Honda to launch 'sportier bike'

A new motorbike which is sportier and more fuel-efficient than previous incarnations will hit the markets this autumn.

Honda has designed the CBF 1000F which is seven per cent more fuel-efficient thanks to the latest fuel injection and electronic engine management controls.

It will have a single exhaust and 10bhp more.

There is improved suspension and adjustability on the model, which has a new aluminium frame, replacing the steel original.

The sporty edge continues in the styling with a racier, slimmer look to the half-fairing and a new dash layout. This includes a large, central analogue rev-counter and digital speedometer along with dual trip meters and fuel gauge, which also shows real-time and average fuel consumption.

Drivers of different sizes are catered for by a four-position windscreen, three-position seat and adjustable handlebars.

The CBF range includes the standard model at £7,075 and £7,575 (ABS), with the CBF1000GT, which features fairing lowers and a three-box luggage system, at £8,425. The new CBF1000F will also come with a range of accessories, including luggage, heated grips, alarm and U-lock.

The cost is anticipated to be around £9,000.

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