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Honda CB1000R Black Edition All Colours, Images

Honda CB1000R Black Edition All Colours, Images
Honda CB1000R Black Edition All Colours, Images

Honda CB1000R Black Edition All Colours, Images

Today honda announced an updated Honda CB1000R Black Edition for the next model year and it represents the first major rethink of their most powerful naked bike since the neo sports cafe design language was introduced back in 2018.there are changes to the engine the visual design and some of the electronics as well as an awesome looking new black edition with a stealthy finish and a couple of extras so in today’s article we’ll look over all of the changes as well as the black edition to find out whether these updates will keep the cb1000r competitive but before we get started if you’re new here and you want to see all of the latest new bikes for 2021 then please do remember to hit subscribe or Sign Up they’re coming thick and fast at the moment so hit Sign Up Button if you want to see each post as soon as it goes live.

STYLING

Honda CB1000R Black Edition All Colours, Images
Honda CB1000R Black Edition All Colours, Images

let’s start with the visual updates with a bunch of tweaks across the bike that modernize it ever so slightly and give it a bit more of an aggressive look working from the front the headlight has been revised with a new teardrop shape angling back towards the dash the completely round headlight of the previous generation was somewhat of a signature design feature but i like this evolution which keeps the overall feel of the front end but with a bit more of a modern feel there are also similarly subtle revisions to the radiator shrouds and side panelsboth of them have been made ever so slightly smaller as well as being angled forward in honda’s words into the direction of travel so again not exactly a complete redesign but more of a little tweak that helps to emphasize that forward leaning aggressive hunched look that works so well on this bike at the back end the subframe has been completely redesigned with a new slimmer lookand a bare aluminium finish as opposed to the black finish of the previous generationagain a leaner back end helps to make the front end look relatively big and i think that when you put them side by side the 2021 version certainly has more of a sporty and purposeful look swinger mounted license plate holders seem to divide opinion with some of you preferring the traditional stalk hanging off the subframe whilst others appreciate the stubbiness it gives to the back of the bike but for 2021 honda say that they’ve made the license plate holder a little bit smallerwhich i think we can all agree is a good thing wherever it’s positioned but i think my favorite change to the visuals of the cb1000r is the new seven spoke cast aluminium wheelsthey’re certainly busier than the wheels of the last generation almost to the point where they begin to look like old-school spoked wheels but i really like how they affect the look of the bikeespecially that single-sided swing arm i’ve always been a big fan of that feature and i think it looks even better now with these more intricate wheels.

TECH

Honda CB1000R Black Edition All Colours, Images
Honda CB1000R Black Edition All Colours, Images

In terms of tech honda have got rid of the inverted lcd display of the previous cb1000r and now fitted a five inch full color high visibility tft screen the first reason that this is a massive upgrade is that the inverted lcd display wasn’t particularly easy to read especially in bright conditions or when it got wet they’ve addressed this problem on the cb650r for 2021 by adjusting the angle of the screen to reduce reflec tions but it’s great to see a full-oncolor tft on this range-topping model which will undoubtedly be much more visiblein any conditions secondly it offers more versatility and customization with four different display layouts as well as day and night modes the white day mode on honda bikes has always looked a bit clinical to me and when i borrowed the africa twin earlier this year i found myself setting it to night mode permanently as i preferred the way it looked and i think it looks better on this bike as wellthe new dash also shows fuel level and consumptionrider mode selection and engine parameters and a shift up indicator and it’s all administered from the buttons on the left hand switch gear as well as better visibility and flexibilitythe new tft screen also opens up honda’s smartphone voice control which allows voice management of phone calls email music and navigation the system requires a helmet mounted headset and then you pair your phone with the dash via bluetooth to access these featuressmartphone connectivity is becoming increasingly common on bikes at all price pointsso it’s great to see honda adding this to the cb1000r as standard to bring it right up to date lastly on the tech front is a new usb socket under the seat to keep your devices charged.

ENGINE

Honda CB1000R Black Edition All Colours, Images
Honda CB1000R Black Edition All Colours, Images

In terms of the engine, there are some modest revisions such as a new fuel injector setting which honda claims produces a smoother delivery of power and torque the o2 lambda sensors of the exhaust have been replaced with linear airflow sensors in the downpipes which allow more accurate measurement of exhaust gases required for euro 5 emissions regulations compliance but otherwise, it’s the same 998 cc in line 4 that produces 143 horsepower at 10500 rpm and 104-newton meters of peak torque at 8250 rpm that’s actually good news as some 2021 updates of other bikes have resulted in slightly reduced output owing to some of the re-tuning or reworking of the exile system required for euro 5.but also I absolutely love the character and smoothness and power of this engine when I borrowed it from honda earlier this year so more of the same is a good thing in my book there’s a link given Below Check them out.

RIDING MODES & FEATURES

Honda CB1000R Black Edition All Colours, Images
Honda CB1000R Black Edition All Colours, Images

Three riding modes of rain, standard and sport remain for 2021 as wellas the user mode which allows customization of the throttle response engine braking and traction control with three levels for each as well as the ability to disable traction control the chassis is also unchanged with the same mono backbone steel frame and single sided swing arm showa’s fully adjustable separate function big piston forks and rebound and preload adjustable shocks still account for suspension dutiesand the same tokico braking setup is present toothere’s a pair of radially mounted four piston calipers on 310 millimeter discs at the front with a two piston caliper on a 256 millimeter disc at the rear so while some tweaks to the fuel injection system sound good and with euro 5 compliance a necessity it’s really the visual reworking the new dash and the phone connectivity that are the headline updates but that’s not all for the next model year because today honda also announced a new black edition of the cb1000r and they’ve reallytaken the brief seriously with pretty much every component finished in black right down to the fork stanchions there are some machined aluminium details such as the spokes of the wheelsthe swingarm plate the engine covers and the handlebar clamps all of which add an extra premium touch to the finish on this beautiful looking bikebut everything else is completely blacked out such as the headlight bezel fly screen radiator shroud side covers subframe and the exhaust system and silencer honda described the paint used on the tank and pillion seat cover as deep graphite black with the seat cover and fly screen coming as standard on this black version there’s also the optional quick shifter thrown in which was fitted to the press bike that i reviewed earlier this year and i really rated it it felt super crisp both up and down and i’d almost certainly fit one if i was buying the standard bike black editions seem to be a bit of a thing at the moment with only a couple of weeks back ducati launching a stealth version of their street fighter v4 but this is really one of my favorites i especially like the machined details on the spokes of the wheels that i already really liked and i think it all combines to make a really mean looking machine but that said the standard colours of this bike also look great and i’d be hard pushed to pick between them.

Honda CB1000R Black Edition All Colours, Images
Honda CB1000R Black Edition All Colours, Images

Honda CB1000R Black Edition All Colours

  • Sports Red
  • Pearl Sunbeam White
  • Black
  • Sports Red
  • Pearl Sunbeam white
  • Sport Red
  • Black
  • Pearl Sunbeam White
  • CHROMOSPHERE RED
  • GRAPHITE BLACK

so let me know your favorite finish in the comments below would you go for the standard bike in red silver or black or the full-on black edition let me know your favorite in the comments below.

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