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2010 Honda CBR1000RR / C-ABS

2010 Honda CBR1000RR / C-ABS

Fans of the 2009 Honda CBR1000RR can pass to the next level as the blade of fire carries on as a 2010 model year after getting some minor tweaks and new graphics. The most competitive liter bike ever to be produced with success for so long remains the most compact and aggressive looking in its class, while being one of the few supersports models to offer such a forgiving riding position. Let’s see what more.

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2010 Honda CBR600RR / C-ABS

2010 Honda CBR600RR / C-ABS

Honda’s extremely popular street rocket, the CBR600RR carries on as a 2010 model year after getting only two new colors. The fact is that they didn’t had anything needing to be improved and engineers didn’t bother much with supplying new ideas to increase engine performance, sharpen handling or even improve the riding position. There’s also the 2010 CBR600RR C-ABS model, so at least they had it all figured out before starting to splash the new paint on this supersport motorcycle.

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Video: careless rider hits guardrail

Video: careless rider hits guardrail

In a recent post we shown you how a motorcycle highside can end with the rider being thrown over a guardrail and we now came across a video showing another rider’s interaction with a guardrail, this time as a result of shifting error.

Apparently, this rider had a few successful runs on his Honda CBR600RR, but he then downshifts too late going into a turn. The rider attempts to brake but ends up in the guardrail after his front wheel locks up.

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Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade tuned by Roland Sands

Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade tuned by Roland Sands

This Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade streetfighter is the latest and very eye-catching creation to be ridden in style out of the LA shop of custom motorcycle builder and former 250GP racer Roland Sands. The bike has undergone a rather unusual transformation for the supersport category and we can now call it a veritable naked as the full fairing was entirely removed and the top custom motorcycle builder brought in a 2006 Honda Hornet 600 headlight and cowl, while the clip-on handlebars are now replaced by wide, flat ones. It’s good that at least Sands kept the Fireblade’s original fuel tank, seat and rear section, although the standard number plate holder has been removed.

As you can see, this is not the kind of project you invest a lot of money in, but it has to have its fair share of performance parts and accessories, so a Vance and Hines CS One full exhaust system, and Performance Machine wheels, brake calipers, levers and crash bobbins do the trick just fine.

Tuned for charity, the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade streetfighter only needed the magic finishing touch of the custom satin gold/yellow paintjob in order to blink an eye at the enthusiastic future owner.

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Honda CBR1000RR Mugen

Honda CBR1000RR Mugen

This previous generation Honda CBR1000RR started life as one of the world’s greatest liter bikes, but then ended up in the hands of the young man at Mugen, who have let their imagination run wild and came up with the craziest looking Fireblade in the crowd. Does this bring the thing up to date or what?

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2011 Honda CBR250RR rendering

2011 Honda CBR250RR rendering

According to the Spanish website, Solomoto, Honda might launch a CBR250RR model for the European market in approximately a year from now. Obviously the bike would address to less experienced, but sport oriented riders and it will supposedly be built around an aluminum frame, while power should come from an upgraded version of the 250cc V-twin engine currently powering the VTR250. More information as we have it.

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First 2010 Honda US street motorcycle models announced!

First 2010 Honda US street motorcycle models announced!

Honda America has released the photos and information of their first row of 2010 street models, which includes the Honda CBR600RR and CBR1000RR, the all-new Honda Shadow Phantom as well as the NT700V. In the supersport segment, there’s no revolutionary upgrade, but only engine changes for the CBR1000RR and new color schemes and graphics for both RRs.

While the US market is no stranger to the Honda Shadow and the Shadow Phantom model is nothing more than a black, custom version with a 750cc, fuel-injected engine, the NT700V comes as an entirely new and very interesting entry. A sporty commuter powered by a 680cc V-twin engine? Is this Honda’s attempt to turn the US market towards fuel efficiency, user-friendliness and clean sportbike looks? What happened to the DN-01?

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Motorcycle + parachute + speed boat = lots of fun

Motorcycle + parachute + speed boat = lots of fun

It is very likely that no stunt rider has ever before tied his motorcycle, a Honda CBR600RR to a parachute and drag it over a lake with a speed boat while simulating his soil routine, but this is precisely what this guy (with plenty of help) does. Watch the actual video after the jump.

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AD Koncept builds Honda CBR1000RR Playboy

AD Koncept builds Honda CBR1000RR Playboy

French tuner Ad Koncept has come up with a very interesting way to customize the 2009 Honda CBR1000RR, not that much in matters of technical upgrades but more in terms of extremely attractive styling. The new Playboy scheme looks simply awesome on the standard fairing, but we do notice the Ohlins suspension, new Brembo brakes and LeoVince exhaust as well as the Rizoma special kit that was added to the bike.

The new special livery is sure to make this bike stand out even more, especially if it is ridden by one of those bunnies that we all like.

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Concept Bike: Honda CBR600RR Repsol Carbon Edition

Concept Bike: Honda CBR600RR Repsol Carbon Edition

One of the most attractive concepts we’ve seen lately is the Honda CBR600RR Repsol Carbon published at deviantart by TheUncle. Middleweight supersport models rarely benefit of such treatments so it’s good to see that someone thought at the slightly discriminated 600cc CBR. Also, there are two other bikes labeled as ‘Honda CBR600RR Concept Street Version’ and ‘Honda CBR600RR Concept Street Blu’, but those two look like a Kawasaki and a Suzuki also prepped up for the track.

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Michael Schumacher hospitalized after crashing his Honda CBR1000RR

Michael Schumacher hospitalized after crashing his Honda CBR1000RR

Michael Schumacher was testing team’s Holzhauer Honda CBR1000RR at the Cartagena circuit in Spain when he crashed, lost conscience and had to be immediately transported to the Virgen de la Risaca hospital.

Apparently, Schumacher suffered a serious hit to the head and multiple neck contusions, but after carefully examining him, Dr. Francisco Martinez decided that Schumacher’s state doesn’t require internment, only a neck support collar.

So we’ll be seeing more of Schumacher in April when the IDM German Superbikes Championship begins.

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Honda carrying Honda

Honda carrying Honda

For those who have all against motorcycle trailers (or not enough money to buy one), this picture shows the ideal solution to a biker’s riding needs during the holydays. The funny part is that the small car is a 1990s Honda CRX powered by a 1.6 litre VTEC four-cylinder engine. This develops 125 horsepower and carries the 150 horsepower Honda CBR929RR Fireblade from the starting of the new millennium.

That’s an ingenious strapping system he has there! I salute this kind of people!

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