Selasa, 16 Agustus 2011

2011 Honda CB1000R Wants to Party Naked


2011 Honda CB1000R front 3/4 view

There are those who say it’s better to do one thing well than a bunch of things just decently; still others feel it’s better to be well-rounded than specializing in one niche. Now Honda, a company with a long history of asking, “Why not?” is wondering why no one has built the decathelete of motorcycles.

First, a history lesson is in order. In 1969, Honda rolled out the CB750K0, a straightforward, form-following-function 4-cylinder sportbike. It was athletic enough to be quick (It even won the Daytona 200 in 1970.), yet comfortable and user-friendly enough to ride every day if you chose to do so. Some critics have alleged Honda has forgotten about this successful formula in recent years, but with the new CB1000R, the Japanese firm is out to prove it has not only not forgotten the recepie, but intends to perfect it.

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