It’s another black day for Yamaha dealers as Honda announces its UK price of the new CBF1000F-ABS all-rounder.
The 106bhp Fireblade-engined CBD1000F will cost £1500 less than its opposite number the admittedly more powerful 147bhp R1-engined FZ1 Fazer. The ABS-equipped CBF1000FA will cost £8875 on the road compared to the FZ1 Fazer’s £10,349.
Says Honda of the new bike: ‘The new CBF1000FA features a sporty, single exhaust end-can to its 998cc Fireblade-derived motor, which is tuned for torque, but features slightly higher compression ratio to the existing CBF1000 range and around 10bhp more.
'Despite this increased power, Honda’s frugal PGM-FI system makes the CBF1000F still more fuel-efficient. The machine also utilises a new aluminium frame, replacing the steel original, which with improved suspension and adjustability, delivers even better handling and lighter weight.
'In addition, Honda’s reputed Combined ABS (C-ABS) system is equipped as standard on the UK’s CBF1000F to further enhance the machine’s safety and performance.
‘The sporty edge to the CBF1000FA continues in the styling with a racier, slimmer look to the half-fairing and a sporty new dash layout.
'This includes a large, central analogue rev-counter and digital speedometer along with practical touches such as dual trip meters and fuel gauge, which also shows both real-time and average fuel consumption.
'Sporty can still mean comfy, as the CBF1000FA features a four-position windscreen, three-position seat and adjustable handlebars, as well as six-spoke wheels.’