Let me make clear that I do like the CBR1000RR. I do like the Color scheme (that I improved upon), the handling, above all I like the riding position between all super sports, the add on QS is a dream.
However... Honda fanboys get ready for a roast.
In typical HONDA US fashion... the bike is stupidly, idiotically, retarded limited in power for the US market. The 13.2 redline is a joke, since the bike hits its limit at about 10.5K with the idiotic restriction in software that only opens the primaries to 73%. Thatís the new 100% for American Honda. Also, in typical Honda fashion, being the last company to implement an IMU, the IMU is still not tied up to traction control and wheelie control. It is old fashion wheel speed sensors for those, leaving it in the dust when it comes to implementation and practical application, when compared to the similarly priced competition. Way to waste a brand new designed IMU and not use it.
And then... you should read the frustration of users who actually utilize the bike for track, and racing. 0 support, good luck finding a racing ECU from Honda, the racing harness, nothing. When everyone else offers it. I can buy the KAWA racing harness online on their website.
So, yeah... 189HP on paper, US models put down maybe 155... everyone else in the 180ís. Which is OK, if Honda did not charge the same money like everyone else, and then I have to buy the Quickshifter extra?
Oh well... an ECU flash is in the plans, and this was a good price. liked the color, it is a good bike, but red tag close outs is the only way I would have bought or buy again Honda. And that is from someone who owns 2 Honda cars, and 1 Honda bike... so take my word to the bank.