Honda's futuristic racer: The Honda CB1000R Neo Sports Cafe

The latest motorcycle from Honda's CB series of "naked" motorcycles features a 998cc power plant with 143bhp and 104Nm of torque. It has a stylish design, but doesn't stint on its electronic features.
The Honda CB1000R Neo Sports Cafe runs on a 998cc inline-four and has loads of low- and mid-end torque.
The Honda CB1000R Neo Sports Cafe runs on a 998cc inline-four and has loads of low- and mid-end torque. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

The Honda CB1000R Neo Sports Cafe, unlike bikes in its series, is traditional-looking and decidedly sophisticated

Honda's CB series is an iconic range of motorcycles defined by its "naked" styling and sporty handling.

While the previous generation CB1000R was a semi-sports naked with a pointed headlamp assembly and colourful radiator shrouds, the latest CB1000R Neo Sports Cafe is a bit more traditional-looking.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2019, with the headline 'Honda's futuristic racer'. Print Edition | Subscribe