Honda gives its CB1000R naked some love for 2021 with a sophisticated blacked-out look and a few choice upgrades. The bike will be available this May starting at S$TBC. Although it will be available to dealers in May, it doesn't mean you will be able to get one in May however. We must apologise in advance as we understand from Boon Siew Honda that they will not be bringing in the Black Edition of the Honda CB1000R until the current 2020 models have been sold out - and who knows how long that would take!
The new styling gives the machine its 2021 moniker, the CB1000R Black Edition, and touches just about every visible part of the bike. Honda used black plating and black anodizing techniques on the subframe, swingarm pivot plates, exhaust system, front suspension, and handlebar clamp among numerous other places.
In addition to the bold new colorway, the CB1000R gets a new three-level quickshifter for clutchless upshifts. A slip/assist clutch smooths out wheel hop on hard downshifts.
Honda fitted a new 5-inch TFT instrument panel to the bike also.
The CB1000R Black Edition is powered by a 998cc inline-four fit with ride-by-wire and four ride modes. Honda Selectable Torque Control is included to help dial performance in a variety of conditions. It utilizes a steel backbone frame suspended by a Showa SFF Big Piston fork, fully adjustable, and a Showa shock with spring preload and rebound damping adjustability. Four-piston radial-mount calipers grip two full-floating 310mm discs at the front while a single-piston caliper and 256mm disc handle braking duties at the back.
Honda utilizes LED lighting throughout, highlighted by a classic round headlight that emphasizes the brand’s Neo-Sports Café aesthetic, of which the CB1000R is a hallmark example. Other premium design features include a flangeless fuel tank, aluminum alloy detailing, a new rear splash guard that mounts directly to the swingarm, and a passenger seat cover.
The only available colorway for 2021 will be, you guessed it, Graphite Black.
2021 Honda CB1000R Black Edition Technical Specifications and Price
|Engine:||998cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled inline-four; 4 valves/cyl.|
|Bore x Stroke:||75.0 x 56.5mm|
|Fuel Delivery:||PGM-FI w/ 44mm throttle bodies, ride-by-wire|
|Clutch:||Wet, multiplate, slip/assist and quickshifter|
|Front Suspension:||Showa 43mm SFF-BP USD fork, fully adjustable; 5.2 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension:||Showa shock, spring preload and rebound damping adjustable; 5.2 in. travel.|
|Front Brake:||Radial-mounted 4-piston calipers, 310mm floating discs w/ ABS|
|Rear Brake:||1-piston caliper, 256mm disc w/ ABS|
|Wheels, Front/Rear:||17 in./17 in.|
|Tires, Front/Rear:||120/70-17 / 190/55-17|
|Seat Height:||32.7 in.|
|Fuel Capacity:||4.3 gal.|
|Claimed Curb Weight:||467 lb.|
|Warranty:||12-month, transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty|