2021 Honda CB1000R
The naked motorycle is pure eye candy

Honda has unveiled the 2021 model year CB1000R, that is compliant with Euro 5 emissions regulations, with subtle styling tweaks.

The “Neo Sports Cafe” style motorcycle now gets a slightly different LED headlight design with the top part slanting inwards ever so slightly. It still retains the DRL hoop around the edge.

Below it sit the new aluminium radiator shrouds and side covers over the airbox are restyled too.

Further, there is a new cast-aluminium seat subframe with a bare alloy finish, while the licence plate bracket continues to be mounted on the single-sided swingarm and there are new wheels too.

Although there are nice colours on offer, one that immediately catches our attention is the 2021 Honda CB1000R “Black Edition”.

This variant, as the name suggests comes with an all-black theme with the headlight ring, fork clamps, bars, levers, side panels, radiator cowls, subframe and exhaust, all finished in the colour.

Black Edition models also gain some extras as standard such as the fly screen, pillion seat cover, and a quickshifter.

One other thing that is new is the 5-inch TFT instrument cluster that offers four display layout options. The bike also comes with HSVC smartphone voice control system that links one’s phone to the dash via Bluetooth and an under-seat USB port.

Engine-wise, the 998cc 4-cylinder mill is now Euro 5-compliant and has not lost any performance. Thus it produces, 143.5 BHP at 10,500 RPM and 104 Nm at 8250 RPM.

But, Honda has had to rework the fuel injection settings, revise the exhaust and use linear air flow sensors in it instead of oxygen lambda sensors to make it meet the latest emissions regulations overseas.

No changes have been made in terms of riding modes and there are no chassis changes either. Showa SFF-BP USD front forks, rear monoshock and Tokico radial calipers are also carried over.

2021 Honda CB1000R

  • Honda has revealed the 2021 CB1000R
  • The litre-class naked is gets subtle styling revisions
  • The engine is Euro 5-compliant, but retains power figures
TFT Instrument Cluster
The instrument cluster is now a full-colour TFT display
2021 Honda CB1000R Side
The bike weighs 214 kg and has a 16.2-litre fuel tank
2021 Honda CB1000R Rear
The Black Edition models get some extra parts as standard
Black Edition
This is by far the best the bike has ever looked