New CB1000R and Africa Twin ‘Adventure Sports’ lead Honda’s 2018 line-up at EICMA

New CB1000R and Africa Twin ‘Adventure Sports’ lead Honda’s 2018 line-up at EICMA

Written by  Honda Canada Inc. on Monday, 06 November 2017 15:20

Honda today reveals its full 2018 motorcycle line-up on the eve of the EICMA show in Milan, with the introduction of some new models and two extensively upgraded models, alongside concept versions of two Honda legends. The new line-up spans the entire Honda range, further enriching the deepest, widest product line-up of any manufacturer.


 CB1000R brings a new kind of naked style 

The updated CB1000R now heads a trio of naked machines with a unique new identity developed under a design theme of ‘Neo Sports Café’. The new styling language is modern and minimalist, mixing sports naked and café racer inspirations with head-turning results. While every single part has been chosen with its aesthetic effect in mind, the CB1000R lacks nothing in performance and specification: a 12kg weight reduction and 20hp power up compared to the previous generation of CB1000R means a 20% improvement in power to weight ratio. The multiple riding modes with different combinations of Power, Engine Braking and Honda Selectable Torque Control run on a new state-of-the-art Throttle-By-Wire engine management system.

Upgraded Africa Twin gets new ‘Adventure Sports’ stablemate 

The new ‘Adventure Sports’ version of the CRF1000L Africa Twin marks the 30th anniversary of the arrival in Europe of one of motorcycling’s most celebrated names. Bearing the same tri-colour paint scheme as the original, the new model is built to go even further on both on-road and off-road adventure. It has a 5.4 litre bigger fuel tank than the CRF1000L Africa Twin itself, plus longer travel suspension, higher riding position and ground clearance, heated grips, extra-large skid plate and extended fairing with protective cowl bar. It also shares the extensive updates given to the Africa Twin, which include Throttle-By-Wire engine management with four riding modes, expanded Honda Selectable Torque Control parameters, and revised intake and exhaust for stronger mid-range response. 

Evolution of popular NC series continues 

The appeal of the NC750X gets the rpm limit raised by 900rpm to 7,500 to allow natural use of the engine performance into a higher rpm range, and the NC750X also gets the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) for 2018. 


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