Children, please avert your eyes. Honda has unveiled (pun intended) their new CB1000R, a high-performance and versatile "naked bike," at the EICMA Show. This sassy lady takes its inspiration from the seminal four-cylinder classic CB750K0 introduced by Honda in 1969 and will go on sale in the spring of 2011 with only one exterior paint option available: Pearl Black.
The new CB1000R is powered by a fuel-injected four-cylinder 998cc powerplant tuned for loads of right-now power. Sophisticated Gravity Die-Cast technology creates a mono-backbone aluminum frame that is strong yet features thin-wall construction for light weight. The distinctive single-sided aluminum swingarm features a single rear shock with spring preload and rebound-damping adjustability for excellent rear suspension action.
And there’s a fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork and radial-mounted dual 310mm disc brakes up front. Perhaps best of all, the roomy seating position delivers excellent rider comfort and tremendous versatility for long-distance travel and two-up riding.
Press release after the jump.