Honda CB1000R

4.57 | 14 Review(s)
This Jun, 2018 Model has expired

In Malaysia, Honda has discontinued the CB1000R and this Motorcycles model is out of production.

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Honda CB1000R Pros & Cons

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Things we like in CB1000R

For the purists

Race honed performance

Top-notch handling


Things we don't like in CB1000R

Expensive than the competition

Outdated looks

Lacking in tech

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Recent Updates of CB1000R

This naked sports bike from Honda has not seen any major changes in the Malaysian market recently. Available in Bordeaux Red Metallic and Mat Jeans Blue Metallic colours, the CB1000R comes powered by a 998cc inline four-cylinder liquid-cooled DOHC engine that makes 143hp of power at 10500rpm and 104Nm of torque at 8250 rpm. The Euro-5 compliant engine has four riding modes – Rain, Road, Sport and User. The braking setup consists of twin 310 diameter discs combined with four-piston callipers on the front wheel and a single two-piston calliper and 256 mm disc at the rear wheel.


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Honda CB1000R Review 2024

The world of litre-class superbikes changes constantly. The competition on the track is just as fierce as it is for market share. The rate at which tech developed on the race track is transferred to the bikes on the road is very rapid. What the company does with that bike, however, is another matter altogether. This is possibly why we in Malaysia are yet to get new for 2017 Honda CBR1000RR in the country. Instead we have to manage with the CBR that was launched in 2012. Without a hint of exaggeration it can be said that superbike technology has gone through a sea change in this time. The new Honda CBR1000RR does come with a lot of upgrades that bridge the technology gape from before. But the one we get here is still the old one. While being old, it is as good a superbike as they come and delivers a purity of performance like no other. Honda sells it with and without ABS at prices starting at around Php 140000. Also vying for the segment are the newer and cheaper Kawasaki ZX-10R and BMW S1000RR.

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Brand Honda Malaysia
Price RM 74,999
Body Type Super Sport


Engine 998 cc
Transmission Type Manual
Power Output 143.4 hp and 104 Nm of torque
Fuel Type Petrol
Drive Type Chain Drive


Seating Capacity 2 Seater
Width 789 mm
Length 2120 mm
Height 1090 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm

Honda CB1000R Design

This is the 12th generation of the CBR1000RR and carries much the same styling introduced in the 2008 version. It is that same friendly face in the front with the twin multi-reflector headlight setup flanking the high clear windshield. The side panels are clean with no unnecessary vents and slashes. Curves dominate the side view that make the bike look comfortable. The stubby flat exhaust gives the bike some clean undisturbed lines. This restrained approach to styling is characteristically Honda and gives it a race replica feel that is not too overly aggressive. Whether you appreciate it or not is another matter. The new design is a more aggressive looking machine that makes the old bike look outdated. The bike is also very compact with dimensions of 2077 mm (L) X 685 mm (W) X 1135 mm (H) and a wheelbase of 1407 mm. 130 mm of ground clearance give it some practicality. The bike rides on 17” 12 spoke cast aluminum wheels with 120/70 front and 190/50n rear tires. Instrumentation uses a highly customizable multi-functional LCD digital display that shows everything from trip meter and lap timer to coolant temperature and shift and gear position indicators. Honda provides it in three different color choices- Pearl Sunbeam White, Victory Red and Graphite Black.

CB1000R Ride & Handling

The front gets a 43 mm Showa inverted front fork with preload, compression and rebound adjustment and 120 mm stroke length. The rear gets a Unit Pro-Link with gas-charged HMAS damper featuring 10-step preload and stepless compression and rebound damping adjustment with 138.2 mm stroke. Additionally it uses a balance free rear cushion with preload, compression and rebound adjustment and 62 mm stroke length. The chassis is a four piece twin spar aluminum frame that centralizes the bike’s 211 kg mass for better handling. The gull wing swingarm is longer improved traction and better feedback. Make no mistake the bike is indeed a very good track weapon. It is the closest thing to a race replica of the RC212V for the road. Without the electronic wizardry it is also probably the last refuge for anyone who wants a rawer experience on the track. The 820 mm high seat makes for some tiptoeing but the riding position with lowered clip on handlebars is extremely race focused. The second generation Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) enhances stability at every speed by optimizing the steering angle changes.

