Honda CB-F Retro Concept Unveiled

Modified On Mar 31, 2020 By Benjamin Noel Gracias for Honda CB1000R Plus

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This CB750-inspired retro motorcycle is a CB1000R underneath

Honda CB-F Retro Concept Unveiled

The current-gen Honda CB1000R carries a striking neo-retro design. Honda’s newly unveiled CB-F concept based on the CB1000R goes further down the vintage lane and the result is spectacular. Those of you wondering whether Honda has revived the legendary CB750, you are partially correct.

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The CB-F concept draws inspiration from the CB750, hence the 70’s inspired boxy looking fuel tank, one-piece tail section and a flat seat.  Even the one-piece chrome exhaust looks delightfully retro. To round it up, the CB-F concept is finished in a period-correct silver paint job with blue and grey stripes. The modern bit comes in the form of an LED-lit headlamp and a square colour TFT instrument console. 

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Honda CB-F Retro Concept Unveiled

It is only the design that is retro though. Underneath that retro bodywork is a very modern Honda CB1000R. It gets a 998cc liquid-cooled in-line four motor that delivers 146PS and 104Nm. Underpinnings include an upside-down front fork and monoshock at the rear. It is topped off by a single-sided swingarm that gives the retro concept a clean look.  

The Honda CB-F concept is highly likely to make it to production where it will rival the highly desirable Kawasaki Z900RS sold abroad.

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