2012 Honda CBR1000RR Superbike Smackdown Track Photo Gallery
Despite not employing Brembo braking components the Honda’s braking set-up was one of our favorites.
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2012 Honda CBR1000RR Track Comparison
Once again Honda came prepared to Motorcycle-USA’s shootout with a well-sorted chassis set-up.
The addition of the Yoshimura pipe boosted mid-range and top-end power. It still needs more if it’s going to compete with the might BMW however.
The Honda was one of the best handling bikes of the test. It was also very easy to ride.
From turn-in to mid-corner and even on exit the Honda was at or near the top in each category.
The ergonomics of the Honda aren’t demanding and were appreciated by all of our testers despite offering no adjustment.
Although it no longer weighs the least it sure does feel like it does in motion.
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tires were the spec-tire for our test this year.
At Thunderhill, you won’t find an easier bike to ride than the CBR1000RR.
The Honda blew us away with its easy and trustworthy handling.
The Honda recorded the highest average corner speed at Thunderhill.
The Honda’s chassis offers excellent feel at lean.
The Honda’s impressive mid-range helps it rocket off corners.
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The Yoshimura slip-on pipe boosted engine power by nearly eight horsepower.
The Dynojet quickshifter allowed for nearly instantaneous upshifts without letting off the throttle.
2012 Honda CBR1000RR
Honda CBR1000RR instrument diaplay.
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