If there is something people love more than precious metals, it definitely is fast rides. And what is better than a 998cc bike to celebrate this sentiment. Not just any run of the mill super-bike mind you. No, it’s a Japanese super-bike. One that is very close to our hearts. I ain’t talking about Yamaha. No sir! What I am talking about is the Honda CB1000R.
It ain’t a regular Honda CB1000R too mind you. It’s the new limited edition of this bike. The company has given it the name CBR1000R+. The plus is there to show you that your money is getting you the superior one. This is Honda’s idea of a gift that they have given to themselves on their 50th birthday. They plan to make 350 of these and I am sure many of you want more than one.
The biggest change in this avatar of Honda CB1000R is the exterior. The most striking of which is the SC Project performance exhaust. There is a general tricolor theme throughout the bike. The theme is prevalent on the windscreen, fuel tank and the sides. The top of the tank also has the production number of the bike. The colors include a white base paint with red and blue graphics.
This Honda CB1000R allows no pillion to sully the experience of the rider. That is, this bike does not have a pillion seat. It’s just the rider and his ride. Under all of that is a new exhaust system that is complemented by the SC Project performance exhaust.
Tell me the numbers!
The rest is almost identical to the original bike. The standard Honda CB1000R comes with a 998cc in-line 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled DOHC engine. The peak power of this baby is 145.4 PS at 10,500 rpm.
Apart from that, upside-down telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear perform shock absorption tasks. Anchoring duty is handled by dual disc brakes at the front while at the back is a single disc.
How to get it?
Pricing of the new Honda CB1000R isn’t yet available but do not expect it to come cheap. It’s expected to be available for purchase in April.