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2006 Honda CBR1000RR First Ride Photo Gallery

MotorcycleUSA samples the latest offering from Honda: The new and improved, lighter and faster version of the CBR1000RR. Check out what we thought about the bike after our 2006 Honda CBR1000RR First Ride.

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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Apparently black bikes are hard to photograph
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Back in Black
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Knee down, throttle on
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Red and black on the attack
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Point it downhill and hold on
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Profile on a race stand
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Just a slight angle change here
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Your ride awaits sir
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Try not to crash in front of the photographer
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Please ride with both hands firmly on the handlebars
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - The front brakes are vastly improved
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Never really tested the rear brake
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Redline is now 12,200 RPM
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - The exhaust system got slimmer too
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - One more toot on the rear sprocket
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Revised Unit Pro Link
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Yellow and Blue on Red and Black
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There's no denying that the CBR1000RR is a sweet-looking bike. For 2006 it will be available in the red/black version we tested, a silver, black or these new blue/yellow digs. MSRP is set at $11,299 - the same as last year's model.
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Choose your weapon
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Daddy likes!
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Right side profile shot
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - The new slim and trim CBR1K
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Open up the bat cave
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Good tires, good bike
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Notice the cutaway bodywork
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - I'll take two please
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Yes gramma the bike does wheelie
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Wink Wink
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Available in Silver/Black too
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Finally a right turn
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Honda CBR1000RR - Put your knee on the ground already!
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Honda CBR1000RR - Having fun at Buttonwillow
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2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Testing windscreen clarity at speed