Finally, a new motorcycle in the naked 1000cc-class from Honda. The Japanese manufacturer has announced the launch of the new CB1000R+ motorcycle for the Indian market. Dubbed as the Neo Sports Cafe, this bike is a replacement to the dated CB1000 and has been priced at INR 14.46 lakh ex-showroom. Coming only in a single variant, the CB1000R+ is quite a looker, and unlike its segment rivals. On can only relate the Kawasaki Z900RS to this model in our market at the moment.
With an all-new design language and segment, this CB1000R+ is a retro looking model, but more of a modern classic. The bike sports LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, fully exposed engine, sculpted fuel tank, USD front fork, single-sided swing arm, multi-spoke alloy wheels, digital dashboard, dual exhaust outlets, forged levers, small fly screen etc.
The bike will be powered by a 998cc, liquid-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder motor producing 107 kW of power @ 10500 RPM and 104 Nm of torque @ 8250 RPM matched to a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch. The bike now has better torque in the midrange making it a good motorcycle within the city. The gearbox comes with all-new ratios for the class, which also make it a more sporty motorcycle with the way it accelerates. The 4×1 exhaust with dual exhaust outlets has reduced 10 pounds, but has added a more deeper exhaust sound.
Other features include ride-by-wire, 4 riding modes, HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control), ABS. The rear tyre hugger is also differently mounted from the swingarm, hence working as a mud guard. The bike rides on a steel mono backbone chassis, Showa front forks, Showa rear monoshock and offers an upright riding position.
The CB1000R+ also gets a quick shifter, heated grips, metallic meter visor, seat cowl, fender panel, radiator grille.
The bike will be sold in a single graphite black colour. Bookings are now open, deliveries to commence in 2019.