The Honda CB1000R, what a great bike!

I bought my 2018 Honda CB1000R three years ago during the COVID dreaded lockdown so I have been able to use her very little so far. In the UK this model never had great sales and thus the value for money was amazing, I paid less than 7k Pounds for this lovely example with only 13k kms on the clock and in great condition with full service history, the dark red finish with brushed aluminium is classy and beautiful.

I removed the standard air filter and fitted a washable BMC filter (that job was awful cos there is almost zero space to work on the air filter behind the engine) and I also removed the standard exhaust end can (which was super-heavy) and fitted a Leo Vince version which saves several kilos and sounds super, not loud at all just meaty.

This Honda is called a Neo Retro Cafe Racer (whatever that means) and is a totally classy bike with some stunning features. The brushed aluminium parts are classy and the bike is super quality, feels very light for the stated 220kgs and the clutch, brakes and gearchange are all very light to operate (typical Honda).

Riding her is like riding a 600 cos she feels very light and handles like a dream but when you open her up goodness she picks up her skirt and FLIES (140 ish horsepower), today I saw 195 kph and she was wanting to go faster but on a naked bike the wind resistance becomes a bit too strong at high speeds, to be honest. But such fun to ride, tasty as hell. Some pics follow. lovely bike and wonderful fun. PS I just changed the oil and oil filter so she will now run even better mmm.


Published by Simon

I offer an ever-developing range of services to satisfy an ever-changing set of markets. Born in the UK I have lived in Italy for more than 20 years. I can help you to experience a touch of the real Italian experience which goes beyond your dreams but without stress nor unwanted suprises.

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