The breathtaking and adaptable Honda CB1000R Black Edition was introduced to the public in 2021. The hard-hitting streetfighter gets a facelift for the year 2023.
With the exception of a few machined-aluminum details, nearly all of the components of the CB1000R have a dark color. These details can be found on the wheel spokes, swingarm plates, engine covers, and handlebar clamps. The customized CB has a headlight bezel, wind screen, fork legs, radiator shroud, airbox cover, exhaust header, and muffler that are all blacked out.
The 998cc DOHC four-cylinder engine of the CB1000R Black Edition gives ample amounts of both power and torque. The redline starts at 11,500 rpm, and the rev limiter engages at 12,000. The PGM-FI parameters are tailored for a smooth supply of power and excellent response. The in-line four generates 143.4 hp @ 10,500 rpm and 104 Nm @ 8,250 rpm paired with 6-speed transmission with assist and slipper clutch. The exhaust adds to the bike’s midrange muscle and helps minimize weight, and the exhaust note is tuned internally, meaning that as the revs rise past 5,500 rpm, the bike takes on a significantly deeper, rawer tone.
The CB1000R Black Edition features a mono-backbone steel frame and uses split-tightening aluminum pivot plates to grip the signature single-sided swingarm. Fully adjustable suspension has Showa’s upside-down Separate Function Fork (SFF) at the front and Showa BFRC (Balance Free Rear Cushion) shock at the rear. Ride comfort is further enhanced by upright riding position and ergonomic seating. Braking power is provided by dual 310mm discs in the front and a single 256mm disc at the rear controlled by dual-channel ABS.