Honda is a name synonymous with motorsports. Their long lineages of superbikes are the poster boys of automotive folklore. So, expect the new 2018 Honda RVF1000 to debut international markets with all guns blazing. Although Honda has kept everything under wraps, motor magazines and insiders have unearthed some viable information regarding their latest creation.
2018 Honda RVF1000 – Visual Aesthetics
Going by speculations, expect this two wheel machine to sport a fully track themed outlook. It will sport a large, muscular fuel tank, which accentuates the low-flung handlebars in front. The rear end rises sharply to project a slightly crouching stance.
This new model will also come with Brembo disc calipers equipped wheels that facilitate superior braking performance. Customers will probably get top quality Pirelli tires which provide better grip in wet conditions.
Coming to the body frame, the bike will adorn a new cast aluminum chassis. This chassis is built in three sections, which minimizes cost and boosts production volume. Honda designers believe that this frame setup will improve engine performance and overall maneuverability.
Coming to all things mechanical, this Japanese superbike has a litany of new features. For starters, Honda will introduce a new V4 engine which dethrones the older 4-cylinder variant. Sources claim that this new engine comes from the RC213V-S. But this new rendition will enjoy a few tweaks which will boost power output to around 160 hp.
New suspensions might include Ohlins specimens that will feature in both front and back. In other news, the Honda RVF1000 2018 will get: –
- An RC30 inspired single-sided swing-arm
- A Panigale-fashioned front which links the headstock and monocoque together.
- U-bent brace which secures the swing-arm pivot section.
2018 Honda RVF1000 – Price, Release Date and Competition
Going by market situations, expect this new Honda thoroughbred to square off against heavyweights like Yamaha YZF-R1M and Ducati Panigale R. So, initial costs for this 2018 Honda RVF1000 will start from around $35,000 or more. And far as release date goes, customers will see this bike in showrooms by late 2017 or early 2018.