UPDATED HONDA CB1000R ANNOUNCED WITH NEW BLACK EDITION

THE flagship model in the Honda naked range gets updated for 2021, as the 2021 Honda CB1000R gains new tech, styling, and an all-new Black Edition.

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2021 Honda CB1000R reveal, specs, and features

2021 CB1000R styling

  • Revised headlight design
  • New clear finished sub-frame
  • All-new seven-spoke wheels
  • Revised radiator shrouds and airbox cover

The most noticeable change to the 2021 model is the styling, which Honda is claiming makes the bikes more aggressive than before. The aluminium sub-frame now features a clear finish, a small touch that does seem to lift the overall look of the bike. The radiator shrouds and airbox covers have also been tweaked slightly for the new model.

2021 Honda CB1000R

One of the most distinctive new features of the bike is the new headlight. The new unit has a slanted design to it, with the bottom leading edge of the light protruding slightly. It’s definitely distinctive, with some readers commenting that it was reminiscent of the MV Agusta Brutale 1000. We have a feeling seeing the bike in the flesh with provide a vastly different perspective though.

Another updated item is the wheels, which for 2021 get a visual refresh with new seven-spoke cast aluminium wheels set in a distinctive Y-shape pattern.

2021 Honda CB1000R

Engine

  • Euro5 engine
  • Revised PGM Fi system
  • Lower emissions and improved delivery and response

The CBR1000RR-derived engine of the CB1000R is producing the same 143bhp and 76lb-ft of torque as the previous model although now it gains Euro5 certification. To achieve this, Honda has adjusted the fuel injection settings, something that is also credited with providing the updated model with improved delivery and response.

2021 Honda CB1000R

Equipment

  • 5” TFT dash
  • Honda Smartphone Voice Control
  • On-screen calls, navigation, and music

The big news here is the addition of a TFT dash, superseding the reverse LCD item of the previous generation bike. The new unit is a 5” full colour design, and it brings with it the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system too. That means riders using a Bluetooth headset and smartphone can operate calls, music, and navigation with their voice.

The rider modes, assistance and safety systems on the 2021 bike are all the same as the previous generation machine.

2021 Honda CB1000R

Honda CB1000R Black Edition

  • All-new blacked out and accessorised model
  • Matt and gloss black finishes throughout
  • Flyscreen and quick-shifter fitted as standard
  • Replacing the previous + (Plus) model in the range

Joining the stock CB1000R will be a new Black Addition of the bike, and, you guessed it, it’s only available in one colour – black. The clear-coated rear subframe of the bike is now gone and all of the chrome detailing of before is gone, with just some tiny aluminium elements remaining on the engine casings, wheels and exhaust.

Styling aside, the Black Edition gets a flyscreen and quickshifter as standard.

2021 Honda CB1000R

Colours

The 2021 CB1000R will be available in the following colour options:

  • Candy Chromosphere Red
  • Mat Ballistic Black Metallic
  • Matt Beta Silver Metallic
2021 Honda CB1000R

2021 Honda CB1000R specs

ENGINE
TypeLiquid-cooled DOHC In-line 4 cylinder
Valves per cylinder4
Engine Displacement (cm³)998cc
Bore and Stroke (mm)75mm x 56.5mm
Compression Ratio11.6:1
Max. Power Output107kW @ 10,500rpm
Max. Torque104Nm @ 8,250rpm
FUEL SYSTEM
CarburationPGM-FI
Fuel Tank Capacity16.2 litres
Fuel Consumption17.1km/litre
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
StarterElectric
Battery Capacity12V/8.6AH
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch TypeWet, multiplate clutch
Transmission Type6-speed
Final DriveChain
FRAME
TypeSteel mono backbone
CHASSIS
Dimensions (LxWxH)2120mm x 789mm x 1090mm
Wheelbase1455mm
Caster Angle25°
Trail100mm
Seat Height830mm
Ground Clearance135mm
Kerb Weight212kg
SUSPENSION
Type FrontShowa SFF-BP USD fork
Type RearShowa monoshock (axle travel 131mm)
WHEELS
Rim Size FrontCast aluminium
Rim Size RearCast aluminium
Tyres Front120/70 ZR17
Tyres Rear190/55 ZR17
BRAKES
ABS System Type2 channel
Front310mm double disc
Rear256mm single disc
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Instruments5” TFT screen
HeadlightLED
TaillightLED