The big H has tinkered with a host of models. Here are the biggest changes.

Honda updates sweep across the range



The adventure-styled NC750X gets more poke: Peak power of the 750cc parallel twin engine rises to 43kW. A 6kg weight reduction and shorter ratios for the first three gears add further to a sportier feel, as do sharper design lines and smaller fairings.

The NC750X also benefits from an increase in volume of the central storage area to 23 litres, new screen, full colour LCD instrument panel, USB port and 30mm lower seat; Honda Selectable Torque Control settings now offer finer levels of control.

2021 HONDA NC750X



For 2021, the X-ADV receives a major update with improvements to engine and chassis coupled with a sharper new look and new technologies.

The X-ADV shares many of the NC750X’s updates, with a sportier ride from a 3kW power increase (to 43kW), optimised gear ratios, reworked frame and 3kg weight reduction, plus enhanced technology in the shape of new rider modes operating through Throttle by Wire, and refinements to the Dual Clutch Transmission and Honda Selectable Torque Control settings.




The CB1000R, is updated with new, ‘hunched forward’ styling, teardrop-shaped headlight surround, smaller side shrouds, upward-slanting rear subframe and seven-spoke wheels.

The new CB1000R Black Edition gets a Deep Graphite Black paint scheme and black headlight bezel, fly-screen, fork stanchions, radiator shrouds, airbox covers, exhaust and muffler details.

The CBR1000RR Fireblade-derived inline four-cylinder engine has revised fuel injection settings, and both CB1000R and CB1000R ‘Black Edition’ feature the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system, connecting to a new full-colour TFT display.

2021 HONDA CB1000R

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