5. 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Review


For the midpoint in our Top 10 Motorcycle.com Road Tests listing, Duke regales us with his ride of the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR at the worl- famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Featuring technologies like a slipper clutch, the throttle input smoothing Idle Air Control Valve, and Ignition Interrupt Control, the CBR1000RR compared favorably with the previous year’s model. The description of a typical lap through Laguna’s turns 10 and 11 offer insight into the practical effect of Honda’s changes.

After the last lap was turned, Duke declared the “2008 CBR1000RR is the best liter-sized Honda ever.” Of course, time and technology have marched on, but the big CBR still rates well in our eyes.

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