Honda CBR1000RR

With three of the Japanese majors either having released, or releasing, new superbikes in the litre-class, namely Yamaha with the R1 earlier in 2015, Kawasaki with the ZX-10R recently and Suzuki with the GSX-R 1000 L7 coming soon, Honda seems to be left out of the game in 2016. Or is it?

A photo of what is purported to be the new 2017 Honda CBR1000RR has appeared on the cover of Japanese motorcycle magazine Young Machine, with the subtitle “Evolution of conjecture!” While the picture is, of course, unverified and without a primary reference, the motorcycle does bear a striking similarity to what might emerge from the Honda works in Hamamatsu.

The nose fairing shares many design cues with the rumoured CBR250RR replacement model, the tail end also shares some DNA with Honda Racing Corporation’s MotoGP bikes. If such is the case, does this mean we get to see a new CBR superbike in 2017? Share your thoughts and opinions by leaving a comment.