2018 Honda CB1000R Makes Jaws Drop comes with more than adequate low and mid-range power over the Fireblade. BUT! Just look at it!!
Honda has gone far and beyond this time. CBR1000R was supposed to be something from the dark streets of Japan. However, it has gone to the simple old age retro-chic styling with the CBR1000R. The naked version could be passed of as the Cafe Racer at first glance. However, this is it, this is the naked version of the Fireblade. Handlebar replacing the clip-ons is what sets it apart. Honda’s popular, at one time, in India, was the CBR1000R and it will surely come back and grab even more market share. Let’s look at the numbers that we have on offer right now.
2018 Honda CB1000R Design and Dimensions
WOW! Honda is starting a whole new way. Who knew we would see the Neo sports concept into real life within just one month after the Tokyo Motor Show. The retro styling package includes boxy tank, large tail-piece, huge headlamp cluster with brushed steel used for it. Large exhaust which also a boxy shape makes it stand out even more. The motorcycle does look gorgeous in every way.
2018 Honda CB1000R Chassis, suspension and brakes
Continues with the same steel perimeter frame and Showa suspension on offer. They will be adjustable for sure. Motorcycle loses 12 kgs of weight over its predecessor, but still not enough as its rivals, at least on paper. 830 mm is the seat height. Kerb weight stands at 212 kgs.
2018 Honda CB1000R Price and Launch
Expect a price tag oF Rs. 14 lakhs in India. Launch should happen in exactly one year from today in India.
2018 Honda CBR 1000R Engine And Specification
The engine is the same as the Fireblade. However, shorter gearing and more focus on low and mid-range power, it does outrun the Fireblade till 130 km/hr. Engine makes 143 BHp of power. More numbers will come shortly.
2018 Honda CB1000R Safety and Features
ABS will be standard along with Quick shifter and traction control in the package.
2018 Honda CB1000R Competition
Kawasaki Z1000, Suzuki GSX-S1000, Yamaha FZ-10