First Look: 2018 Honda CB1000R

The Honda CB1000R, a legendary model from the company, had its latest iteration, the 2018 Honda CB1000R, unveiled today at EICMA in Milan. To escort the CB1000R onto stage for its debut was none other than five-time world champion Mick Doohan – a Honda legend in his own right.

Our man in Milan, Editorial Director Sean Alexander, says that crowds immediately formed around the good-looking new CB after its unveiling.

Although there were performance upgrades that we will address in a moment, the most noticeable change in the big CB is its embrace of the Neo-Sports Café Concept we reported on here. Moving away from the typical naked superbike formula, Honda’s designers have added what they call “retro-industrial minimalism” which brings a variety of metal finishes that merge with ”an ultra-minimalist look under the design theme of ‘Neo-Sports Café’.”

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