RRW First Test of the CBR1000RR
I know, the title is supposed to say 1000RR - I can't change it.
Reader's digest version.
Steve Atlas wrote the article.
Lots and lots of technical refinements.
When he finishes describing those, and finally rides the damned thing (at AZ Motorsporst Park)
Great drive off the corners.
Uncanny Lean angles.
Doesn't feel 26 lbs heavier than the 954.
Some of the best brakes ever, even with rubber lines and stock pads.
Deceptively fast. over 100 MPH in 2nd, not at full throttle.
Steering not effortless, but by no means hard.
HESD (electronic steering damper) is a trip
'calm and predictable monster that never tried to bite.'
Sounds like fun..
The only downside? About 50 new Honda Acronyms...
BTW, Sam Fleming, one of my favorite moto journalists and an endurance racer with Army of Darkness rode and wrote about the ZX 10 in a separate article. He says it kicks ass.
Last edited by CBRVFR; 01-16-2004 at 11:18 PM.