The update for the Honda CB1000R has been pending for so long – the bike has remained same since it was launched,except for a few minor updates.
It is rumored that Honda will unveil the updated model of the motorcycle at the EICMA Motor show in Milan, Italy, this year. The bike was discontinued from the Indian market at the end of March this year in the wake of the implementation of BS-IV emission norms as it only complied with BS-III emission norms.
it is expected that the new CB1000R to be equipped with all the modern-day electronics like riding modes, ride-by-wire, launch control, wheelie control, traction control, etc. The outgoing bike was powered by a 998cc inline four-cylinder engine that developed 125PS @ 10,000rpm and a peak torque of 99Nm @ 7,750rpm, mated to a six-speed gearbox. On paper, the figures are decent to propel the motorcycle but it feels a tad underpowered compared to the naked bikes in its competition in reality.
it is expected that the new motorcycle to be a lighter, more powerful, aggressive and electronically-packed version of the naked bike. Whether the bike will carry the same design language or be based on the new Fireblade is a question, only time will answer. Looking at Honda’s current launch policy, we might expect the bike maker to unveil the bike at EICMA 2017.