CB1000R Black Edition

£12,999

Black Edition

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Step out of the shadows, to the ultimate in stealth style.

While the CB1000R is a motorcycle hewn into purposeful beauty, the CB1000R Black Edition goes further. Much further. It has been designed, not by bright light but in shadow, crafted for the purest thrill. And defined by darkness. Look at it. Your eyes have to adjust, at first glance; apart from a few machined aluminium details, everything on show is deep black. Or blacker still. Loaded with choice accessories, it rides under any radar and stands way, way out as it does.

 

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.

Key Features

  • Aggressive, ‘mass-forward’ stance heightened, with sleeker styling front to back, and new cast aluminium wheels
  • Honda Smartphone Voice Control System links the rider to their smartphone via Bluetooth and 5-inch colour TFT screen; USB charging socket under the seat

Engine and Chassis

  • CBR1000RR derived, four-cylinder engine with Throttle By Wire
  • Revised PGM-FI settings smooth delivery and response
  • Three default rider modes plus USER customisation option
  • Three levels of Power, Engine Brake and Honda Selectable Torque Control
  • Strong, lightweight mono-backbone steel frame, adjustable Showa SFF-BP forks and rear monoshock
  • Dual, radial-mount four-piston calipers and 310mm floating front discs

The Black Edition

While the new CB1000R is a motorcycle hewn into purposeful beauty, Honda’s engineers chose to go several steps further with the new Black Edition. With a hand-built, custom look, the Black Edition starts out on the same manufacturing line as the standard CB1000R, then takes a detour into a moodier aesthetic territory and some extra, desirable, accessories.

Apart from a few machined aluminium details – on the wheel spokes, swingarm plates, engine covers and handlebar clamps – everything on show is black: the headlight bezel, fly-screen, fork stanchions, radiator shrouds, and airbox covers (with an anodized finish), exhaust and muffler. Deep Graphite Black paint adorns the fuel tank and pillion seat cover.

A quickshifter, too is standard-fit. A machined ‘CB’ logo adds a finishing touch

 

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 is unchanged for 2021 and 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
Type Liquid-cooled DOHC In-line 4 cylinder
Valves per cylinder 4
Engine Displacement (cm³) 998cc
Bore and Stroke (mm) 75mm x 56.5mm
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Max. Power Output 107kW @ 10,500rpm
Max. Torque 104Nm @ 8,250rpm
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation PGM-FI
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.2 litres
Fuel Consumption 17.1km/litre
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V/8.6AH
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Wet, multiplate clutch
Transmission Type 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
FRAME
Type Steel mono backbone
CHASSIS
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2120mm x 789mm x 1090mm
Wheelbase 1455mm
Caster Angle 25°
Trail 100mm
Seat Height 830mm
Ground Clearance 135mm
Kerb Weight 212kg
SUSPENSION
Type Front Showa SFF-BP USD fork
Type Rear Showa monoshock (axle travel 131mm)
WHEELS
Rim Size Front Cast aluminium
Rim Size Rear Cast aluminium
Tyres Front 120/70 ZR17
Tyres Rear 190/55 ZR17
BRAKES
ABS System Type 2 channel
Front 310mm double disc
Rear 256mm single disc
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Instruments 5” TFT screen
Headlight LED
Taillight LED

Finance

Awaiting latest examples

We started a new promotional period on the 1st April, and the representative examples will be live soon for this bike.  In the meantime, please contact us for a quote which suits your circumstances.