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Honda CBR 1000 RR Ian Hutchinson Edition

#1 Chucky

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Posted 26 November — 08:00 AM

The Honda’s snarled the harsh braaaap, braaaap, braaaap of a race being warmed up, ready for Steve rolled the tire off and Phil wheeled the bike to the door. In full factory trim, the CBR is a tall bike, so it was of a kung-fu style kick the rear seat hump and there I was, sat in the saddle of an HM Honda, fueled, ready to go.

of me lay 2.1 miles of the beautiful Anglesey to play on. Whatever range of are out there, please let this carry on for at least a couple of more…

I needn’t have because it wasn’t a dream and I going to wake up! On the contrary, the I was about to ride was the latest of the renowned Phil Morris Museum collection and I was in the privileged of being the first person to it after Phil had given the a light restoration.

The bike to Phil with a magnificent the highlights of which are Ian Hutchinson’s place in the 2007 Centennial TT and Brogan’s second place in the year’s British Superstock

Superstock is a particularly interesting because it is the model which Superbike is currently looking at for the Can a well put together road be made into a real machine? If the Honda is anything to go by, the is most definitely in the affirmative.

Morris and the HM Plant Honda

The heart of the bike is the 2007 CBR1000RR which, at the time, was the civilized of the Superbikes. Don’t civilized for slow or dull. the Honda was rider friendly in the world conditions of sleepy car spilt diesel and farm parked in the center of the road.

Despite being unthreatening, the CBR featured titanium valves and an … 75mm x 56.5mm But Phil’s machine was an HM Plant bike and Honda was very aware of how far the Superstock rules be taken without actually them.

Technician Julian explains. “We couldn’t modify the at all but what we could do was make that it operated to its full This meant making that every single was exactly on Honda tolerance. For we aimed to get each con-rod 1 gram of design standard and no than 3 gram from the norm.

“The same to the valves and camshaft. We were to get the engine working at its optimum without breaking the rules.

“We a lot of care with the ECU to ensure it operated perfectly for racing Because we didn’t have to about emission regulations, or the bike work for the road, we optimize the ECU not only for maximum – which is easy to do – but also to the engine a good motor for We wanted an engine which was but which was also going to for the rider.

“We were helped a lot by a factory team, and having a supply of parts which we choose from, but also there were plenty of left over from the which could be much heavily modified.

“We used a full Akrapovic race exhaust which was light – and sounds great. we always use the original, paper, air filter in the air box. Superstock can be very reliable and the air filter unnecessary wear and tear and has no effect on the power.

“The mouths and fuel injectors are Fireblade.

“Except for the TT, which is our high profile event of the the engine would probably run all with just a top-end But we’re a factory team so the TT there is effectively a new engine.

( ) Despite Julian’s reassurance the bike was as docile as a pet Labrador my lips were bone dry as I into the pitlane. ( Below ) The steering damper is a factory kit

“The same applies to the and clutch. We put a new gearbox and clutch in the TT but the one being taken out is still perfect. It’s got to be like because there would be no if we didn’t win a TT because some worn part had broken.

start, it takes about two and a days to build a Superstock but a lot of this time – the majority in – is spent weighing parts. you have all the parts laid the actual build is maybe a day.

“In this trim, the produces 175 horsepower on our dyno but importantly it is easy-to-use power.”

Sat in its magnificent HM Plant Honda – one of the most iconic color in the history of motorcycle racing – the CBR at first glance, every the World Superbike. The truth is different. Julian takes up the again.

“The chassis is very – and has to be under Superstock regulations. The is simply a stock Fireblade and so are the wheels, brakes, and swing The footpeg mounts, and the footpegs are adjustable for different riders.

front forks are Honda but British K-Tech internals and the shock is a factory Showa kit There is no carbon or titanium on the

“The 320mm front really are standard with radial calipers. John even uses standard road pads but some preferred race pads give a bit more initial

“The most non-standard is the rotary steering damper. is a Honda kit part and every loves it. We used to have a for adjusting it for different riders but their personal preferences all think the damper is perfect, so now we it the same for everyone.

“Ready to the bike weighs 175 kg (385 and this is as light as we can get it and still within the regulations. The Superbike can be 10 kg (22 pounds) but we could never get the down to this weight.

really happy with the because everyone who rides it the machine. It does everything and is very useable, and this is we are always aiming for with all our

Despite Julian’s reassurance the bike was as docile as a pet Labrador my lips were bone dry as I into the pitlane. There was no the sense of history which from a bike which had got the iconic TT course at 124.08 I was sat in a seat which had screamed Sulby Straight at over 180 I was changing gear with the lever which had been to get a third-place in the wonderful Centennial TT.

I really did expect the bike to and demand that I be removed and by someone who could actually a racing motorcycle!

Honda CBR 1000 RR Ian Hutchinson Edition

. ( Top ) I have ridden a more biddable, race bike in a lifetime of ( Middle ) Yes, that’s a TT sticker — worth its in gold. ( Bottom ) The CBR1000RR is stock but lightweight and heavily GP

I needn’t have worried the CBR pulled away as effortlessly as a scooter. The clutch was feather and the take up as smooth as silk. out of fear of stalling the motorcycle, and like a real Muppet in of Phil, I pulled away 4000 rpm on the tach but in truth I have used half revs without an issue.

The is quite tall because the is hard for a rider of my ability – or accurately, lack of it – but it is very as one would expect from a bike-derived race machine.

on the track, the CBR gave a real carpet ride. Simply the throttle and it’s like a huge bike-attracting magnet 50 yards in front of you. No no fuss, no effort – just creamy power which speed very fast and deceptively.

The difference between the World Kawasaki I rode a few years ago and the is immense. With the Kwack, I felt that I was struggling for my to catch up with the bike. It was too bike with too much for a clubman racer.

The contrast the Honda was stark. I have ridden a more biddable, race bike in a lifetime of

The brakes are breathtaking. Like McGuiness – the only part of our skill set we share – I braked one finger. Just caress the and it’s like hitting a firm pillow.

Utterly but with speed scrubbed off at fiction rapidity.

I have commented on the quality of the clutch and the changes were perfect. Mr. McGuiness changes clutchless as the rev limiter kicks in but I am not of that – nor was I keen to potentially break new acquisition.

Another item of joy was the steering damper. Anglesey is a track but, nestled next to the sea, the wind can be a problem. The day before we tested the there had been a 90 mph storm and the was still blowing at 40 mph when I was on This meant that on the top of the the CBR was very light under as the wind hit hard at 90 degrees.

I not say this was an experience to savor but was no drama either.

On Anglesey’s straight, I was heading literally the wind and the high TT screen was Tucked in behind the bubble, it was peaceful – Melling as McGuiness – 40 mph slower!

The biggest problem was a lack of ability on my part. The CBR is set-up for riders to go quickly. Until I to really get on with the job the bike stiff and awkward but once up to speeds the handling is a heady of taughtness and accuracy.

After 18 I started to have to wicked of persuading Phil to let me race the

So in conclusion – if someone said: you have a guaranteed start in the TT and you can your own bike…” I would be Honda’s British race and ordering a Superstock Fireblade in the fact that this would get me round the TT course as as I could ever dream of

As for this bike, it is an iconic of history and is therefore beyond Not that Phil will consider selling it because he now has a addition to his collection of factory and Rossi’s ex-world Championship 125 Aprilia.

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Honda CBR 1000 RR Ian Hutchinson Edition
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Honda CBR 1000 RR Ian Hutchinson Edition
Honda CBR 1000 RR Ian Hutchinson Edition


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