Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Rizzle, Sep 10, 2003.
anyone have the specs on this bike and the top speed????
it's a slut all right
Friend of mine bought one same color and man let me tell you there fast real fast
scary on the back doing wheelies for sure
Probably one of the cleanest looking bikes to come out in a while. I love the exhaust under the seat.
I haven't driven one, but I want to. Last time I was there, they had two of them at ProCycle, one black, one red.
If I was to go out and buy a 600 today. It'd be one of those. No Contest.
I've heard alot of rumors this bike is a sled, I've worked on one so far. seems like a sled.
I always loved cbr's , got my 5a before doing anything else and got my bike. Im too fast for my own good though...id kill myself with that and i know it.
...but on second thought can i have one?
Very nice, very clean....and my favorite color too!
Maybe that'll be my bike come spring time....
has a small similarity to the R1.... But they are both totally sexy. I wnat one!
The 180hp R1
R1 + dpwu32 = 0 - dead in 2.4 seconds
Goddamn nice bike though...
I had to concentrate for a second to realize what the hell that was!!!
i heard there is only like 5 cbr600rr in ns that true???
You heard wrong. Each dealership recieved a few out of the first batch this spring.
I just saw this for the first time this morning....
I don't care too much for the paint, but looks nice otherwise.
Ive ridden both the CBR 600 F4i and the 600RR and honestly, Id put money on it that the RR is NO faster than the F4i, its more track oriented but thats about it.
Better pic of the new Fireblade, not a big fan of this particular color but I will have one, but than Im partial to Fireblades anyway.
i want the r1, badddd
the new R1 and the R6 are the nicest bikes ever I think they look absolutley amazing the lights are just like the Mazda 6
New R1 is awesome, not partial to R6's cause every kid with a new 5A and a bank loan has them. The new Kawi ZX-10 is nice too.
Half the lights on the R6 and R1 are fake, only one actually works per side, not functional, just there for looks when the bike is shut off.
true dat but with me its
any bike + livnlrg = dead
which is exactly why i don't own a bike!
i cant wait till te spring and i get a bike
New 2004 CBR 1000RR
Although yesterday's article provided a link to the Honda Europe web site with details of the 2004 CBR1000RR, we received our press kit from American Honda today with photos of the U.S. model, and additional details.
Since Honda is introducing several new models, we will provide a detailed introduction of the CBR1000RR in a later article. Nevertheless, the highlights include the Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) discussed yesterday, as well as the cassette six-speed transmission, and, of course, the new 998cc in-line, four-cylinder engine.
Another interesting aspect of this bike is the Dual Stage Fuel Injection system -- featuring two injectors per cylinder. Only one injector is working at lower rpm levels, with the second injector kicking in to enhance top-end power.
Of course, the CBR1000RR is virtually new from the ground up, and all of its major chassis components are new, including the aluminum frame, radial-mounted front brake calipers (gripping 310mm discs), the Unit Pro-Link rear suspension system (inspired by the RC211V MotoGP machine, and first seen in production on last year's CBR600RR).
Other features to note in the CBR1000RR include the new swingarm which is the "longest in class" according to Honda, and undoubtedly results from the very short (front-to-rear) and compact engine. The new ram air system feeds the powerful engine, which is cooled by a radiator dramatically larger than found on the CBR954RR (40% larger volume -- clearly aimed at racing).
The steering damper may be the most interesting technology on the CBR1000RR. It allows modulation of steering damping based on road speed. Essentially, a relief valve is gradually closed as speeds increase making the flow of oil within the damper unit more difficult, and thus gradually increasing resistance. The result is light steering effort at low speeds and increased effort at higher speeds. Although the U.S. press material does not mention this, press material in Europe indicates this steering damper is also sensitive to rate of acceleration. Any experienced street rider knows that hard acceleration can be a significant factor causing steering instability, independent from the speed you are traveling. Since the oil relief valve is controlled by a powerful ECU, it would seem Honda could apply more sophisticated criteria than simple road speed to the operation of this damping system. We will clarify this later and report back to you.
Honda is the only manufacturer to introduce a new open-class sport bike for 2004 without providing a claimed dry weight figure. Is it possible Honda took a "wait and see" approach here? Kawasaki has claimed its new ZX-10R weighs 365 pounds -- an incredible figure for an open-class machine. Honda could easily substitute a magnesium or titanium part, or parts, before announcing an official dry weight, as necessary, in order to be the lightest in the class.
Honda has not announced the price or availability date for the CBR1000RR.
Too many nice bikes out now.. I cant decide what to get..
Goddamn that CBR1000RR is hot!!!!
i love the look of the zx-600rr. the 636's are nice too.
The front end of the bike looks like it has down syndrom.
I want GSX-R if i were to get a bike
As do I. which reminds me.... Anyone catch the HP ratings on the new Gixxers?
Something tells me they won't be keeping up with Yamaha.
The 2004 Gixxer 600's will be roughly 115hp
What about the Gixxer 1000 or the Busa?
I like the new ZX-10 and new R1, the R1 is going to raise the bar (again) in the superbike world. 180hp, its geting kinda scary, nobody can use that.