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    2018 Neo Sport Cafe CB1000R ride reviews

    I know that some people have posted reviews in the "Rumours..." thread , but I think it'd be good to have a separate place to read opinions on the new bike, rather than 'casting back' thru a dozen pages of other stuff to get there. Sooooo... let me begin with:

    Launch test: Honda's slightly mental CB1... | Visordown


    hint: they like it!
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    Good idea. They do seem to like it. I like the fast turning. Was it FastBikes that had some dumb comment about long wheelbase and slow turning? Without even riding it.


    MCN first ride

    https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/...honda-cb1000r/

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    I'm happy that it kept the easy to ride everywhere character of the old bike. That's one of the things I love about mine - it will putter around town all day without ever complaining about it, and it sounds like this one's the same.

    No Canadian pricing yet - but if it's priced the same at the MT10 here, that puts it around 16K. I don't know that I'd pay that for one.

    The production version looks nicer than the prototype I saw at the show here in January. I must swing past the local dealer and have a look-see if they have one.

    I still REALLY like the 300 version.

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    to coincide with the official launch, here's all the Honda promo bumpfff:
    https://hondanews.eu/eu/en/motorcycl...-honda-cb1000r
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    and here's a somewhat wordy, rather less than detailed, report from a Carole Nash rider:
    https://www.carolenash.com/insidebik...honda-cb1000r/
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    Interesting picture of the underside in this week's MCN

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    hmmm will be hard to decat! :/
    HRC Repsol (my bike now)
    Whiteout (what it started out like)

    PS125, CBF600, Hornet 600, CB1000R
    "its like a hornet on 'roids!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by doser View Post
    and here's a somewhat wordy, rather less than detailed, report from a Carole Nash rider:
    https://www.carolenash.com/insidebik...honda-cb1000r/
    That's an encouraging write up.---It describes very well what the bike is intended for.--I think the biking fans will take to this bike once they have tried it.

    Several reports also say it has an excellent finish too.---A good sales point.
    Personal Disclaimer:
    My thoughts are intended to provide a sounding board for your own.
    Some of what I say may go against your own thoughts and may seem harsh, targeted and malicious.
    This is not my intention – I am simply using my experience, including other peoples, as a way of debating and giving advice - of which there is no guarantee that it's correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by panagiotis View Post
    hmmm will be hard to decat! :/
    exhaust details from the Honda site:
    "A new exhaust also adds to the CB1000R’s mid-range muscle and weight reduction. It’s a 4-2-1 design, feeding via 4 short catalysers into a main chamber, which then feeds a dual chamber muffler. A link pipe joins the 2 main pipes just before the catalysers, boosting torque from 5,000rpm up. At 11.2kg it’s 4.5kg lighter. The exhaust note has been tuned internally, meaning that as the revs rise past 5,500rpm it takes on a significantly deeper, more raw tone."

    I'm sure various companies will design and offer full exhaust systems fairly soon; but I also imagine that none of them will increase power. Airflow (both in and out) in modern engines is so complex, there's no way anyone without major sophisticated testing is going to be able to 'beat' the factory.
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