New Honda Adventure Motorcycles in Castleford
HONDA CB1000R ABS CB1000RAJED (18MY)
Hondas all new CB1000R
Honda’s much-loved sports-naked CB1000R is re-born with striking, modern café racer-inspired minimalist styling. Its four-cylinder engine gains 15kW more peak power and mid-range torque, and is controlled by Throttle By Wire. Riding modes now offer bespoke combinations of Power, Engine Brake and Honda Selectable Torque Control. The engine sits in a new frame, paired with high specification Showa suspension and radial-mount front brakes. A special “CB1000R+” version will also be available with premium accessories pre-fit from the factory.
|Engine Displacement (cm³)||998|
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC Inline-4|
|Max. Power Output||
143.5 bhp @ 10,500rpm
104Nm @ 8,250rpm
|Brakes Front||310mm Dual hydraulic discs with combined 3-piston calipers, floating rotors and sintered metal pads|
|Brakes Rear||256mm single hydraulic disc with dual-piston caliper and sintered metal pads|
|Tyre Size Front||120/70 ZR17|
|Tyre Size Rear||180/55 ZR17|
|Wheels Front||Hollow-section 4-spoke cast aluminium|
|Wheels Rear||U-section 4-spoke cast aluminium|
|Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm)||2105 x 805 x 1095|
|Frame type||Mono-backbone; cast aluminium|
|Fuel Capacity (Litres)||17 litres|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||130|
|Kerb Weight (kg)||222|
|Seat Height (mm)||825|
|Clutch||Wet, multiplate with coil springs|
|Final Drive||#530 O-ring sealed chain|
|Gearbox||6-speed manual clutch transmission|
The 2018 CB1000R stands out from the crowd by moving away from the standard super sports-derived big naked formula to create a motorcycle that melds exhilarating function to a form that offers a radically fresh, visually stunning two-wheeled aesthetic. It’s a motorcycle that looks, feels and performs very differently from what’s gone before.
In creating this new identity, Honda’s development engineers have re-assessed the hard-core Sport Naked-Streetfighter underpinnings of the existing CB1000R, elevated its performance parameters and added the unexpected. Steered by retro- industrial minimalism, they have stripped everything back, moved away from ‘RR’ inspiration and instead used a host of textured metal finishes and an ultra-minimalist look under the design theme of ‘Neo Sport Café’. The result is a machine with a unique identity, a fusion of Sport Naked and bare-boned Café Racer inspirations.
Freshly conceived from the wheels-up, the CB1000R has been designed to be exciting to ride – and fully capable of chasing much more focused machinery down on a twisting back road – while instilling an innate pride of ownership. Whichever way it’s approached – aesthetics, emotions, performance, technology – the new CB1000R is a hard motorcycle to ignore.
The 2018 CB1000R elegantly combines more with less. It gives its rider a huge amount of usable engine performance, with the control of a cutting edge Supersports machine, while the innovative, minimalist styling injects it with a whole new attitude.
Its four-cylinder engine has been tuned to make 16% more peak power at just over 10,000rpm and 5% more torque right through the mid-range, where it’s most useful – and most fun. It is also 4% shorter geared, to extract even faster acceleration from the power-up. In fact through the first 3 gears, up to 130km/h the CB1000R rides harder than the CBR1000RR. An assist/slipper clutch adds control.
With the increase in output comes Throttle By Wire (TBW) with 3 preset riding modes plus a USER setting. Power (P), Engine Brake (EB) and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) work together across the presets to offer optimum benefit to the rider dependent on conditions. The exhaust transmits a raw-edged howl as revs rise.
The 2018 CB1000R is 12kg lighter than the outgoing design, making for a 20% improvement in power to weight ratio. It’s also smaller, yet has a more relaxed riding position. And supporting the radical new look is a box section mono backbone steel frame, with Showa Separate Function Fr Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD suspension up front and a Showa monoshock at the rear. Radial-mount front brakes, ABS and a 190-section rear tyre complete the chassis’ upgrade.
The 2018 CB1000R’s styling takes a bold – and distinct – new direction that deliberately marks it out of the Naked bike mainstream. Every aesthetic detail of the CB1000R has been finessed, and the overall design, its style and powerful stance, merge retro minimalism with the elevated performance package of the engine and chassis.