Honda – new models from the 2018 line up at EICMA | Manufacture News | News
Honda unveiled a host of new models from the 2018 line up at EICMA in Milan on Tuesday with the help of Moto GP legend Mick Doohan.
Doohan introduced the new breed of naked machines, including the Honda CB1000R ‘Neo Sport Café’ and the CB300R, both destined for Australia mid-2018.
The Africa Twin ‘Adventure Sports’ was also unveiled to mark the 30th anniversary of the original and is confirmed for Australia to form a new Africa Twin line up consisting of 3 variants; the Africa Twin Manual with ABS – CRF1000A, the Africa Twin ‘Adventure Sports’ Manual with ABS – CRF1000AL2, the Africa Twin ‘Adventure Sports’ DCT with ABS – CRF1000DL2.
The CB1000R and CB300R have a unique new identity developed under a design theme of ‘Neo Sports Café’. The new styling language is modern and minimalist, mixing sports naked and café racer inspirations with head-turning results.
Neo Sports Café’ CB1000R has multiple engine modes; 15kW power up and brings a completely new level of performance.
The CB300R shares the same modern, minimalist look as the CB1000R and offers a wealth of premium specifications for young and ‘step-up’ riders.
The Africa Twin ‘Adventure Sports’ version offers even more adventure-oriented capability, built to go even further on both on-road and off-road adventure.
With a fuel tank 5.4 litres bigger than the CRF1000L Africa Twin itself, plus longer travel suspension, higher riding position and ground clearance, heated grips, extra-large skid plate and extended fairing with protective cowl bar.
It also shares the extensive updates given to the Africa Twin, which include Throttle-By-Wire engine management with four riding modes, expanded Honda Selectable Torque Control parameters and revised intake and exhaust for stronger mid-range response.
More information on all models including confirmed colours, pricing and arrival dates will be released at a later date.