-end version of the super naked bike. It will feature premium equipment such as quick change, heated grips or seat upholstered in Alcantara.
No doubt Honda has put the batteries at the time of offering a naked bike high turn now with an attractive design that can please almost all.
Honda Motos has recovered within its catalog for 2018 a model with a lot of history behind, the CB1000R. But with a new vision and a design that will not leave anyone indifferent, as is usual in the brand of “Golden Wing”.
The new CB1000R 2018 needs few presentations, at first sight, thanks to its new design. A retro touch, minimalist, but that embodies the essence of the brand.
At Honda, engine level has equipped the CB 1000 R four-cylinder DOHC 998 cc. It derived from the CBR1000RR Fireblade. It delivers a maximum power of 143 hp at 10,500rpm and a torque of 104Nm at 8,250rpm. This model is going to position itself as one of the most powerful naked bikes in the segment.
To manage all this power
Honda has equipped the new CB1000R 2018 with a complete set of electronics and starts with the electronic accelerator. It has 3 pre-programmed driving modes plus 1 configurable USER mode.
It also comes equipped with power levels (P), engine brake (EB) and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC); the HSTC can also in switched off position.
At the part cycle level, this super naked bike model mounts a new mono-column steel frame, lighter and shorter than in the previous version. Despite this, the wheelbase is 10 mm higher to support the new single-arm swing arm.
With regard to the suspension equipment. The new Honda CB1000 R 2018 comes equipped with Showa front fork with separate function and large piston, fully adjustable. The rear suspension is occupied by a Showa damper adjustable in preload, compression, and extension.
In the Honda motorcycle catalog
The Japanese brand has equipped it with two 310 mm floating discs bitten by two four-piston calipers and radial anchor. On the rear wheel mounted a 256 mm disc with 2 piston caliper. All brake equipment works in conjunction with a 2-channel ABS.
At the design level, the new Honda CB1000 R 2018 stands out for the absence of the use of plastic. Most of its components are made of quality metal and inspired by the cafe racer motorcycles.
With a neo-retro style, comes equipped with a set of the lighting system that uses LED technology in both the front and rear headlights. The instrumentation panel is by LCD screen, where all the usual information is displayed.
The new Honda CB 1000 R 2018 has a weight in the running order of 212 kg. The seat height located at 830 mm and mounts 17-inch wheels driven by tires of 120/70 ZR17 front and 190/55 ZR17. With a capacity in the fuel tank for 16.2 liters and an estimated fuel consumption of 17.2 km / l, it will offer a wide autonomy.
This Honda model will be available in a version called ‘name TBC’ and CB1000R + with higher quality accessories. For those users looking for a more exclusive model.
Honda has also developed a complete accessory kit for the CBR100R 2018 to customize including:
- Quick Shifter,
- Heated grips,
- ACC socket,
- Instrument visor,
- Seat cover,
- Aluminum panel for the front mudguard,
- Step aluminum rear wheel,
- Driver and passenger seats,
- Tire adhesive,
- Engine cover protector,
- Tank protector patch,
- Tank and seat bag and ATT.
Price of Honda CB1000R 2018
The price of the super naked bike Honda CB100RR 2018 has not been provided by the brand at the moment. Price range may be $24000-$24500. It will launch at mid of 2018.
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