New Honda CBR1000RR Will Have LED Headlights, Leaked Sketch Tells Us

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The fun with patents is that they’re kind of public and people with enough patience can find a lot of interesting things concerning upcoming new arrivals in the motorcycle industry. Honda makes no exception to this rule, and we can now show you a leaked sketch apparently filed with a patent which might very well be the new face of Honda’s flagship liter-class machine, the CBR1000RR.
Rumors have it that Honda is no longer that secretly working on a revised version of the CBR1000RR, a machine which – truth be told - has not enjoyed epic aesthetic upgrades lately, but which is still very popular among superbike fain.

The sketch shows a completely new front cowl, with 4 individual light modules, hell hidden under the upper hood, and judging by their shape, they’re all LED. Which is awesome, as they are both energy-efficient and look awesome. The sketch involuntarily brings in discussion the current shapes of the Yamaha R1 and Ducati 1199 Panigale and its smaller brother, the 899 machine.

With slight resemblances to both (and with the rest of the superbikes, for what’s worth), this would-be new CBR1000RR design looks very detailed and aggressive, even with the exposed heatsinks which might less than appealing to some. The LED lights seem to be encased in a plastic protective module to shield them from high-speed debris impacts, and we can hope that Honda does a thorough wind tunnel test for this new potential shape, as those fins might become really “musical” at 200 km/h (120 mph).

There's still plenty of time to design and test the new face of the 2015 CBR1000RR until EICMA...
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