The naked superbike from Honda, the CB1000R, was launched in India in 2009 along with its elder sibling the CBR1000RR. The Honda CB1000R has a triangular-shaped headlamp with a small circular pilot lamp at the lower apex. The exhaust pipes coming out of the engine are distinctly visible from the front. The crease lines on the bulky fuel tank make it look muscular and it also boasts of a fully digital odometer.
The CB1000R is powered by a 1000cc Fireblade engine which has been re-tuned for mid-range performance. It comes with fully-adjustable forks and is equipped with radial front brakes seen on the Fireblade. It features an all-new single backbone frame and a single sided swing-arm which connects the main body to the four-swept-spoke ninja-star rear wheel. Another highlight of the bike is the H.I.S.S. security system it is provided with.
The bike competes with the Yamaha FZ1, the Kawasaki Ninja Z1000 and the Triumph Speed Triple in the Indian market.