The CBR1100XX Super Blackbird is a Hondamotorcycle made from 1996 to 2007. The bike was developed to challenge the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 as the world's fastest production motorcycle, Two years later the title passed to the Suzuki Hayabusa, which reached . The Blackbird is named after the Lockheed SR-71, also a speed record holder.
In the mid 1990s, Honda was determined to produce the world's fastest production motorcycle and to take over the associated bragging rights and marketing impact, at the time held by Kawasaki's Ninja ZX11.
In the February 1997 issue of Sport Rider magazine, the CBR1100XX was tested at a top speed of ,Its supremacy over the ZX-11 was confirmed in April 2007 by Motorcycle Consumer News, although the speeds achieved were slightly lower and the margin was... Read More