We were recently given an opportunity to test Neil Hodgson’s Corona Honda American Superbike for a full day at Infineon Raceway during an AMA Pro Racing team test. Read the full 2009 Corona Extra Honda CBR1000RR Review.
- The law of motorcycles: The faster they go, the more decals they will have.
- Neil Hodgson's Corona Honda American Superbike awaits.
- 'Just like that, I’m a Superbike Superstar.'
- Keeping the Honda's front wheel on the ground around the tight and technical Infineon Raceway took a good deal of effort.
- Time to pull up my panties and get this show on the road. This is no sissy 600, that's for sure.
- Lunch is Over Ladies, it’s Time to Ride . . .
- 'Note to self: You’re not on an SV650, so don’t just dump the throttle mid-corner. Now go back out and go faster, you pansy…'
- 'They’re not kidding when they say this is still a Superbike!'
- Rk Drive Systems 520 chain helps the Cornoa CBR1000RR accelerate faster, brake quicker, and handle better.
- Changing between pre-set engine mapping and traction control settings is as easy as a flip of a switch on this Honda sportbike.
- The Corona Honda CBR1000RR uses a rewired speedo that connects to a lap timer.
- Out back sits the latest Ohlins TTX shock, attached to a host of data equipment.
- The FMF Racing exhaust puts out a seriously brutish bark.
- A HRC rear rotor and brake kit gives extra stopping strength to the Corona Extra.
- Brembo 4-piston monobloc brakes reign-in the horsepower-packing CBR1000RR.