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
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!