TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL Step out of the shadows, to the ultimate in stealth style.
A new Mat Jeans Blue Metallic CB1000R ‘Black Edition’ joins the existing Black Edition version at the head of Honda’s Neo Sports Café family. Both colours feature a new silver accent on the tank to match the carefully selected machined aluminium details on the wheel spokes, swingarm plates, engine covers and handlebar clamps. The sleek and aggressive final look is completed with the colour matched pillion seat cover. The standard CB1000R also features a new look for 2023, available in a classy new Bordeaux Red Metallic paint scheme.
While the CB1000R is a motorcycle hewn into purposeful beauty, the CB1000R Black Edition goes further. Much further. It has been designed, not by bright light but in shadow, crafted for the purest thrill. And defined by darkness. Look at it. Your eyes have to adjust, at first glance; apart from a few machined aluminium details, everything on show is deep black. Or blacker still. Loaded with choice accessories, it rides under any radar and stands way, way out as it does.
Get up close to the CB1000R Black Edition. Find out why darkness can rule the light.
Tuned for high performance, and sound, the 4-2-1 exhaust system also wears a jet-black coating. It couldn’t be anything else.
Three-level quick shifter
The adjustable quick shifter allows instant, full-throttle, clutch-less upshifts and also aids downshifts. The sensitivity of shifting load can be adjusted between soft, medium and hard.
Both black front and rear cast aluminium wheels feature machined spoke highlights for a hand-crafted, full-custom look.
All-black front suspension
High-quality, adjustable Showa SFF-BP USD forks are identical to the CB1000R’s except for one important aspect: every single detail is finished in black.
While the standard CB1000R’s curvaceous aluminium subframe wears a natural finish, the Black Edition’s, of course, is black, along with dark-anodised radiator shrouds and airbox covers.
A perfect fit above the headlight bezel, the anodised black finish of the instrument fly screen adds style and practicality with some wind deflection.
Detachable seat cowl
Further underlining the compact minimalism of the CB1000R Black Edition, the Graphite Black pillion seat cowl slots into place when riding solo.
5-inch TFT screen with Honda Smartphone Voice Control system
For easy management of navigation, calls, messages and music while you’re riding (available with Android™ devices only).
GIVE IN TO DESIRE Now is not time to hold back.
This should not be a rational moment. Why should it be? It’s an instinct. No, more than that. An overwhelming sense. From nowhere, out of the furthest shadows now that you’ve seen it, you know you have to have it. Wrapped in the richest, blackest finish possible you’ve arrived, magnetically drawn and heart thumping, eyes wide with desire, in a very select space. We call it the CB1000R Black Edition.