2012 Honda CBF1000 F1
EURO STYLE: The CBF1000FA is manufactured at Honda’s Italian subsidiary.
LONG WAY AROUND: In addition to the top box, Honda also offers panniers to turn it into a budget tourer.
FAMILY RESEMBLANCE: The CBF’s headlamps come from the CBR600 parts bin.
BOXED IN: The top box is practical but the latch is finicky.
SILENCE IS GOLDEN: The standard muffler keeps the engine sounds from waking the dead.
STOPPING POWER: combines ABS and authorative brakes effectively harness the big mill’s power.
DIRECTION IS CLEAR: neat integrated front indicators add to the bike’s conservative good looks.
GET A GRIP: Top box mount look utilitarian but work well.
FLOWING LINES: The integration of plastic and metal are part of the CBF’s Eurocentric styling bias.