It's powered by a liquid cooled 998cc inline 4 cylinder engine, producing 143.5bhp at 10,500rpm and maximum torque at 8,250rpm. The engine is essentially the same as the 2014-2016 Fireblade but tuned for less top end power and plenty of low down torque.
- Steel frame and Aluminium single sided swingarm
- Dual 310mm discs up front with Tokico 2 piston calipers
- 256mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
- Dual channel ABS
- Adjustable Showa SFF Big Piston upside down fork
- Adjustable Showa rear shock
- 4 riding modes: Standard, Sport, Rain, Custom
- LED lights all round
- LED running light around headlight
- Assist and slipper clutch
- 4->2->1 exhaust system
- 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator
Compared to the 2008-2017 model you get 16% more power, 5% more torque, shorter gearing, 12kg off the weight, more compact overall dimensions, a slipper clutch, ride modes and a 20% better power to weight ratio. Oh and doesn't the headlight look way better!
There's also a CB1000R+ version which includes the quickshifter, radiator guard, fly screen, pillion seat cover and Aluminium front mudguard covers.
Accessories include a quickshifter, heated grips, radiator guard, 12V socket, pillion seat cover, mini fly screen and Aluminium front mudguard panels/rear hugger.
Colours: Black, grey, red
It should hit the dealers mid-2018.
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