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Honda CBR 1000 RR, what legend bikes are made of

The Honda CBR 1000 RR motorcycle is the most beautiful and speedy of its kind. Known in some countries as the Fireblade, is a 999 cc, liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder sport bike that was introduced by Honda in 2004 as the seventh-generation of the series of motorcycles that began with the CBR900RR in 1992.

The Honda CBR 1000 RR was developed by the same team that was behind the MotoGP series. Many of the new technologies introduced in the Honda CBR600 RR, a direct descendant of the RC211V, were used in the new CBR1000 RR such as a lengthy swingarm, Unit Pro-Link rear suspension, and Dual Stage Fuel Injection System.

The eighth generation RR was introduced in 2006 and offered incremental advancements over the earlier model with more power, better handling and less weight. Changes for 2006 included:

New intake and exhaust porting, higher compression ratio, revised cam timing, more intake valve lift, double springs for the intake valves, higher redline, larger rear sprocket, new exhaust system,  new chassis geometry, larger 320 mm front brake discs but thinner at 4.5 mm, revised front suspension, revised rear suspension with new linkage ratios, new lighter swingarm and revised front fairing design.

In 2012, the twelfth-generation Fireblade celebrated its 20th anniversary, revised for 2012, featuring Showa’s Big Piston suspension technology, further improved software for the combined-ABS System, new 12-spoke wheels, aerodynamic tweaks, an all LCD display and other minor updates.

In 2014, the Honda CBR 1000 RR introduced a retuned engine for additional power, modified rider position along with new windscreen. Also added a performance oriented “SP” variant.

PROS:

The speed limit of the Honda is recorded between 300-335km/h

Design makes less room for air to slow bike down

Trusted bike brand

CONS:

As all bikes, accidents can lead to serious injury and death

Mirrors are not well designed to see rear roadside

Although Honda’s bike designs are in a beauty class of one kind, these bikes can become quite pricey, but none the less, a jewel of a find!

 

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