CB1000R

£9,990

Ballistic Black

  • Ballistic Black

MAXIMUM ATTITUDE

Now even more stylish and aggressively muscular, just a quick glance and you catch the burnished metal finishes that reflect the tradition of a hard-charging Café Racer.

Stripped back to bare essentials, this roadster is built for the pure pleasure of riding. The feeling, sensation and sound draw you in to a world of exhilarating, dynamic forward motion. And, after a ride, endless engineering details surrounding that four-cylinder engine build into a unique motorcycle form, holding your attention for hours.

CB1000R

Motorcycling has seen many shifts in riders’ expectations of their bikes – what they do, how they look and how they make them feel – over the last decade. And Honda has never been afraid to apply its technology, engineering and ‘what if…?’ imagination to create motorcycles that inhabit new spaces in the marketplace.

The CB1000R is one such bike. Introduced through a major model change in 2018, Honda’s development engineers re-assessed the hard-core streetfighter underpinnings of the previous model and, steered by retro-industrial minimalism, stripped everything back. The resulting machine, born under the banner of ‘Neo Sports Café’, was a new fusion of sport naked and bare-boned Café Racer inspirations.

It stood out from the crowd by moving away from the standard super sports-derived big naked formula, melding exhilarating function to a form that offered a radically fresh, visually stunning two-wheeled aesthetic. Combining more with less, the reborn CB1000R gave its rider a huge amount of usable engine performance, with the control of a super sports machine.

Exciting to ride, and fully capable of chasing much more focused machinery down on a twisting back road, from whichever way it’s approached – aesthetics, emotions, performance or technology – the CB1000R has proved itself a hard motorcycle to ignore.

Minor cosmetic updates for 2020 further enhanced its premium status. Now, for 2021, the CB1000R moves forward significantly, both in terms of style and rider engagement.

 

Engine electronics

Throttle By Wire (TBW) allows the rider maximum control over the CB1000R’s powerful engine via 3 default riding modes plus 1 USER mode, managed between the left handlebar and the TFT screen.

There are 3 levels of Engine Power (P), Engine Brake (EB) and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) available; HSTC can also be switched off. The riding modes offer different combinations of each parameter.

RAIN mode employs the lowest Power setting for the least aggressive power delivery, medium amount of EB and high HSTC. The lower levels of power and torque delivery are focused on the first 3 gears.

STANDARD mode uses the middle setting for Power, HSTC and EB. It softens the power delivery a little out of first and second gear, and uses a power delivery just below that of SPORT mode, with reduced torque at partial throttle openings.

SPORT uses the highest Power delivery and lowest levels of EB and HSTC to deliver 100% performance through all six gears, maximum torque and power at all throttle positions and minor intervention from HSTC.

USER mode allows the rider to choose between the 3 settings for each parameter and save the setting for future use.

 

The CB1000R’s chassis employs a mono-backbone steel frame and uses split-tightening aluminium pivot plates to grip the signature 574.2mm single-sided swingarm. Rake is set at 25° with trail of 100mm. Wheelbase is 1455mm with wet weight of 212kg. Weight bias is 48.5%/ 51.5% front/rear.

A ‘natural crouch’ is afforded by the relaxed rider triangle of wide, tapered aluminium handlebars matched to an 830mm seat height. The flangeless fuel tank too, is broad-shouldered, but heavily cut-away to allow plenty of knee room.

The adjustable front fork is a Showa Separate Function Fork Big Piston unit (SFF-BP). It contains all the damping function in one leg, reducing weight, while delivering compliance, comfort and control across a broad range of riding conditions. The Showa rear shock, adjusts for spring preload, and rebound damping.

Up front, dual radial-mount four-piston front calipers bite 310mm floating discs, matched to a twin-piston caliper and 256mm rear, and 2-channel ABS. The new, intricately designed cast aluminium seven-spoke wheels exude bold elegance; the rear tyre (sitting on a 6-inch rim) is sized 190/55 ZR17, the front a 120/70 ZR17.

Specification

Engine

Bore × Stroke (mm) 75mm x 56.5mm
Carburation PGM-FI
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Engine Displacement (cc) 998cc
Engine Type Liquid-cooled DOHC In-line 4 cylinder
Max. Power Output 107kW @ 10,500rpm
Max. Torque 104Nm @ 8,250rpm
Starter Electric
C02 Emissions (g/km) 137g/km
Oil Capacity (Litres) 3.2 L

Wheels

ABS System 2 channel
Brakes Front 310mm double disc
Brakes Rear 256mm single disc
Suspension Front Showa SFF-BP USD fork with 120 mm stroke
Suspension Rear Monoshock with gas-charged HMAS damper featuring 10-step pre-load and stepless rebound damping adjustment with 131mm stroke
Tyre Size Front 120/70 ZR17
Tyre Size Rear 190/55 ZR17
Wheels Front Cast aluminium
Wheels Rear Cast aluminium

Dimensions and Weights

Battery Capacity (VAh) 12V/8.6AH
Caster Angle 25°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 2120mm x 789mm x 1090mm
Frame type Steel mono backbone
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 16.2 L
Fuel Consumption 16.9km/L
Ground Clearance (mm) 131 mm
Kerb Weight (kg) 213 kg
Seat Height (mm) 830 mm
Trail (mm) 100 mm
Wheelbase (mm) 1455 mm

Transmission

Clutch Wet, multiplate clutch
Final Drive Chain
Transmission Type 6 speed
Quick Shifter Optional

Instruments and Electrics

Headlights LED
Instruments TFT color meter with gear and mode indicators
Tail Light LED
Connectivity Yes
USB Socket Yes
Self Cancelling Indicators Yes
Security HISS

Finance

Model CB1000R
OTR £9,990
Deposit £2,000
Amount of Credit £7,990.00
36 Regular monthly payments  £ 99.44
Final Payment £6,525.03
Final Payment inc Option Fee £6,535.03
Total Amount Payable £12,114.87
Customer APR 9.9%
Credit Acceptance Fee £0.00
Option to Purchase Fee £10.00
Annual Contracted Mileage 4,000
Excess Mileage Charge £0.05
Interest Rate pa 9.40%
Model OTR Deposit Amount of Credit 36  Regular monthly payments Final Payment Final Payment inc Option Fee Total Amount Payable Customer APR Credit Acceptance Fee Option to Purchase Fee Annual Contracted Mileage Excess Mileage Charge Interest Rate pa
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