We checked in with Europe to see what’s new about the 2021 Honda CB1000R, and we got an eyeful. At the top of Honda’s Neo Sports Café line of naked upright sportbikes, the CB1000R gets a new styling treatment to further its commitment to mixing the traditional and the contemporary in a new way.
There is a new aluminum subframe on the 2021 Honda CB1000R. The old one didn’t look bad, but the new edition is stunning, as it drops a distracting brace.
The LED headlight now has a teardrop housing. Still round inside, this gives the headlight an all-new look. It is angled rearward to give the 2021 Honda CB1000R a more aggressive look.
The panels below the fuel tank and protecting the radiator are considerably smaller. This gives the CB1000R lighter and more minimalist appearance.
The new Black Edition takes you to the dark side. Along with Deep Graphic Black paint, there’s a nice list of blacked-out parts:
Exhaust and muffler
Fork sliders and tubes
5. While we don’t know if we will see these upgrades in the United States, we hope we do. Prices and availability dates have not been released.2021 Honda CB1000R SpecsENGINE
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