Honda CB1000R Ash On Bikes

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Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept

Honda CB1000R

Maybe the Monster started it at the beginning of the maybe it was Triumph-s first Triple, itself inspired by the cult. But whatever its beginnings, a class now of big, sports-bike-derived known as the super nakeds.

popular, it-s still rapidly and it-s populated by known for their attitude and raw the Speed Triple still of KTM-s 990 Super Duke, the Tuono Factory, the S4R and S4Rs of the Monster, the MV Brutale, Kawasaki-s and the Yamaha FZ1. Even BMW is in on the act its wild K1200R. The question is, can the master of sophistication, smoothness and to the point of blandness possibly a machine angry and bad enough to out of a face off in this gang crying for its mummy?

Click on for gallery The new CB1000R has the looks. The is designed primarily for Europe, to the where it won-t even go on in Japan or the USA in the immediate future, and as it was conceived and designed in Europe hence its sharp, angular, styling.

The seat unit is Fireblade the tank and radiator shroud a bolt of lightning striking the wheel, the kicked up, underbelly is state of the art, and at the back it that unequivocal style of sports intent, the single-sided The triangular headlamp is underscored by a ice-blue running light and by a Speed Triple-type wind which in turn covers an looking three pod, dash. The italic four-spoke look fabulous while some delightful detailing as the beautifully crafted handlebar and nickel-plated bolt heads on the covers, and the overall finish is to Honda-s usual exemplary

Overall it-s aggressive, heavy and arresting, so it has the looks to be a Club contender, and with its motor the potential for real is there too. The engine from the 07 Fireblade and is detuned for low rev torque at the expense of peak usually a recipe for ordinariness the range, so that-s less on paper. Output in fact is to 123bhp (125PS, 91.5kW), a (48PS, 35kW) drop the 07 Blade-s.

The frame meanwhile is to the Hornet-s tubular steel design, a specification bizarrely persuaded some journalists the CB1000R is some sort of 900 replacement, which is a bit like the Jaguar X-Type was going to the Ford Mondeo because shared the same platform. So if you to read that elsewhere, not, the bikes are very and the soft, all-rounder Hornet 900 remain in Honda-s range the CB1000R, fulfilling a different

Much of the running gear is lifted from the 08 Fireblade, the brakes and forks, although are modified to suit the less heavier CB1000R. Having that it-s still 478lb (217kg) wet, this one of the lightest bikes in the and just 40lb (18kg) than the Fireblade itself. is all important stuff as many of its boast full on superbike and brakes and perform accordingly.

some genetic spice is the chief test rider, one Kudoh, who also worked on classics as the RC30, NR750, and the VFR range.

If there were any about the bike-s lack of horsepower compared with, the 148bhp (150PS, 110kW) or 161bhp (163PS, 120kW) a twist of the throttle dispels For once this is a bike the torque gains really do for lost horses, as it charges from very low revs, simply gets quicker as the rev counter sweeps across its

Better still, where FZ1s stuttered like the in Life of Brian . the Honda perfectly, the power coming in and easily, but still hard to punch rather than lamely like the revised, Yamahas. On most roads the is going to be the bike to beat, so is its low and mid-range power, with thrust on tap, on demand, noticeable when powering out of turns.

The power increase is linear with no kick or at higher rpm, and motor is too with only minimal so almost inevitably it lacks especially compared with the and three-cylinder opposition. In this that does matter to riders, while to others an esoteric irrelevance.

But it-s noting that Kawasaki-s do tend to feel more than Honda-s, being aurally exciting with a power delivery and usually something of a step in the power to play with. You could that technically they-re but in practice they are easier to in love with, or indeed

Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept

What you don-t want is a with -character-, and here the delivers perfectly. Bikes- gearboxes tend either to ratios well at high or low but not both, and intelligently Honda-s have modified the CB-s box to slip through its cogs efficiently at low to mid engine speeds, it does perfectly.

As with the the chassis works best on real world roads, surprising agility for a one litre bike yet combining this confident stability, even at speeds where the slipstream and pulling at the rider can cause vagueness on some … It steers perfectly at low speeds, down easily into first gear turns as far as you ask it. and bumpy roads pose no problems as the suspension is plush to absorb poor surfaces being so soft it feels once again a realistic that makes the CB so effective.

If the brakes- Fireblade specification in practice because the discs are and the bike heavier their is enough rather than too on top of which it-s easy to The rear is worth a mention for especially tactile, as most stoppers give little then lock up unexpectedly.

you don-t get is a great deal of The riding position is great for twisty roads, sitting you and over the clocks on what is a compact motorcycle, but at high inevitably you cop a lot of windblast. The wind helps to some extent, but motorway journeys won-t be a amount of fun.

We didn-t get the to measure economy, but the tank-s gallon (4.5 US gallons, capacity is likely to give you a 130 miles or so before the low level flashes, better than in the class if not that great. The accommodation is minimal and it-s not even to strap a bag to the seat, so if you this bike for pounding interesting roads, it-s you live near some.

Still, that kind of hasn-t stopped the other bikes from posting serious sales figures so it hurt the Honda either. And the CB to perform outstandingly while easy to ride and a great bar pose. Is it angry enough?

Not in the wot you lookin- at?- sense of of its rivals, but it does have an air of confidence that comes knowing if it came down to the you still wouldn-t pick a with it.

Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept
Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept
Honda CB1000R XESS Streetfighter Concept

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