For the 2023 model year, Honda will continue to produce the CB1000R, a liter-class neo-retro naked sportbike. The bike hasn't had many technological or feature changes since it first appeared in its current iteration in 2018. The 2023 model year won't be any different, since the sole difference between the regular CB1000R and the CB1000R Black Editions is a new color scheme.
The redesigned CB1000R and CB1000R Black Edition debuted in the Japanese market on January 19, 2023, with new Bordeaux Red Metallic and Graphite Black paint jobs, respectively. The Matte Beta Silver Metallic, Candy Chromosphere Red, and Matte Ballistic Black Metallic finishes are no longer available. For the Black Edition, blacked-out components include the headlamp bezel, fuel tank garnish, upper and lower fairings, and muffler. The CB1000R emblem is also shown in subdued graphics on the fuel tank.
On the performance front, the tried-and-true inline-four cylinder engine from a previous iteration of the CBR1000RR supersport bike continues to power the CB1000R. With throttle-by-wire technology, four riding modes, and an up-and-down quick-shifter, it keeps up a noteworthy level of technology. A six-speed manual gearbox with a slipper-assist clutch transfers power to the rear wheel. The 998cc engine generates 77 lb-ft of torque at 8,250 rpm and 143 horsepower at 10,500 rpm.
17-inch alloy wheels with machined spokes, a Showa Separate Function, a Big Piston inverted front fork, and a fully adjustable rear monoshock are a few further standout features. Dual front and single rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS make up the braking system.
The 2023 Honda CB1000R and CB1000R Black Edition have already gone on sale in the Japanese market on January 19, 2023. Retail prices for the basic CB1000R in Bordeaux Red Metallic are 1,670,900 Yen, while those for the svelte and sophisticated Black Edition in Graphite Black are 1,716,000 Yen. The 2023 editions of the Honda CB1000R and CB1000R Black Editions have yet to land in the Philippine market. However, you can purchase the outgoing color options of Honda’s liter-class neo-retro naked bike for P865,000.