Honda has launched in Europe the 2023 model of the CB 1000R, its 1000cc ‘naked’ Neo Sports Café motorcycle, which arrives with new colors, but maintains the mechanical set of the previous model.
The 2023 CB 1000R is now available in the new Bordeaux Red Metallic color. The ‘Black Edition’ version continues with the Deep Graphite Black option but now also has the Mat Jeans Blue Metallic available.
Both colors option for the ‘Black Edition’ feature a new silver accent on the fuel tank to match the selected machined aluminum details on the wheel spokes, swingarm plates, engine covers and handlebar clamps. The final look is completed with the color matched pillion seat cover.
For the rest, the 2023 CB 1000R continues with the same mechanical set and design as the previous model, which was updated in 2021, when it received minor design updates, a new color TFT panel and the ‘Black Edition’ version.
How is the CB 1000R
The 2023 Honda CB 1000R is equipped with a 998 cm³ 4-cylinder liquid cooled engine, capable of generating up to 143 HP of maximum power at 10,500 rpm and 10.6 kgfm / 104Nm of torque at 8,250 rpm.
It also has an electronic accelerator (Throttle by Wire) and 4 riding modes that allow you to configure power, torque control and engine brake.
In addition, the fuel tank has 16.2 liters of capacity, the Upside Down Showa front forks has a SFF-BP (Separate Function front Fork) shock absorber with a BPF (Big Piston front Fork) structure, the front brake has double 310mm discs and the wheels are 17″ alloy. The gearbox has 6 speeds and it is equipped with an assist and slipper clutch.
CB 1000R Black Edition
The 2023 CB 1000R has a completely black version called ‘Black Edition’ and brings, as the name suggests, black paint and details (almost all) also in black. In addition, it is equipped with accessories and a quick gearshift system (Quickshifter) from the factory.
Despite some details of machined aluminum, everything on display is black: the headlight frame, panel cover, fork rods, radiator covers and air box covers (with anodized finish), exhaust and muffler. Deep graphite black paint adorns the fuel tank and the rear seat cover.
Finally, as mentioned, a version with the Mat Jeans Blue Metallic color scheme is available, with a new silver accent on the fuel tank.
Anyway, for more information, access https://www.honda.co.uk/motorcycles.html.