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The museum at Honda’s spectacular Twin Ring Motegi racing facility in Japan houses every significant motorcycle Honda ever created—from the early production Dreams, to hundreds of exotic racing machines. Arguably the rarest among Honda’s exotics is the NR series of oval-piston road racers.
It’s still fast, handles incredibly sharp, feels extremely light and flickable, has outstanding suspension and brakes, and is comfortable and versatile enough to be ridden every day as a back-and-forth commuter and every weekend on the twisties.
Things have changed for 2013, though, with the CBR600RR receiving an upgraded ECU, relocated Ram-Air system, a new 41mm Big Piston Fork, and MotoGP-inspired bodywork.
In taking its premier super-tourer and stripping it down to the essentials, throwing in a darker spirit without losing any of its original prowess, Honda has re-molded the classic Gold Wing to produce a motorcycle that will appeal to the more aggressive rider – aggressive in style as well as in performance.
A look at the history of Honda is a look at the very evolution of motorcycle technology itself. Mr. Honda was an original thinker who studied the designs of the leading European manufacturers in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and then propelled the Honda Motor Company to dominance on the strength of his own innovative ideas.
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