Honda CBR1800RR Shames the CBR1000RR [Photo Gallery][Video]
Enter Cedric Smith, service technician for Everett Powersports in Washington state, and his one-off, mind-boggling, heartbeat-skipping CBR1800RR.
Since the decals read 1800, it's easy to figure out Cedric has mixed the brutal racing DNA of a liter-class RR with the might of the impressive Goldwing engine. Cedric came up with the idea looking at a totaled 2010 Goldwing.
And from the initial idea, other great ones sprung up: a GSX-R front end and a CBR subframe. With the Goldwing being already equipped with a Pro-Link rear suspension, minor adjustments to the geometry upgraded the response of the swingarm, while upgraded brakes and a bigger ground clearance accounted for an even sportier stance and behavior.
Adding the Repsol bodywork was indeed the awesome, and we really like the contrast between their aggressive design and the chunky triple heads protruding through the cut fairing. Now, that's a head turner! We wonder how does a Goldwing engine sound through a racing silencer...
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