Honda Motorcycles has revealed its updated CB1000R 2021 naked bike which debuts a familiar, yet more aggressive design language.

For 2021, the Honda CB1000R takes on an angrier, forward-set stance, with new seven-spoke wheels, a redesigned headlight, as well as a handful of new details throughout.

Honda CB1000R 2021 silver

Honda says it achieved the forward-set look by slanting the position of the round headlight, and by angling various trim pieces like new aluminium shrouds and airbox covers, in the direction of travel.

Rounding up the exterior changes is a completely redesigned aluminium subframe and a more compact registration plate holder.

Now included is a 5.0-inch TFT instrument cluster with smartphone mirroring and voice control, and a USB charging point is now equipped under the seat.

Honda CB1000R tft

The chassis remains unchanged, however, Honda says that a new tune has resulted in smoother power delivery from its 107kW/104Nm 998cc four-cylinder engine.

As the model transitions to Euro5 emissions standards, Honda engineers have tweaked the powertrain with more efficient intake components, while modifications to the exhaust are said to express a deeper tone high in the rev range.

Honda CB1000R Black Edition

For the first time, the CB1000R will be offered in a special Black Edition, which features blacked-out parts that are complimented with but a few machined aluminium details.

The Black Edition also gets a quickshifter as standard and unique badging.

Standard CB1000R 2021 units will be available in three colour schemes, Candy Chromosphere Red, Mat Ballistic Black Metallic and Matt Beta Silver Metallic.

Honda CB1000R 2021

Australian pricing and availability details have yet to be confirmed, however, the outgoing CB1000R is priced from $19,239 rideaway.

Carrying over from before is full LED lighting, self-cancelling indicators, and adjustable premium Showa suspension.

The braking system sees four-piston callipers grabbing 310mm discs up front and a 256mm disc with a twin-piston setup at the rear.

Four rider modes can be toggled, including Rain, Standard, Sport and the editable Custom.

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