Following on from the success of the CB1100 RS 5Four a new project emerges; the 2021 CB1000R 5Four, a limited production run in partnership with Honda UKEach bike a homage to the sheer beauty of classic endurance racing Hondas, built on a base of contemporary Neo-Sports Café style Available to order through the Honda dealer network with Hire Purchase, Vehicle Purchase Loan or Personal Contract Purchase agreement with Honda Finance Europe Plc
Honda has never been afraid to apply its technology, engineering and imagination to create motorcycles that inhabit new spaces in the marketplace. The CB1000R is one such bike. Introduced in 2018, born under the banner of ‘Neo Sports Café,’ it’s a fusion of Sport Naked and bare-boned Café Racer inspirations. Combining more with less, the CB1000R gives its rider a huge amount of usable engine performance with the control of a super sports machine. Whichever way it’s approached – aesthetics, emotions, performance or technology – the CB1000R has proved itself a hard motorcycle to ignore.
With aggressively updated styling for 2021, the CB1000R caught the eye of 5Four motorcycles’ Guy Willison, the man behind the beautiful 2019 CB1100 RS 5Four. Guy is a professional bike designer and builder who has found two-wheeled TV fame on The Motorbike Show (among other programmes). As he explains, he could not resist the chance to move on to a new creation for Honda UK:
“Now here is an already fabulous bike crying out for the 5Four treatment. An obvious starting point? The rear. The 5Four tail tidy has no exterior bracketry so the lines are clean. We’ve also fitted a slim LED rear light enabling the number plate to be mounted as high as possible revealing the whole of the rear tyre. The 5Four composite fairing has been designed to flow with the existing lines of the bike and offer some respite from the elements for the rider and carries an individually numbered Limited Edition badge. Each bike comes with a fantastic Racefit titanium Growler X exhaust to enhance the single sided swingarm and beautiful new for 2021 spoked wheels; we’ve also fitted black adjustable dog-leg levers with anodized red adjusters and billet mirrors. The supple leather seat has been hand-stitched in the trademark 5Four diamond-padded pattern and, for the paint, we’ve brought the Works Hondas of old bang-up-to-date with stunning candy red, blue and pearl white. The tank also wears a lovingly hand-painted Honda racing logo. We’re so proud of the CB1000R 5Four – and it’s as good to ride as it is to look at!”