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Steered by ‘retro-in­dus­trial min­i­mal­ism’ (what­ever that is) the CB1000R has been styled with a whole new con­cept in mind; the ‘Neo Sports Café’ theme. It’s some­where be­tween a café racer from years gone by and a naked sports bike of the fu­ture – a bizarre con­cept but one that’s worked well. Its ‘trape­zoid’ sil­hou­ette is 90mm shorter than its pre­de­ces­sor, giv­ing it a short, sharp ap­pear­ance. In­stead of tacky chunks of plas­tic fin­ish­ing off the ‘R, Honda have taste­fully gone for brushed alu­minium, more of­ten than not fea­tur­ing the CB logo to com­ple­ment the ma­chined en­gine cases, slashed ex­haust and LED light­ing.

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