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Old 01-29-2008, 06:46 PM   #11
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The Hawk has landed!
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Why their heads on a pike of course. If I thought it would do any good.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:00 PM   #12
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NEEEEERRRRRRDDDDDD! HAWK NERD! HAWKNERDHAWKNERDHAWKNERD!

You are a rabid Hawk nerd. But that's you thing, so it's all good.

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Old 01-29-2008, 07:27 PM   #13
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NEEEEERRRRRRDDDDDD! HAWK NERD! HAWKNERDHAWKNERDHAWKNERD!

You are a rabid Hawk nerd. But that's you thing, so it's all good.

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Ah, you know me too well! Where's my Hawket-Protector......?
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:25 PM   #14
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Great write up on the new CBR. Best one I've read by far and I actually learned something more about it than "it makes more power and is lighter"- which btw is just fine.

Some years (seems to be every 3 or 4) the RR's do actually break ground and do something more than just reduce weight and increase power. This seems to be one of those years. One is a slipper clutch that has a lighter pull and is lighter in weight and appears to work as well or better than any released yet. Two is the new can design and placement- less weight, optimal power mapping, emissions friendly, and low centralized mass. It's making it even more silly to replace your stock pipe these days (although I love the replacement cost of the "old day" stock pipes off ebay- nearly brand new and a small fraction of the cost of new or an upgrade. Hopefully the squids continue their behavior to replace their stock can immediately regardless of how good it actually is). But I think the thing that stands out and makes this year’s bike a significant upgrade is the focus on making it smooth to ride- or transition control as you referred to it. For anyone who buys these things primarily for the track it's a big deal. The Idle Air Control Valve and Ignition Interrupt Control seem to really work from what I've read here and elsewhere. Although MO is the first place I read about the Ignition Interrupt Control working only up to 6000rpm. Did Honda elaborate on that?

First the then new ZX-10R and its "it's not traction control" traction control system and now the Honda with its engine management gizmo's. Let's face it, the majority of us are mere mortals and could use a little help controlling (and therefore enjoying more) these beasts.

Anyhow, nice write up and a great vid as well.
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:16 AM   #15
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Re-he-he-ally? You absotively sure 'bout dat?

http://www.hawkgt.com/photoalbum/alb.../Hawk1-med.jpg

It's been repainted, but I seem to recall that'n bein' an '88.........



On a happy note: Real Damn Good article, I'm really enjoying the Vids you guys are including with these.

Good Job!
The wheel has to be reinvented periodically I guess. I think the manufacturers just change back and forth every few years so they can call it 'new and improved'.
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:45 AM   #16
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Looks like Honda finally took the gloves off. Hopefully this bike will make the AMA Superbike a bit more competitive, but they have their work cut out for them on that one. As a street bike, it probably isn't any better than the last 4 iterations of their liter bikes. Speed limits and all that.
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:59 AM   #17
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At 6' 260, you can't really blame it on the bike, bro. Mix in a salad or two.

Of course you do live in the south, even the lettuce is fried there!
You'd think it's bad food, but in reality it's exercise. Anyway, I haven't been under the 215 mark since high school. Otherwise, it's a style thing. I like sport tour bikes and othe various rides. I'm not the type of guy that prefers the "racers crouch". If Honda would bring back the CBR F series with the same motor.......
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:02 AM   #18
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Buz is just a jealous little b@stard. He's still pissed because he was picked last in pickup basketball games his whole life!
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:24 AM   #19
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Informative write-up. Something in the pale bull yall drink when testing makes yer articles good.
Frankly, tho- i expected somewhere after 2000 that Big H would pull a R1, or GXRK1 out their Proud Arse, and simply blow away The Groveling Competitors.
The overall stakes changed, i guess. If i were hell-bent for new liter, this would be my Choice To Beat.
..this from a Yammy lover.
Again, nice test, and cant wait for Big Four to rout exhaust up over pilots head in 2016.
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:45 AM   #20
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Great write up, on a great bike, at one of the most fun and challenging tracks out there. Good going Kevin and Fonzie.
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