2011 Honda CBR1000RR, CBR600RR, Shamu: new colors

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These are the new European colors for the Honda CBR1000RR, Honda CBR600RR and Shamu. While the two CBRs have some really nice new schemes like this tri-color 1000, Shamu is available for the first time in black. They say it’s slimming.

  • gkanai

    Can’t wait for the day that Honda Marketing uses “Shamu” in their own copy. ;)

  • ElDiablo

    Not one of those paint schemes look remotely attractive, except for the Repsol replica. but how could anyone mess that up anyway?

    • Mitch

      I like the HRC 1000RR and the new orange 600RR I like, cutesy ‘see through’ fairings and all. Better than the Tony the Tiger orange 2008 anyway.

  • MTGR

    Just waiting for the day someone photo-shops white eye patches onto the black Shamu to complete the look.

    Better yet, Honda could release an official “Shamu” kit of decals. Limited run only, of course.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      someone needs to photoshop this right away.

  • Jimboz

    I thought common consensus was that the new VFR was Shamu? The CBR1000′s always been the most attractive of the current literbike class.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      VFR=Shamu. CBR=Sex.

  • robotribe

    These paint schemes are awesome

    …to my younger self around 1980 during the 5th grade.

    So Honda is the official “also-ran” of 2011. Hell, HD is making more of an effort.

    • http://www.thisblueheaven.com Mark D

      They kind of shot their development wad with the “VFR”. In their defense, when it seemed like everybody else was not introducing anything new, Shamu stole the show.

    • Mitch

      Luckily this gen of 600 and 1000RR are fantastic, so if they have to freeze development I’m happy its on these models.

  • http://www.twitter.com/beastincarnate Beast Incarnate

    “They say it’s slimming.” Someone needs to let the VFR team know a secret that the CBR team is well aware of: weight reduction is slimming, not paint.

    Damn, that thing still looks enormous. Even more after looking at the CBRs.

  • Mitch

    But what about the 2011 DN-01!? New colors, options? I’m on the edge of my seat here!