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2021 Honda CB1000R & CB1000R Black Edition Neo-Sports Cafe revealed

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Honda has revealed the 2021 upgraded Honda CB1000R facelift in the European market. The Honda CB1000R has been introduced in two variants – a Standard and a Black Edition with a dark theme on the exteriors and added equipment as compared to the standard. The brand is also offering a range of accessories on the new Honda CB1000R to personalise the motorcycle further. 

Honda has also revamped the 2021 model with a new styling which boasts to be more aggressive than before. The motorcycle appears to continue with the neo-retro theme and comes with a similar silhouette as the predecessor and the styling tweaks are not too noticeable, but the most significant change on the new motorcycle is the headlamp. Though it still features the same rounded theme the new one is styled with a more pronounced slant on the top part. 

Other changes include a new 5-inch TFT full-colour LCD instruments display, slight changes to the airbox and radiator shrouds, a new finish on the sub-frame, all new triple-split Y 7-spoke alloy wheels on the single-sided swingarm. The new 5-inch display is also equipped with Honda Smartphone Voice Control system and the rider can command calls, music, and navigation with their voice. 

The brand has also revealed the CB1000R Black Edition that features a Black on Black paint theme with the only shiny aluminium bits appear on the engine covers, wheels and exhaust. The chrome-finished fully adjustable Showa SFF-BP upside-down fork pipes are also coated in a black probably DLC finish. Furthermore, the rear seat cowl is also finished in graphite and the exhaust comes with a jet black finish. 

Powering the Honda CB1000R is a Euro5-spec 998cc liquid-cooled in-line four-cylinder DOHC motor that produces 145 PS of power and 104 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox. The Honda CB1000R is also available with a line of accessories such as Alcantara leather riders seat, radiator grille, a 3-litre tank bag and a 15-22-litre tail bag.