Japanese automaker Honda has unveiled the 2020 CB1000R sports bike at the 2019 EICMA motorcycle show, which kicked off today.
The new model comes with a bunch of design updates and produces more power than the outgoing variant.
Notably, the flagship sports tourer is likely to hit Indian roads sometime in next year.
Here's all about it.
2020 Honda CB1000R: At a glance
The 2020 CB1000R comes with the same naked street design as the outgoing model, but it gets several design tweaks and is 12kg lighter than the latter.
The motorcycle gets a sporty look with a dual-tone color scheme, a bulbous headlamp, and company's emblem on the fuel tank.
It also offers a fully-digital instrument cluster and an all-LED setup for lighting.
The new model is more powerful than the outgoing variant
The updated Honda CB1000R packs a 998cc four-cylinder engine which is capable of producing 143bhp of power at 10,500rpm and 104Nm of peak torque at 8,250rpm as against the outgoing variant that churns out 123bhp and 99Nm.
The transmission duties on the motorcycle are handled by a 6-speed manual gearbox.
What about safety and suspension setup?
On the safety front, 2020 Honda CB1000R comes equipped with 310mm disc brakes on the front, 256mm disc brakes on the rear, along with dual-channel ABS to improve the braking efficiency.
For handling suspension duties, the motorcycle houses fully-adjustable Showa's telescopic forks on the front and a monoshock suspension on the rear.
Finally, what about pricing?
The company has not revealed the pricing of the 2020 CB1000R as of now. However, considering the updates, we expect it to come with a slightly higher price than the outgoing model which costs Rs. 14.4 lakh.