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So I have been pretty busy but managed to get out on the RR-R race bike for another test day this past weekend. To recap, my RR-R is a full race bike with HRC electronics which means ABS has been removed and the suspension is now manually adjusted, OZ wheels, Brembo T-Drive rotors and I am running Pirellis older SBK slicks in size 120/70 and 200/60 and some other changes which I have fully documented in my build thread.

I can't say enough about the confidence this front end gives me - on the brakes it is completely composed and provides all the feel I am looking for - it is one of the very best bikes I have ever ridden! I rode the CBR for the first half of the day and my Ducati V4R for the second half. By comparison, the CBR goes about its business in a more poised manner and gives nothing up on power. The V4R is a wild ride and when you are a few seconds off the lap record (or faster) this isn't really what I am looking for :)

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Glad you are happy with the results. Looks like Honda finally got it right for a change. Too bad that platform is unobtanium for most of us.
 

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@J D yes I think so because I ended up buying oem fork lower and upper tubes to marry with an Ohlins FKR fork insert and a shock - so that extra amount I spent for the SP is just sitting in a box. I was VERY impressed with the stock bike, I think Honda really made a great bike. It will be very curious to see what Honda wants for the base model in the US. Here in SoCal I have seen 3 SPs sitting on dealer showroom floors with little interest.
 

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Here in SoCal I have seen 3 SPs sitting on dealer showroom floors with little interest.
Well, I suppose that's bc it's not a moto that's in everyone's budget, (grin), ala R1M, Duc V4S etc. I'd love one, personally.
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Looking forward to more viddy footage of you rippin' on the SP. o_O
 

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Looking good! Lap times CBR vs Duc? What was the weather like? I'm going June 18th. :)
 

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Yea
You can blame part of that on the emissions crap they did to it. Once unlocked its a awesome ride. Never rode anything like it yet... 😇
 
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