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Honda’s new CB1000R breaks cover at EICMA

Neo-Sports Café design cues in 2018 CB1000R

Honda has used this year’s EICMA show in Milan to show off the new 2018 version of the CB1000R.

And the new bike certainly is a head-turner! The new aggressive/minimalist styling was inspired by Honda’s Neo-Sports Café Concept uncovered at the Tokyo Motor Show.

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Set to land in European dealerships in early-2018, we can expect to see the 2018 Honda CB1000R around the middle of next year.

Honda tell us the bike’s bold shift in identity is bolstered by an impressive list of updates to the chassis, engine, and electronics package.

These tweaks help bridge the gap between performance and bare-boned café racer inspirations according to Lee Edmunds from Honda USA.

“The CB1000R has always represented high performance in a naked four-cylinder machine, and while we knew that retaining that approach was important, we also felt it was time to take the platform in a new direction,”

“With the new approach of the 2018 CB1000R, customers will experience increased pride in ownership while also benefiting from greatly improved handling and engine performance.”

honda cb1000r 2018We will bring you updated Australian availability and pricing info for the new offering as those details come to hand.

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