Honda has unveiled the 2020 CB1000R at the EICMA Moto Show 2019. CB1000R at just over 10,000rpm and 5% more torque right through the mid-range, where it’s most useful – and most fun. It is also 4% shorter geared, to extract even faster acceleration from the power-up.
The CB1000R is 12kg lighter than the previous street-fighter-focused design making for a 20% improvement in power to weight ratio. It’s also smaller, yet has a more relaxed riding position.
The CB1000R’s 998cc DOHC four-cylinder engine provides a healthy dose of both power and torque: 107 kW @ 10,500rpm and 104Nm @ 8,250 rpm compared to the previous version’s 92 kW@ 10,000rpm and 99Nm @ 7,750rpm. Bore and stroke remain 75mm x 56.5 mm but compression ratio is up 0.4 to 11.6:1 and the pistons are now forged rather than cast.
The engine has been tuned to deliver its torque with strong character especially in the 6-8,000rpm range, where it bulges significantly, generating an exciting and engaging riding experience. It’s also a useful aid for rapid roll-on acceleration in real-world overtaking conditions. The redline begins at 11,500rpm and the rev-limiter cuts in at 12,000rpm.
The exhaust adds to the CB1000R’s mid-range muscle and weight reduction. It’s a 4-2-1 design, feeding via 4 short catalysers into a main chamber, which then feeds a dual chamber muffler. A link pipe joins the 2 main pipes just before the catalysers, boosting torque from 5,000rpm up.
Three riding modes offer different combinations of each parameter
RAIN mode employs the lowest Power setting, medium amount of EB and high HSTC. The lower levels of power and torque are focused on the first 3 gears.
STANDARD mode uses the middle setting for Power, HSTC and EB. It knocks a little output out of first and second gear, and uses a power curve that sits just below that of SPORT mode, with reduced torque at partial throttle openings. It also allows for small rear wheel slides and the front wheel leaving the ground.
SPORT uses high Power and lowest levels of EB and HSTC to deliver 100% power through all six gears, maximum torque at all throttle positions and minor intervention from HSTC.
The USER mode allows the rider to choose between the 3 settings for each parameter and save the setting for future use.
Other information available to the rider is a shift-up indicator on the top right corner of the dash, which either flashes white with increasing frequency as rpm passes the preset value or goes yellow-amber-pink as a visual guide to change up. Further functionality options in that space are an ECO riding indicator, gear position indicator and riding mode indicator.
A range of Genuine Honda Accessories are ready to customise the CB1000R. They include:
- Quick Shifter
- Heated Grips
- ACC socket
- Instrument Visor
- Seat Cowl
- Aluminium front Mudguard Panel
- Aluminium rear Hugger
- Alcantera rider and pillion Seat
- Wheel rim Decal
- Engine Case Protector
- Tank Pad
- Tank Bag & ATT
- Rear Seat Bag & ATT
A ‘CB1000R+’ version is also available with a wide range of ‘factory-fit’ accessories including heated grips, aluminium front fender panels, aluminium rear hugger panels, flyscreen with aluminium inserts, single seat cowl with aluminium inserts, radiator grille with CB1000R logo, and quickshifter.
5. Technical Specifications
|Type||Liquid-cooled DOHC In-line 4 cylinder|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Engine Displacement (cm³)||998cc|
|Bore and Stroke (mm)||75mm x 56.5mm|
|Max. Power Output||107kW @ 10,500rpm|
|Max. Torque||104Nm @ 8,250rpm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||16.2 litres|
|Clutch Type||Wet, multiplate clutch|
|Type||Steel mono backbone|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||2120mm x 789mm x 1090mm|
|Caster Angle||25 degrees|
|Type Front||Showa SFF-BP USD fork|
|Type Rear||Showa BRFC (Balance Free Rear Cushion)|
|Rim Size Front||Cast aluminium|
|Rim Size Rear||Cast aluminium|
|Tyres Front||120/70 ZR17|
|Tyres Rear||190/55 ZR17|
|ABS System Type||2 channel|
|Front||310mm double disc|
|Rear||256mm single disc|
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