- Available in two colours
- No changes to specifications
- Indian launch unlikely soon
Honda has revealed the 2023 CB1000R for the international markets and the latest iteration of the neo-retro roadster benefits from new paint options. The 2023 CB1000R will be available in the new Bordeaux Red Metallic colour. Further, the Black Edition will now also be available in new Matte Jeans Blue Metallic. Apart from a different colour, the Black Edition also benefits from styling elements such as
machined aluminium details on the wheel spokes, swingarm plates, engine covers, and handlebar clamps. Parts such as headlight bezel, flyscreen, fork stanchions, radiator shrouds, airbox covers (with anodised finish), exhaust, and muffler get a black finish. Further, the fuel tank is adorned with a new silver accent stripe to match the aluminium details and a colour-matched pillion seat cover.
The feature list comprises LED lighting, Honda Smartphone Voice Control system, a Bluetooth-enabled five-inch colour TFT screen, and a USB charging socket under the seat. The electronic rider aids include four ride modes (three default plus USER customisation option), three-levels power modes, engine brake control, and Honda Selectable Torque Control or traction control system.
The engine remains unaltered and the 2023 Honda CB1000R continues to use a 998cc, inline four-cylinder engine that makes a maximum output of 143.4bhp at 10,500rpm and a peak torque of 104Nm at 8,250rpm. The hardware includes a mono-backbone steel frame, adjustable Showa SFF-BP front forks, rear monoshock, dual 310mm discs at the front, and a single 256mm rotor at the back.
The CB1000R is currently not available in the Indian market. Thus, we do not expect the 2023 version to arrive on our shores in the foreseeable future.