The Neo Sports Café concept has turned into a CB1000R that looks very much like it’s concept. Which is a relief.
Phew! We were really worried that the beautiful Neo Sports Café concept was going to be like a butterfly that was going to turn back into a caterpillar, but the CB1000R released by Honda tonight has managed to keep pretty much all of its prototype’s looks. In fact, the only real discernible difference visually is the addition of wing mirrors and license plate hugger. Oh and a little bit extra frame.
Making 143hp with 77 lbs ft of torque, the Euro4 compliant CBR1000R is powered by the CB1000RR engine, but with a little bit of de-tuning.
In fact, the full stats look really solid all around with great performance and a host of additional features such as throttle-by-wire, 3 rider modes and an assist/slipper clutch fitted as standard.
Is a new naked like this enough to set your pulse racing?
It’s certainly a good-looking bike, but is it distinctive enough within the current swathe of naked 1000s? The MF office is divided, but there’s no doubting that there has been a desire for an update to the CBR1000R for years now. It may not be a revolution, but it’s a welcome evolution of a much loved machine.
- Neo Sport Café minimalist design shows off the metal
- Ultra-compact, trapezoid silhouette
- Brand new lightweight mono-backbone steel frame
- Adjustable Showa front and rear suspension
- Dual front radial-mount four-piston calipers
- A ‘CB1000R+’ will version also be available with pre-fit premium accessories and quickshifter.
|Type||Liquid-cooled DOHC In-line 4 cylinder|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Engine Displacement (cm³)||998cc|
|Bore and Stroke (mm)||75mm x 56.5mm|
|Max. Power Output||143.5 bhp @ 10,500rpm|
|Max. Torque||104Nm @ 8,250rpm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||16.2 litres|
|Fuel Consumption||48.6 mpg|
|Clutch Type||Wet, multiplate clutch|
|Type||Steel mono backbone|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||2120mm x 789mm x 1095mm|
|Caster Angle||25 degrees|
|Type Front||Showa SFF-BP USD fork|
|Type Rear||Showa BRFC (Balance Free Rear Cushion)|
|Rim Size Front||Cast aluminium|
|Rim Size Rear||Cast aluminium|
|Tyres Front||120/70 ZR17|
|Tyres Rear||190/55 ZR17|
|ABS System Type||2 channel|
|Front||310mm double disc|
|Rear||256mm single disc|
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