Honda would be launching the 2018 CBR 1000RR Fireblade and 2018 Goldwing globally later this year and in early next year in India. Both models have been the cream layer of all Honda motorcycles sold around the world, with the CBR being Honda's flagship of high-performance motorcycling and the Goldwing being the premiership of ultra-luxurious motorcycle cruisers. It is confirmed that the two high-end motorcycles' 2018 models would see their global launch in November 2017, with the India launch slated for January 2018.
Honda Goldwing is an extremely niche motorcycle, competing with the Harley-Davidson CVO Limited and the Indian Roadmaster. The Goldwing has always been ahead of its competition when only the powertrain is considered, as it is powered by one of the largest engine ever to be fitted on a motorcycle. It is powered by a 1,832cc flat-six-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 117bhp and a peak torque output of 167Nm. The rear wheel is shaft-driven via a 5-speed gearbox.
Honda CRR 1000RR will not be a completely new design. The motorcycle will be an evolution of the current design, but just that little bit sharper. Patents show twin LED headlamps set back inside the front fairing, while the rear end remains almost the same. The 5bhp step up in power compared to the current motorcycle is not a big step up, but Honda seems to have concentrated on other aspects with the 2018 CBR 1000RR - weight, stability and advanced electronics. The 2018 Honda Fireblade will weigh around eight kilograms lesser than the current model, which should make the motorcycle quicker and handle better.
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