Honda CB1000R Updated Into CB1000R Plus!
Honda updated it’s CB1000R to CB1000R Plus and its safe to assume that its the best launch of the year for bike enthusiasts! Honda thought of ending the year with a bang and did not disappoint us with the all-new CB1000r Plus. So, The Japanese two-wheeler giant has opened bookings for the new offering, and it’s sold through Honda’s exclusive Wing World dealerships.
The earlier-gen bike catered to a more performance-focused audience, whereas the new one has a much more matured styling. Here’s the complete lowdown on what this bike is all about:
Design & Features
There’s an aura of minimalism in the CB1000R’s design language, but the attention to detail is simply impeccable. Honda says there are only six exterior parts made of plastic, with the biggest one being the front fender. The heavy usage of premium materials, also results in the new motorcycle being 12kg lighter than its previous iteration, at 212kg kerb. Its instrument cluster is an LCD unit, and displays all the necessary information like rider modes, shift-up indicator, riding modes and eco riding indicator among others. The motorcycle features a full-LED lighting system which adds to the neo-retro appeal. While the layout of the console is pleasing, a TFT screen should have been provided at this price point.
The Honda CB1000R is powered by a 2006 CBR1000RR Fireblade-derived 998cc DOHC inline four-cylinder engine. For a considerable increase in torque and power output, it has been tuned accordingly . It is now at 145.4PS and 104Nm compared to 125PS/99Nm of the older bike. Honda says there’s a significant improvement in the torque curve, especially between 6000-8000rpm. As far as fuel efficiency is concerned, in the WMTC mode, 16.7kmpl, a pretty decent for liter-class naked.
This is the Japanese brand’s only naked big bike in India and has been priced at Rs 14.46 lakh.
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