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VIDEO: The Honda CB1000F in all its glory

Take a look at what could be the next retro naked to hit the streets from Honda, the CB1000F

Honda CB1000F

WITH retro nakeds seemingly such a big seller at the moment, it’s really no surprise that Honda is looking back with rose-tinted specs for what we think could be their next new naked bike.

The CB1000F is, as it stands, just a design study. A concept to try and gauge public opinion before putting the bike into production. But, as you’ll see from this video, the bike in question looks to be very close to the finished article.

Using the potent CB1000R as a basis, the CB1000F takes its cues from the CB750F that found fame racing in the AMA championship in the 70s, with riders like Freddie Spencer at the helm.

While there are no confirmed performance figures for the machine from within Honda, looking at the hardware used in this prototype, it’s like the machine is a paired back and slightly detuned version of the CB1000R. IT runs USD forks, as yet unbranded, radially mounted calipers and a distinctly retro exhaust system that sprouts from the large catalytic converter mounted beneath the engine.

Everything, from the old-school decals to the lines of the seat unit, is a direct take on the iconic CB900F’s design, with the multi-element, LED rear light rounding off the bike nicely.

In a world where naked motorcycles and supernakeds seem to be getting faster, more powerful and, dare I say it, a bit ugly in the process. The prospect of having a quick, not overly powerful but, above all, great looking naked seems like a winner to us.

Let’s just hope they build it!

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