The 2012 Honda CBR1000RR gains fancy new suspension and revised aerodynamics. The former won’t carry over to the already incredibly high-spec world of SBK racing, but the aerodynamics should. Peak under the chin of this new Castrol Honda and you’ll … Continued
It’s easy to feel a bit sorry for liter bikes as 2011 slowly becomes 2012. They’ve reached some sort of pinnacle — without exception the entire class is now so impossibly fast that the bikes have become distinguished not by … Continued
So far as a defining mechanical unique selling points go, “balance free rear cushion” isn’t exactly the most evocative description. Not only does it evoke pillows rather than greasy parts, but it just lacks the pizzaz of terms like “EXUP,” … Continued
In 1992, the Honda CBR900RR Fireblade forever changed motorcycling. In the decade preceding its launch, two-wheeled performance had already undergone something of a renaissance. The 1984 Kawasaki GPZ900R made an insane amount of power — 115bhp — allowing it to … Continued
Bad cell phone shots of the 2012 Honda CBR1000RR leaked last month. But, here’s the real deal; 62 high-res studio shots of the lightly updated model. “Lightly updated,” you ask? Same frame, same engine (it’s supposedly a bit smoother now) … Continued
The first every stock liter bike to cross the 200mph barrier in land speed record racing? It’s not a 193bhp BMW S1000RR or 197bhp 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R, it’s a humble 175bhp Honda CBR1000RR, ridden by a girl.
In 2012, the Honda Fireblade or, as we colonials like to call it, a Honda CBR with some big numbers and a couple Rs, turns 20. Time to celebrate, right? Sure, if you can call the relatively minor facelift seen … Continued