Perched atop the Néo Sports Café lineage, the present 2024 Honda CB1000R has struggled to establish itself in the market.
Moving from a contemporary aesthetic to one that is markedly sophisticated, the Japanese thoroughfare has the capacity to traverse a wholly divergent realm, that of Streetfighters.
With plans for a sweeping overhaul of the CB1000R in 2024, Honda will make a complete about-face in the style of its machine, and produce a motorcycle imbued with unequivocal athletic DNA to contend with the Ducati Streetfighter V4, BMW M 1000 R, Kawasaki Z900, or Yamaha MT-10.
A formidable street fighter, the new Honda CB1000R will rediscover its original athletic roots from the 2008 model, forsaken during the 2018 road season for the sake of neo-retro styling.
Steering clear of the Japanese-influenced Café Racer style, the Honda CB1000R will don aggressive lines. A grand return to the realm of extreme sports automobiles will also signify Honda’s aspirations in a market where the competition is presently ahead.
Expected to launch in 2024, the new Honda CB1000R will feature a four-cylinder engine borrowed from the CBR1000 and a design informed by market codes, as well as the inclusion of small fins on the sides of the front fairing.
This a promising project that we eagerly anticipate exploring in greater depth.
Honda’s CB1000R – it’s like a delicious recipe that needs a little bit of spicing up. You see, they took an old engine from the CBR1000RR and added a cool single-sided swingarm and a specially-made chassis. The result? A super-naked that looks pretty darn good, but gets overlooked by rivals who have newer engines and fancier tech.
But now, with the all-new CBR1000RR-R in the mix, Honda has a chance to really shake things up. The new CBR has a totally fresh engine, while the CB1000R is still using an engine that’s basically from the Stone Age (okay, not really, but it’s from 2004-2007). So it’s time for Honda to bring that old recipe back to life with some new ingredients.
Imagine a naked bike that could rival Yamaha’s MT-10 and BMW’s S 1000 R. That’s what we’re talking about here – a bike with an engine that’s just begging to be dropped into a brand-new chassis. Let’s spice things up, Honda!
Honda has unleashed a storm of patent applications in Japan, revealing a mighty creation in the works. Feast your eyes on a four-cylinder streetfighter, harking back to the glorious 2008-2022 CBR1000RR engine, housed in a chassis reminiscent of that iconic superbike era.
But wait, there’s more! This bad boy also sports the sleek and suave CB1000R styling cues, complete with a single-sided swingarm and a headlight that looks like it just emerged from a fondue pot.
Prepare to have your mind blown by the chassis of this monster. Unlike its CB1000R predecessor, which relied on a backbone-style steel frame, the new design is forged from aluminum, with a massively strong front section bolted to the engine and separate brackets clamping the swingarm pivot.
The front end boasts an upside-down fork and radical-mount brake calipers, while the rear is dominated by the single-sided arm and an exhaust system that boasts not one, but two exits. We can only speculate that an internal valve system will dictate the exhaust routing depending on the rider’s revs or throttle opening. Exciting times, indeed!”
Their patent applications for the bike are causing quite a stir in the motorcycle world! Let’s break it down: the first area of focus is the rear license-plate carrier, which incorporates the turn signals into the sides – smart thinking, Honda!
But wait, there’s more! The swingarm design has undergone a bombastic transformation. Honda has developed a linkage for a horizontal rear shock that’s operated via a rocker link, similar to the setup on Ducati’s Panigale V2. The shock is even offset to the left of the bike, mounted onto an aluminum extension that doubles as a chain guard. Fewer components, more style – that’s what we like to see!
And the pièce de résistance? The winglets on the front of the bike! This is a new addition for the CB1000R, departing from its retro appearance to introduce some aero addenda. These winglets are mounted on the radiator brackets and are no mere styling feature – they actually generate downforce! Honda’s patent applications have taken motorcycle innovation to the next level.
So, if you want to ride in style while experiencing the latest technology, keep an eye out for the new Honda bike with a rear license-plate carrier that’s simply divine, a swingarm design that’ll blow your mind, and winglets that’ll have you flying down the road!
Listen up, my fellow two-wheeled enthusiasts, for there is news of a glorious transformation in the realm of power and performance! Behold, the mighty Honda CB1000R shall adopt the 998cc engine from its standard CBR1000RR cousin, boasting a whopping 76mm bore and a shorter stroke of 55.1mm (compared to the current CB1000R’s 75 x 56.5mm).
In its most evolved form, this engine made the audacious claim of 189 horsepower in 2017. Now, let us not be foolish and expect the same peak power for a naked streetfighter, but to truly compete with the likes of BMW’s S 1000 R, Yamaha’s MT-10, and Triumph’s Speed Triple, Honda must aim for the range of 160 to 170 horsepower. That’s right, my friends, substantially more than the current CB1000R’s feeble 144 horses.
But when can we lay our eyes upon this magnificent beast, you ask? Fear not, for while the 2023 CB1000R remains unchanged, there is a strong likelihood of a concept or styling model gracing us with its presence in the near future, brought forth by the brilliant minds at Honda’s Italian studio in Rome. And lo, a production model shall follow in 2024, ready to conquer the roads with its bombastic power and undeniable style.