We’re all familiar with the rush that supersport motorcycles provide, but also wish we could ride more withought the fatique that comes as standard. Honda’s response to the demands of adrenaline and comfort takes the name Interceptor and concludes in simply the most versatile all around motorcycle powered by a racing-derived V-Four VTEC engine.
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.
Usually, we come across videos showing police officers in full manifestation their skills on Harley-Davidson motorcycles, but that happens mostly in the United States. When you are in Rome, you act like the Romans do so here is a video in which the Japanese motorcycle patrol is going through their amazing routine.
The show takes place on public roads and they use Honda motorcycles in order to give an example of both perfect timing and slow-speed maneuvering. And, by the way, it isn’t as short as the other videos you’ve seen.
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.
Honda has prepared the notorious Transalp for 2009 as part of their plans to continue the long career of this average displacement Enduro bike, but only added anti-lock brakes and painted it in the colors of the first Transalp model.
Already famous thanks to its bulletproof engine and the awesome riding experience that it offers both on paved roads and off them, the Honda XL700V Transalp needs no presentation whatsoever. What is unknown on this new model is the C-ABS anti-lock brakes that are meant to provide the best of braking performance on all riding surfaces that the bike is made to be exploited on. Honda added the new braking system on most bikes in the 2009 lineup and this legend simply couldn’t be missed.
Featuring an aggressive and futuristic design, the Transalp practically defines through its looks the idea of adventure in motorcycling, meaning no barriers in a rider’s quest. And the liquid-cooled and electronically fuel-injected 680cc V-Twin four-valved engine is there to back up the inviting design and never leave room for the rider to wish another kind of riding experience. This is the impressive result of the V-Twin engine type which managed to find its way on this dual-sport motorcycle in 1987 together with the first Transalp. Imagine this bike’s evolution if it would have featured a single-cylinder motor.
Modern day means modern requirements so the new Honda has to comply with Euro-3 regulations and features a very efficient catalytic device.
Also, Honda offers a range of accessories which allow you to personalize the 2009 model year like never before. Not much has changed, indeed, but what did, makes all the difference.