If you require a bike that’s easy to live with and is possessed of an intimidating aura, the CB1000R Black Edition is the perfect candidate.
This dark delight isn’t always easy to get a fix on, which is by design, of course. Some bikes are created with in-your-face colours and graphics – but this is simply not what the Black Edition’s all about. Sometimes, less is more and, because black represents an absence of light, it’s a look that makes this CB1000R all the more impressive when it emerges from the shadows.
Stealthy though it is, this bike is more than capable of announcing its presence; with the throttle opened wide, a rasping, deep-thrumming sound emits from an appropriately all-black 4-2-1 exhaust.