Are naked bikes like the Honda CB1000R Black Edition classed as a Modern Classic or Retro bike?
That is the question, that said we going to include them it does have neo sports cafe in the naming by Honda. To quote British GQ “It’s a naked sports bike dressed up to look both modern (that’s the “Neo” bit) and retro (that’s the “Café” bit) at the same time”
As soon as I laid my eyes on the bike I like what I saw, the extra black trimmings and beautiful dark blue tank certainly make it stand out from the standard editions. Whilst out testing and taking photos someone stopped to admire the bike and said they own a previous model of this bike and he said “Basically it’s a naked Honda Fireblade” hmm
It is a sensational looking streetfighter style motorcycle designed to dominate the urban roads and ignite the passion of the more adventurous riders. Built on the legacy of Honda’s racing DNA, this two-wheeled masterpiece combines power, precision, and unparalleled performance.
It is a visual masterpiece, exuding an unmistakable aura of power and aggression. Its sharp lines, minimalist bodywork, and LED lighting system create a stunning visual impact. The exposed metal trellis frame adds a touch of ruggedness, while the compact and muscular fuel tank amplifies its aggressive nature.
The aggressive design is not just for show. Each element, from the edgy headlight to the aerodynamic tail, serves a purpose – enhancing performance, stability, and aerodynamics.
Its powerful 998cc inline-four engine is ready to take you on an exhilarating ride that will leave you breathless, it produces a staggering 141 horsepower and 112 Nm of torque.. With a top speed of over 150 mph and a 0-60 mph time of just 3 seconds, this bike is built for speed. Whether you’re cruising along the motorway or carving through winding country roads, the CB1000R offers a thrilling experience like no other. Its finely tuned suspension system, consisting of Showa Separate Function Big Piston forks and a Showa rear shock, absorbs every bump and ensures stability at high speeds.
From the fully digital instrument cluster to the selectable riding modes, this machine is designed to enhance the riding experience and provide riders with ultimate control. The Quickshifter system allows for lightning-fast gear changes, ensuring seamless acceleration without the need to clutch or release the throttle.
While the CB1000R excels on the streets, its capabilities extend beyond urban roads. Equipped with a versatile chassis and a suspension system that can be adjusted to different terrains, this motorcycle is ready to conquer new adventures.
Whether it’s carving through winding mountain roads or embarking on long-distance journeys, the CB1000R’s agility, stability, and power make it an ideal companion. It’s a machine that transcends boundaries, allowing riders to explore new horizons and embrace the thrill of the unknown.
The CB1000R is not just about performance; it’s about safety too. Honda has equipped this motorcycle with advanced features that ensure the rider’s well-being without compromising its exhilarating nature.
One of the standout safety features is the Honda Selectable Torque Control, which provides a precise level of intervention to prevent wheel spin and maintain traction. The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) ensures optimal braking performance, even in challenging conditions. With these advanced safety features, the CB1000R offers the perfect balance between performance and protection.
The CB1000R is not just a powerful and aggressive machine; it’s also designed to provide optimal comfort for the rider. Its ergonomics have been carefully crafted to promote a relaxed riding position, minimizing fatigue during long rides.
The sculpted seat offers excellent support and comfort, while the adjustable handlebars allow riders to customize their riding position. Every detail, from the positioning of the foot pegs to the shape of the fuel tank, has been meticulously designed to ensure maximum comfort without compromising performance.
The CB1000R’s agile handling is a result of its lightweight chassis, low center of gravity, and advanced suspension system. Whether navigating tight city streets or conquering winding mountain roads, this motorcycle responds with precision and finesse.
The combination of a nimble chassis, responsive throttle, and precise steering makes the CB1000R a joy to ride. It effortlessly carves through corners, providing riders with a sense of confidence and control that is unmatched. Mastering the art of control is just the beginning of the exhilarating journey with this extraordinary machine.
I have truly enjoyed my time with the bike and I can say the Honda CB1000R Black Edition is not for the faint-hearted.
The Honda CB1000R Black Edition is a visually stunning and performance-driven motorcycle that truly stands out from the crowd. Its alluring design, with its captivating black aesthetic, is bound to turn heads wherever it goes (and it did).
Paired with its thrilling performance and advanced technology, the Honda CB1000R Black Edition is the epitome of a midnight marvel, combining beauty, power, and functionality into one remarkable package. The black edition is head and shoulders better looking than the standard version but as I’m not a fan of chrome I’m biased.