EICMA 2019: Honda Unveils The New 2020 CB1000R


Japanese 2-wheeler manufacturer, Honda, recently unveiled its 2020 model lineup at the EICMA 2019. Out of these new models, the most classic looking bike is the new 2020 CB1000R, which is actually a Neo-Sports Cafe racer. This flagship model now receives a bunch of subtle cosmetic changes and some additional features for MY20. In terms of design changes, the bike gets a new all-black triple clamp and stem, a new metallic matte ballistic black headlight lining, a new silver racing stripe on the spine of the fuel tank and three dynamic paint schemes: Candy Chromosphere Red, Graphite Black and Matt Pearl Glare White.

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Mechanically, the CB1000R gets a 998cc DOHC four-cylinder engine that is tuned to make 16% more peak power than the previous model and almost 5% more torque throughout the mid-range. All this tuning means the engine is now capable of producing about 143 HP at 10,500rpm and 104Nm of peak torque at 8,250 rpm, which is almost 20 HP and 5 Nm more than the previous generation CB1000R. To transfer all this power to the rear wheel, the engine of the bike is paired with 6-speed chain drive gearbox. The bike also gets rider assist features like Throttle By Wire (TBW) with 3 preset riding modes: P (Power), EB (Engine Brake) and HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control) and a raw-edged exhaust for a sporty feel. Also, the CB1000R’s engine is capable of returning a fuel efficiency of 16.7kmpl.

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Mr S.Uchida, Large Project Leader (LPL) CB1000R said, “As Honda, our intention is always to look to the future and to be ready to lead. Hence, as the Naked sector’s requirements mature, we knew that we had to go much further than giving the new CB1000R a boost in real-world performance. Customer expectation and interests are about much more than just ‘how fast?’. We wanted to build in not only exhilaration and emotion to each experience of the CB1000R, but also real pleasure in owning, and showing off such an individual machine. So we travelled in a new direction and are very proud of the result – both when out on the road and when admiring it in the garage!”

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Mr Valerio Aiello, Design Department, Honda R&D, Rome said, “With the Neo-Sports Café aesthetic we wanted to create a new stylistic dimension, different from the muscular streetfighters of the last few years, and at the same time, far from the simpler café-racer style. Compared to the original concept, the various models of the Neo-Sports Café range retain their original essence but naturally, each one differs, in the use of different layouts and engines. We used ‘noble’ materials, such as metal, to enhance the technical elements, with compact and essential shapes. Even the colours go in this direction. The end result is that none of the bikes from the competition resemble the Neo-Sports Café range and, like them or not, they are easily recognisable as Hondas. The competitors have classic or very modern motorcycles in their ranges, but in my opinion, not something that goes in the wake of both styles.”

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Here is a list of all the important technical specifications of the bike:

Engine Displacement (cm³)998cc
Maximum Power Output143 HP @ 10,500rpm
Maximum Torque104 Nm @ 8,250rpm
Fuel Tank Capacity16.2 litres
Fuel Consumption16.7km/litre
Clutch TypeWet, multi-plate clutch
Transmission Type6-speed
Final DriveChain
TypeSteel mono backbone
Dimensions (LxWxH)2120 mm x 789 mm x 1090 mm
Wheelbase1455 mm
Seat Height830 mm
Ground Clearance135 mm
Kerb Weight212 kgs
Front SuspensionShowa SFF-BP USD fork
Rear SuspensionShowa BRFC
Rim Size FrontCast aluminium
Rim Size RearCast aluminium
Tyres Front120/70 ZR17
Tyres Rear190/55 ZR17
ABS System TypeDual-Channel
Front Disc310mm double disc
Rear Disc256mm single disc
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