• Honda’s Neo Sport Cafe is now the CB1000R naked-retro

  • It looks brutishly handsome With the sharp looks of a naked sports machine and that retro flair of a modern café-racer.
  • It is a rocket fuelled by the same soul as that of the blistering CBR1000RR Fireblade.
  • Honda carefully selected every inch of the bike with its aesthetic effect in mind
  • Multi-functional LCD dash. Sadly no TFT’s here.
  • Swingarm mounted rear fender
  • Aluminum radiator cowl
  • Iconic round headlamp with LED setup
  • The CB1000R now comes with a slipper clutch, and an optional quick-shifter
  • It comes with state-of-the-art electronic rider aids include multiple riding modes, Honda Selectable Torque Control run on a new state-of-the-art Throttle By Wire engine management system.
  • Honda CB1000R, CB300R and CB125R

This is the future of all nakeds from the Japanese Red Winger

If there was ever any inkling about Honda not making the best looking motorcycles, here is your opportunity for redemption.

Showcased as the Project NSC (Neo Sports Cafe) at Tokyo International Motor Show last month, Honda officially unwrapped their production version at the ongoing EICMA, and it is the CB1000R naked machine running on the Fireblade’s powerplant and comes with the hint of retro styling on its new sharp looking skin.

Honda has also launched entry-level naked bikes (CB300R and CB125R) using the same design elements to take down the competition at the root level.

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Honda's Neo Sport Cafe is now the CB1000R naked-retro Exterior High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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It looks brutishly handsome
With the sharp looks of a naked sports machine and that retro flair of a modern café-racer.

Making the best looking motorcycle was not a trait of Honda. But that cannot be said anymore once you lay your eyes on this CB1000R. It showcases a whole new flavor of Honda, and it looks brutishly handsome with the sharp looks of a naked sports machine and that retro flair of a modern café-racer.

Honda says that they have left nothing to chances and have carefully selected every inch of the bike with its aesthetic effect in mind that synergizes with the craze of the modern-retro vibe the industry is seeing over the last decade. “It’s a motorcycle that looks, feels and performs very differently from what’s gone before.”

Honda's Neo Sport Cafe is now the CB1000R naked-retro Exterior High Resolution
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It is a rocket fuelled by the same soul as that of the blistering CBR1000RR Fireblade.

Iconic round headlamp LEDs’, flangeless tank design, multi-functional LCD dash (Sadly no TFT’s here), aluminum radiator cowl, swingarm mounted rear fender, and many other bits give us the taste of the ’Neo-Sport Café’ concept.

The “RR” stigma has been replaced with retro-industrial minimalism, yes for sure, but is no way a slouch performer. What it is, is a rocket fuelled by the same soul as that of the blistering CBR1000RR Fireblade.

Honda's Neo Sport Cafe is now the CB1000R naked-retro Exterior High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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Honda carefully selected every inch of the bike with its aesthetic effect in mind

The CB1000R gets a detuned version of the same 998cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline four and puts out 143 hp and 77 lb-ft of torque. It is shorter geared and long stroked to achieve insane acceleration figures making it ride harder than the Blade. New 4-2-1 exhausts hurl deep vocals.

At 467 lbs, it’s no feather light but has a 20% improvement in power to weight ratio compared to the model it is replacing. Box section mono backbone steel frame supports Showa Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD up front and a Showa monoshock at the rear. Radial-mount front brakes, ABS and a 190-section rear tire complete the chassis’ upgrade.

Honda's Neo Sport Cafe is now the CB1000R naked-retro Exterior High Resolution
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Multi-functional LCD dash. Sadly no TFT’s here.
Honda's Neo Sport Cafe is now the CB1000R naked-retro Exterior High Resolution
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Aluminum radiator cowl
Honda's Neo Sport Cafe is now the CB1000R naked-retro Exterior High Resolution
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Iconic round headlamp with LED setup
Honda's Neo Sport Cafe is now the CB1000R naked-retro Exterior High Resolution
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Swingarm mounted rear fender

Rider aids include multiple riding modes with different combinations of Power, Engine Braking, and Honda Selectable Torque Control run on a new state-of-the-art Throttle By Wire engine management system. The CB1000R now comes with a slipper clutch, and an optional quick-shifter is available.

Honda will also be revealing a CB1000R+ model with quick-shifter, flyscreen, heated grips and other bits as standard. No word on pricing and availability for the CB1000R and the +model have been made official though.

Honda's Neo Sport Cafe is now the CB1000R naked-retro Exterior High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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The CB1000R now comes with a slipper clutch, and an optional quick-shifter

Sharing the same design elements of the CB1000R are the entry level nakeds for the European markets. The CB300R and CB125R. Although they come in as entry points to the motorcycling segments, they do however get kitted up with high specification 41mm USD forks, radial-mount 4-piston front brake calipers and several other features more usually found on much larger machines such as LCD instrument display, LED lighting and IMU-based ABS.

Honda's Neo Sport Cafe is now the CB1000R naked-retro Exterior High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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Honda CB1000R, CB300R and CB125R


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