Let’s be honest, if most of us managed to scrape our rear fender on the ground, it’s probably because something went terribly wrong with our wheelie. When you’re Harley stuntman Buddy Suttle, however, that’s just par for the course. We just wish riders would perform motorcycle stunts on a closed course, not on the open road. Full-coverage apparel would also be appropriate.
I could be wrong, but I feel like the demise of the sportbike has been greatly exaggerated. That or I’m confusing the demise of the sportbike with the demise of myself? We’re junkies loose in the pharmacy with all kinds of motorcycles here at MO, but every year – or at least every couple of years – when it’s time for the big Superbike Comparison!, well, all of us get even more amped-up than usual.
No doubt about it, Graham Jarvis‘s ability to control his motorcycle is nothing short of amazing. It would seem the world champion enduro rider can make his motorcycle do just about anything he wants it to; including complete a 360 degree turn while riding a wheelie.
Just as we suspected, Honda today unveiled its much anticipated 2017 CBR1000RR at Intermot in Germany. We first reported on the new CBR last month as spy photos started to come out, but Honda still had a few surprises in store with this announcement. Two, actually. First, Honda decided to release its up-spec model, the CBR1000RR SP, ahead of the standard edition (Honda says to expect an announcement on that one come November). And second, there would be a second, limited-edition model, the CBR1000RR SP2, homologated strictly for racing purposes (more on that later).