The return of the 2018 Honda CB1000R will bring the new styling. Changes include many updates and upgrades. The motorcycle is going to be more attractive, not only because of its appearance. Electronics are getting a modernization. Also, the Honda CB1000R is going to be a better performer than before. However, it is still far away from its sibling, the CBR1000RR superbike. With the downgrade, the CB1000R became a street-legal motorcycle with excellent capabilities. Also, this is another, so-called “naked” bike from Honda. It will lack few elements, mostly cosmetic. Even without a windshield and fairings, air flow on this model is superb.
2018 Honda CB1000R specs
The new 2018 Honda CB1000R is going to use an engine which was previously on its superbike sibling. It is a 998 cc mill. However, it gets plenty of updates to tune it for street usage. Power and torque will be distributed differently. Bore and stroke are at 75×56 mm. Furthermore, the compression ratio is increased compared to the previous edition. Stronger suspensions and pistons provide durability. Air flow gets a boost from a higher position of exhaust pipes.
2018 Honda CB1000R driving modes
In the center of the redesign is a revisit of 2018 Honda CB1000R electronics. The technology evolves, and with it, motorcycles must follow modern trends. With a help from the electronic system, drive modes for 2018 Honda CB1000R get better tuning. Riders will have four options ahead of them. They will choose between Standard, Sport, and Rain mode. The final, fourth level is rider-customized. Users will be able to set characteristics of braking, traction, and power output.
2018 Honda CB1000R release date and pricing
The 2018 Honda CB1000R will hit the showrooms in the summer. We will have to wait so long, but it will pay off. Only the weight drop of 18 pounds promises excitement. It might not be special, but when the curb weight is 467 pounds, that is significant loose. The redesign of the Honda CB1000R will bring a new price. The bike is going to cost at least $13,000. But, some experts believe we will see it even over $15,000.