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 2011 Honda Big Red First Ride

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Motorcycle : Honda CBR 1100 XX Super Blackbird
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Join date : 2010-10-18
Age : 46
Location : Earth

PostSubject: 2011 Honda Big Red First Ride   27.11.10 3:59

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Honda’s goal for 2011 was to improve the payload capacity and make the MUV increasingly usable for the working man. The oversized rear box is now rated for 1000 pounds of cargo, which is double the previous rating. Additionally, towing capacity from the two-inch hitch receiver has increased 300 pounds for a 1500-pound total. Honda says the previous load ratings were conservative to begin with, but engineers went through and made sure the components were capable of holding the increased weight. A few parts were beefed up and the new Big Red was ready to roll.

The fuel-injected 675cc single-cylinder engine is unchanged. A 9.2:1 compression ratio squishes fuel mixture fed by Honda’s PGM-FI electronic fuel injection with a 40mm throttle body. Smashing the throttle provides acceptable acceleration and activating 4WD provides enough thrust to push the driver back into the new bench seat. Our test day had mild temperatures so starting was no issue and we doubt it will be with the EFI.