Is there anything left to be said about the 2009 Honda CBR600RR? I agree with you. Nothing, except the fact that they made it look almost too refined in the promotional video destined for the European market. Or is it only the specific color schemes? Most likely and we love it.
WesllCorp have come up with a four wheel kit for motorcycles in an attempt to improve performance and implicit lap times without cutting in the pleasure that only two wheels can offer. They call it Wesll Suspension and it can be mounted both on street and off-road motorcycles. And not just any motorcycles. We’re talking about models such as the Honda CBR600RR (our favorite), Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Kawasaki ZX-10R, just to mention a few.
Featuring a maximum of 28 inches of travel, the unusual kit will transform any motorcycle into a quad. The four tires offer better grip which results into the ability to brake later before a corner and accelerate faster out of it.
Here’s a short demonstration video of the system mounted on a CBR600RR motorcycle.
Honda really managed to stand out in 2008 with the all-new CBR1000RR and now the bike sees a double way into the future as two versions are available for 2009: the simple Honda CBR1000RR, featuring new colors (including a Repsol Edition) and the Honda CBR1000RR ABS.
Together with the CBR600RR promo, Honda also launches the video with the same purposes for the 2009 CBR1000RR model. Also revised for 2009, the Fireblade features the Combined ABS system as the only technical novelty. Riders can choose from the HRC special edition, Repsol Race replica, Plated Black and Pearl Blue colors, but this video is dedicated to the HRC special edition which celebrates Honda’s 50 years of racing. Now that’s something!
Honda presents the official video for the 2009 CBR600RR model. The new machine features the Combined ABS system, adding an extra 10kg to the overall weight while, technically, it carries on with no other technical upgrades. Also, during the video, you’ll be seeing the shiny new color schemes as the bike is being ridden on public roads and raced on the track…or better said raced in both environments.
They say no racer tries hard enough if it doesn’t eventually end up crashing, but we have no reason to question Michael Schumacher’s ambition as these pictures reflect that best.
Practicing at Sachsenring for the German Superbike, the former F1 champion skid the peg too much until it ended up crashing his Honda CBR1000RR during a high-speed corner. The funny part is the face he made while preparing to face the unforgiving test of the asphalt
Brainiac Richard Hammond is out to find the answer to a question only possible in the famous TV show: is a firework faster than the Fireblade or can a golf ball beat both at the same time.
With a top speed of 190 mph, the Honda is a fierce contender, but fireworks are also extremely fast accelerating, as well as golf balls. So in order to see which one is faster, the biker gets a 50 yard run out while the other two racing..things go from a standstill.
I wouldn’t put my money on the bike even though I have a feeling it won’t be the last one.
Remember the news about Michael Schumacher riding Team’s Ten Kate Honda Fireblade? Well, this is the video which completes it. Looks like the two wheels offer a whole new kind of excitement for a seven times F1 champion. Just look at him go around those corners!