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    The elusive 1200
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    CBR 1200

    It is a pleasure to share my information (and bike) to a lot of people with a similar passion. I own one of the few 1200's that was made for the 50th Anniversary of Honda UK. They originally wanted to sell 50, but as the bikes were built only on order and deposits paid ...only 25 were ever built.

    Standard 1999 models were used, and was stripped totally. Except for the bore size that was changed, they also did modificatons to the cylinder head, electronic management system, removed a few pieces from the inside that lessened the weigt but also gave a few horses more ...(balance shafts. rods and gears) Most of the modifications is linked with HRC that used GP technology with no explanation or specs.

    Rear suspension spring were relaced, power commander and exhaust system followed as well as the standard spray job for the 25. They were only marketed in the UK and Europe so very little is known about them.

    It is horribly strong, extremely fast and with race track perrformance. On a Dyno after a recent service readings on the Dyno was 205 bhp and top speed of 354 km/h.

    Only drawback is the G-force that slides you back and off the handlebars... and the amount of Hyabusa owners that want to race. Incidently ... I raced it a few times but only from rolling at 250 ...and then just opening up in 6th gear. Compared to the Z1400's, Busa's and other Birds it is like shifting two gears down.
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    Re: CBR 1200

    205 BHP, you say? I'd like to see the dyno chart, please.

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    The elusive 1200
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    Re: CBR 1200

    It will be a pleasure ...will scan and paste it for you in February when I am at home. I am currently in Afghanistan...bit far from the paperwork.

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    Re: CBR 1200

    Sounds like a very nice bike, did you notice any additional vibration without the balancers.
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    The elusive 1200
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    Re: CBR 1200

    When idling in neutral it sounds like the internals are coming apart, but when revs go past 1500 everything is silent and running smooth, or when the cluth is engaged. Other than that, I would say there is a bit more vibration than the standard models, but I am not sure if it is due to the removal of the parts or the modifications to the motor.

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    Re: CBR 1200

    welcome,
    too quick for me i'm afraid. cant use all the power in mine safely!!,
    dont ***k with the baldies

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    Re: CBR 1200

    Ohhh a V&M special that is a very good Bird you have got there. What else has been done to it since left V&M, those figures are certainly well up from what left their workshops.

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    Re: CBR 1200

    I think the V&M Edition was based on the carb model..?

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    Re: CBR 1200

    Hello and welcome to the group!
    You have a rare beast there indeed man. Have fun with it!
    A few pointer on what you posted though!
    The V&M limited edition bird was running modded cv42's (carbs) hence, no power commander on it...

    The tech they used, did not come from HRC but from well known power adders of the time, ie the pistons, rods, weight reduction and flowing of the bike.

    The rear suspention is a completely new item not just a respring. Came from Penske and its fully adjustable..

    I bet the 205 you quote is at the crank, at a dynojet liar dyno. Stick it on some ec97 one and it will push just over 165 at the wheels. Still great power for this bike!

    Oh yeah and on them busa boys and the quackers!
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    The elusive 1200
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    Re: CBR 1200

    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyscore1 View Post
    welcome,
    too quick for me i'm afraid. cant use all the power in mine safely!!,
    Nice to be on this site ... the bike is way too powerfull and fast for my use ...lost the nerve with age (and the missus threatens to make me sell it) So I am cruising with it with the occasional blast.

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    The elusive 1200
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    Nothing significant except small changes on bodywork detail. The guy doing the work on it is quite a remarkable man in the sense of tuning motors to the ultimate performance. he is cotracted by our works racers in SA to do their bikes as well.

    It seems like there are a lot of contaversy about the model used ...I can assure you it is a 99 model with fuel injection. see if you can locate the write up on these bikes in the UK magazine RIDE around 2004/2005

    As mentioned in my other reply ...it is definately fuel injected with power commanders. Specs that was neccesary to do the correct tuning were supplied by HCR via V&M. Not too sure about the technical details of the dyno, but it is a normal (to me) machine with rollers under the back wheel and fans creating the ram air flow above 200 kph. Whatever the exact amount sure was enough to outrun Busa's and Z1400's ....6 years newer models hehe

    As mentioned the write up in RIDE magazine clearly states the reasons why they used the 99 model
    Last edited by ArmyStrong; 01-19-2011 at 1:45 AM. Reason: maintenance

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    Re: CBR 1200

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    Re: CBR 1200

    The pics I posted are from the Honda Rider magazine man, may 1999.
    I am pretty sure they were all 97 carbies, as you can see from the spec.
    Hey can you post a few pics of your bike? I am curious man...
    Did you get the bike new?
    From your profile pic I cant make out much but I would love to see more ot rearsets, rear suspension and top yoke man.

    I aint a hellraiser man, just plain out curious!
    I am saying this about the dyno, as dynojet's dynos have a way of "keeping the customer happy" kinda thing.

    +1 on eating busas for breakkie though!
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    For the love of God and our human rights....

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    The elusive 1200
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    Re: CBR 1200

    Sure ..I enjoy the debate as I am just as well informed as the rest..except I have the bike !! I bought it from a South African guy who lived in the UK and bought it new there ...brought it back with him when he closed his bussiness that side. Sold it due to pressure from his wife and also because he had two more bikes in SA.

    I am with you on the dynos ..how will we as a customer ever know what the true readings are ...for my part the bike can be detuned as it is a bit of a suicide mission to drive fast on our roads.

    I will be in SA as from middle Feb ...in Afghanistan now with only a lot of pics that is on my computer. Will gladly post some in depth snaps for you

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    The elusive 1200
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    Re: CBR 1200

    PS There is another write up much later where they compared it to the busa and 1400 at the time ...sure it is around 2004/2005. Got the magazine at home ..will scan and paste.


 
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