World Superbike testing at Phillip Island came to a close today, and when the dust settled, reigning champion Tom Sykes stamped his authority, setting the fastest time of the test at 1:30.239, just five thousandths shy of the outright lap record held by Carlos Checa. The time was set during the morning session of testing, […]
EICMA 2013: 2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP First Impressions – Video
It may not have a fancy electronics suite like many of its rivals, but the Honda CBR1000RR has long been one of our favorite literbikes due to its light and nimble handling combined with strong, accessible torque. For 2014, Honda is upping the ante with the CBR1000RR SP edition.
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No, it still doesn’t have any electronic aids, but it does have a bevy of top shelf suspension components. Ohlins provides the front fork, which is paired with Brembo four-piston calipers on both sides. A TTX Ohlins rear shock sits out back, and both front and rear Ohlins units are valved specifically to Honda’s specifications. The engine, too, receives some top-end massaging for a boost in power. All told, this should be one sharp canyon carving or trackday shredding machine. See what E-i-C Kevin Duke thinks about the new Honda CBR1000RR SP in the video below.
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