Honda CB1000R – expected to sell at S$25,000 before COE

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.

All lighting is LED and the thin round headlight employs a horseshoe-shaped light ring as well as distinctive two-bar light signature. The rear light is also a semicircular light bar that fills in solid when the brakes are applied. The T-shaped instrument panel – finished in the same metal-tone paint as the headlight rim – integrates into the top yoke, minimising bulk and the ignition switch is positioned at the front of the fuel tank.

It comes with 998cc DOHC four-cylinder engine delivers peak power of 107kW @ 7,500rpm with maximum torque of 104Nm @ 8,250 rpm. Bore and stroke remain 75mm x 56.5mm but compression ratio is up 0.4 to 11.6:1.

The adjustable front fork is a Showa Separate Function Fr Fork Big Piston unit (SFF-BP). It contains all the damping function in one leg, reducing weight, while delivering compliance, comfort and control across a broad range of riding conditions. The Showa rear shock adjusts for spring preload, compression and rebound damping.

Up front dual radial-mount four-piston front calipers bite 310mm floating discs, matched to a twin-piston caliper and 256mm rear, and 2-channel ABS. The front tyre remains a 120/70 ZR17 and 190/55 ZR17 for rear tyre.

The CB1000R is available in two colors, Graphite Black and Candy Chromosphere Red.

Honda CB1000R Specs


Type: Inline-4

Displacement: 998cc

Bore x stroke: 75.0 x 56.5mm

Compression ratio: 11.6:1

Fueling: EFI w/ 44mm throttle bodies

Transmission: 6-speed

Final drive: Chain


Front suspension: Fully adjustable Showa Separate Function Fork

Rear suspension: Fully adjustable Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion shock

Front tire: 120/70 x 17

Rear tire: 190/55 x 17

Front brakes: 310mm floating discs

Rear brake: 256mm disc

ABS: Standard, 2-channel


Wheelbase: 57.3

Rake: 24.7 degrees

Trail: 3.8 inches

Seat height: 32.7 inches