Shorn of all unnecessary accoutrements and equipped with track-focused suspension, instruments and engine mapping, Honda is targeting club racers and track day fanatics with these new stripped-down CBRs. Both models feature variable rear ride height, slipper clutches, revised engine mapping, race exhausts and track instrumentation. But it’s what the CBR1000RR and CBR600RR come without that matters: no lights, no turn signals, no pillion pad and, of course, no license plate.
I was getting Vibes magazine in Hawaii and I was stoked. I got this issue towards the end of 2000. Much earlier that year, Brawny and I went to Vegas to celebrate the millennium and get fucked up. Who knew? We thought it'd be a great place to be if the world blew up because of the Y2K bug.
Anyway... I always wanted to make a chopper toy model like these. Years later I still haven't gotten around to it but these still are pretty neat:
This photo taken when Randy Smith was first putting the 45 Magnum together. I got hooked up with a bunch of these photos from about a year ago - thanks Tim! Check out the finned rocker covers in the background waiting to get drilled and polished. Photo courtesy of Tim Wallingford and the Randy Smith Collection:
This one is from Dustin's dad Mitch Hiniker, the man who has mitts for hands. I'm sure there's a bunch of cool stories that can accompany these photos but we don't got time for that right now. What I can tell you is check out that photo on the right/center with the "start your engine" sign. See that little blond kid sitting on the bike? That's Dustin! hee hee. Mitch is holding up the sign.
Submitted by Mike Ledger and Nos:
Its been raining hard for Southern California's standards. The L.A River runs through Long Beach. I took this photo on Pacific Coast Highway and the 710 Freeway last night. The river is usually about 50 feet wide. People fall in and drown and shit all the time. Real smart to go in since there's raw sewage being dumped into it from dozens of other cities.