Honda has launched an online design app for its CBR600RR. It's a fun, if clunky program, that while containing somewhat limited customizability, manages to emphasize the fundamental rightness of the bike's design and the complete wrongness of its stock graphics (especially that awful chicken one).
Always wondered what the CBR might look like shorn of its weird take on
Honda's wing? Done. What about color-matched wheels? Done too. In fact
we're amazed at the transformative effect both modifications make to
At this point we'd love to tell you that Honda will sell you your
graphics on custom printed vinyl specifically tailored to the CBR's
bodywork. But it won't, so we can't, which is a crying shame.
The Design Your CBR app lives on a natty little micro site devoted to
both the CBR600RR and CBR1000RR that's well intentioned -- involving
potential buyers in CBR's illustrious history is a good idea -- but
ultimately very sparse, only offering the aforementioned design app, a
photo gallery, an incredibly basic timeline and a couple of videos. As
former owners of several CBRs, we could probably tell you more about
Honda sportsbike history over a half pint than all of the material on
the site ever could.