Honda in a virtual world premiere held at ‘Honda Virtual Motorcycle Show’, revealed the CB-F concept which was planned for release at the 36th Osaka Motorcycle Show 2020 and the 47th Tokyo Motorcycle Show. Many brands have resorted to virtual unveils and digital launches due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak and advisories on mass gathering imposed by Governments around the globe.
The design on the Honda CB-F Concept is a clear indication of the brand’s reverence to the CB900F and is a commemoration of Honda’s 60 years of the CB series. The Honda CB-F concept reverberates the classic timeless design of the CB series with an old school rounded headlamp, exposed rounded twin horns on the front, boxy tank, boxy rear cowling and a squared-off taillamp. But the CB-F Concept features modern-day technology such as all-LED lighting, a digital instruments console, etc. The Honda CB-F also comes with an ergonomic scooped seat, upright handlebars, a four into one exhaust system and a modern-day engine.
The Honda CB-F Concept comes powered by a 998cc, water-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, inline 4-cylinder DOHC engine Though Honda did not reveal any performance specifications of this engine it is speculated to be the same mill that powers the Honda CB1000R available in the Indian as well as the International market. The 998cc engine on the Honda CB1000R produces 145 ps of power and 104 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed transmission with QuickShifter.
The CB-F concept features a lightweight high-tensile steel mono-backbone chassis which rides on an upside-down front fork setup and a monoshock mounted to a lightweight aluminium ‘Pro-Arm’ single-sided swingarm on the rear. In terms of its exterior dimensions, the Honda CB-F Concept is 2,120mm in length, 790mm in width and 1,070mm in height.
Honda from 27th March onwards has announced the ‘Honda Virtual Motorcycle Show’ which is a website that covers the Honda pavilion which includes 29 motorcycles including the CB-F Concept, which were planned for release at the 36th Osaka Motorcycle Show 2020 and the 47th Tokyo Motorcycle Show.