Honda CB1000R Engine & Fuel Consumption

A decent 131 kW of peak power is produced by the bike’s 16 valve DOHC inline four engine at 12000 rpm. The torque figure is equally encouraging at 112 Nm produced at 8500 rpm. The engine is liquid cooled and uses a Programmed Dual Sequential Fuel Injection system for smoother fuel delivery. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed transmission and a wet multi-plate clutch. It also comes equipped with the same slipper clutch as in the RC212V Moto GP racer. Apart from ensuring smooth gear shifting and a light lever feel, this also reduces engine back-torque transmitted to the rear wheel when down shifting along with increasing chassis stability under deceleration and upon entering corners. As expected the engine is refined with no vibrations. The bike also comes with a large 17.7 L fuel tank and delivers up to 18 km/L of fuel economy. All this might sound very encouraging but then the bike lacks a lot in terms of techno wizardry that has come to be expected at this price and performance range. There are no power modes, quick shifter or traction control.

CB1000R Braking & Safety

The front gets dual 320 mm dual discs with 4 piston calipers while the rear gets a single 220 mm disc with a single piston caliper. However the cake is taken by the combined ABS system that continuously optimizes and distributes the brake force between the front and rear for best braking performance at any speeds.

Honda CB1000R Verdict

The Honda CBR1000RR is a very capable superbike that comes with a track focused attitude and not much else. It looks outdated and is lacking in technology. This however could work in favor of purists that do not like the interference of electronic nannies. The rest of us would have to wait for the new CBR1000RR to make it into Malaysia.

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  • Stylish and high-tech

    I want my bike to be a superb machine and hence I researched vigorously and compared the Honda CB1000R with many other bikes before buying it. It is...

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    Adriel Jan 24, 2024 for Honda CB1000R
  • A friendly super naked bike

    My experience with super naked bikes has always been horrible. I consider them more of a showpiece than a performance version. But one of my friends...

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    Kim Jul 10, 2023 for Honda CB1000R
  • Looks old you can pass on this one

    The CB1000R is not the best looking motorcycle. I am not really fond of the design, and somehow even in real life it looks dated and old. Now, if you...

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    Yones Mar 16, 2023 for Honda CB1000R
  • Perfect fusion of super naked and retro vibe when it comes to bikes

    What I noticed first about the bike is this is neither chasing its previous super naked charm neither this is inclined to go total retro. Rather this...

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    Andrew Jan 30, 2023 for Honda CB1000R
  • The street legend whose presence is enough!

    The Honda CB1000R is one such bike that overwhelms the street with its presence, thanks to the commendable design and body sculpt that the automaker...

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    Anderson Jul 01, 2022 for Honda CB1000R
  • Beautiful looking Honda bike that offers mind boggling riding capability

    There is a wow factor attached to this bike which I could sense the moment I looked at it in the Honda showroom for the first time. The bike looks...

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    hakim May 19, 2022 for Honda CB1000R
  • The naked beast!

    The Honda CB 1000R is one of those offerings which you don’t want to go wrong! The bike is designed for the extreme as it brings out the best of...

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    abumusa May 04, 2022 for Honda CB1000R
  • For long hauls

    My neighbor has a Honda CB1000R and I love the styling of the bike. It’s an absolute looker no doubt. Honda has struck the perfect balance between...

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    Aswab Jan 11, 2022 for Honda CB1000R
  • A prolific performer

    This Honda CB 1000 R's riding quality is just incredible. I've never ridden a more comfortable bike in my life. The two-main wheeler's...

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    Hadees Oct 31, 2021 for Honda CB1000R
  • A very powerful scrambler

    I love riding exotic bikes, especially from categories that look different. While most people prefer riding a Ninja or a Yamaha in the litre-class...

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    Isaac Jul 15, 2021 for Honda CB1000R
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