The 2010 Honda CBF1000 doesn’t just get tweaked bodywork and fresh paint; it is an entirely new motorcycle.
Topping the changes is a move from a steel frame to a new aluminum frame that is more compact and is claimed to improve handling. The lighter frame contributes to a 5-kg reduction in weight to 245 kg wet. Other chassis changes include a new 41 mm preload-adjustable telescopic fork with revised damping rates and a shock that adds adjustable rebound damping.
The CBF’s CBR1000-sourced engine gets a nine-horsepower boost to 106, as well as a tad more torque, while fuel consumption is said to have improved by seven percent.
A larger, more protective fairing contains new instruments and a new four-position adjustable windscreen (120 mm vertical range) that raises or lowers manually without tools, and as with the previous model, seat height is adjustable from 780 to 805 mm in 15-mm increments.
More aggressive styling now includes a single, large-volume muffler, and fuel capacity is up one litre to 20 for increased range.
The 2010 CBF1000A is available only through Honda Powerhouse dealers and is available only in pearl yellow. Retail price is $12,999 and combined ABS is standard.