2021 Honda CB1000R unveil on November 10

Honda has released a teaser for the upcoming Honda CB1000R, with a full unveil set to happen on November 10.

  • 2021 Honda CB1000R unveil on November 10

  • Gets minor tweaks to design

  • Will likely be Euro5/BS6 compliant

2021 Honda CB1000R design

Although it isn’t very bright, the teaser reveals the headlight and side profile of the CB1000R. Changes include tweaks to the headlight – it retains its overall design but appears to be at a more aggressive angle than the flat-looking unit on the outgoing model. Additionally, the Honda branding that split the LED circle now looks smaller.

From the side, we can see that the headlight is now crowned by what appears to be a short windscreen. The fork clamps are now black instead of silver and Honda has also reworked the shape of the panels around the radiator and fuel tank.  

A brief but silhouetted shot of the full bike reveals a more sculpted rider seat and a W-spoke design in place of the Y-spoke alloy wheels on the current model. 

2021 Honda CB1000R engine

The teaser doesn’t reveal any details on the engine, but it’s likely the 2021 Honda CB1000R will be powered by the same 998cc inline-four cylinder engine that currently makes 145.48hp at 10,500rpm and 104Nm or torque at 8,250rpm. It’s expected to be updated to comply with Euro 5 (BS6) emission norms and this may result in a change in peak output figures.

2021 Honda CB1000R India price and launch

The Honda CB1000R was one of the big bikes that was retailed by Honda’s BigWing chain, at a price of Rs 14.46 lakh. Honda has plans to expand its big bike portfolio in India and the updated CB1000R will likely be one of the motorcycles to make its way here.

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