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Honda CB-F Concept Could Enter Production Soon

By general consensus, one of Honda’s smartest looking naked bikes came from the CB-F family, including the CB900F from the 1980s. Earlier this year, Honda unveiled the CB-F concept pictured, and it is largely based on an existing production motorcycle . . . the CB1000R.

These underpinnings are potent and modern with a 998cc four-cylinder putting out more than 140 horsepower at the crank coupled with a modern chassis – including upside-down forks, single shock and radial-mounted front brake calipers. Of course, styling a retro machine around an existing engine/chassis that is already in production has the advantage of dramatically speeding-up production of the retro.

Other modern touches on the CB-F concept include LED headlight and tail light, as well as a TFT instrument panel. Honda won’t say when, or if, the CB-F concept will enter production for sale to the public, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it as a 2021 production model.

80 Comments

  1. Ralph G says:

    As an old (83)rider since the early 1950s, I have to wonder where the rear fender went. Nice design overall, but elements of the Husqvarna “Svartpilen” seem present, here, and I can’t say I find that attractive. Sort of like a Manx cat: Where’s the tail?

  2. Zuki says:

    I’d like this styling approach applied to the CB300R.

  3. JoeMarino says:

    I would love to get this one just add fly screen and it’s perfect.