Evotech crash protection, service history, evotech radiator guard – The Honda CB1000R is engineered to stand out from the crowd, designers having moved away from the supersport-derived, big-naked formula and focused instead on a well-rounded package that blends form and function. The flagship model within the Neo-Sports Café lineup that it helped create, the CB1000R has since become a hard motorcycle to ignore, the bike’s performance enabling it to keep pace with the competition on tight, twisting roads, and its looks turning heads even while it’s parked outside the local coffee shop.
For 2021, the model’s styling has been further strengthened, the bike taking on sharper lines and a more aggressive stance, while its name gets a “Black Edition” suffix to match the blacked-out components, with only small highlights of aluminum on display. The bike also features a wind screen, passenger-seat cover and quick shifter.
While the new CB1000R is a motorcycle hewn into purposeful beauty, Honda’s engineers chose to go several steps further with the new Black Edition. With a hand-built, custom look, the Black Edition starts out on the same manufacturing line as the standard CB1000R, then takes a detour into a moodier aesthetic territory and some extra, desirable, accessories.
Apart from a few machined aluminium details – on the wheel spokes, swingarm plates, engine covers and handlebar clamps – everything on show is black: the headlight bezel, fly-screen, fork stanchions, radiator shrouds, and airbox covers (with an anodized finish), exhaust and muffler. Deep Graphite Black paint adorns the fuel tank and pillion seat cover.
Step out of the shadows, to the ultimate in stealth style.