Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird

There is no better definition of a sport-touring bike throughout history than the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird. When Honda created this one-of-a-kind motorcycle, they made sure to create an all-rounder. It’s stylish, powerful, has plenty of torque, and is comfortable to ride for hours on end. It is a truly special bike that helped bring Honda into a new age of motorcycles. 

A Look Back at the Honda CBR1100XX Beginnings

Honda had a plan in the mid-1990s. That plan was to try and build the world’s fastest production motorcycle, a title that belonged to the Kawasaki Ninja ZX11 at the time. It was then that Honda created the CBR1100XX Super Blackbird in 1996. The name paid homage to the Lockheed SR-71, which was the fastest production aircraft in the world at the time. 

Technology and Innovations of the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird

The last iteration of the CBR1100X came around in 2005, though production continued in Europe until 2007. It weighed 223kg, making it a bit heavier than modern sportbikes. It utilized an in-line four engine with a pretty conventional layout overall. That layout included a 1137cc powerplant liquid-cooled DOHC 16-valve transverse four. The twin balance shafts helped to provide a smooth ride. 

The Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird Throughout the Years (1998-2005)

The Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird was released in 1998 and received a major update the year after, which included a PGM FI fuel injection system, a Ram-air system, revised linked brakes, a larger 24L fuel tank, an instrument cluster side stand warning, and a larger front wheel hub, among many other things.

By 2001, a new dashboard was added with a digital speedometer, and by 2005, there was a new EDI mapping that helped the bike comply with emission standards. Unfortunately, that lowered the power from 164 horsepower to 150. 

The Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird In the News

In recent Honda news, this Singapore couple who just recently tied the knot decided to roll up to their wedding in their respective bikes. The groom rode his 2003 Honda CBR1100XX. 

See their motorcycle escort below!

Celebrity Endorsements of the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird

Unfortunately, we have been unable to locate any celebrity Super Blackbird owners. However, Honda has a pretty rich celebrity history with its motorcycles, including John Lennon and Michael Jackson.

The Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird In Pop Culture

The Honda CBR1100XX has been a piece of pop culture for quite a while. It can be seen in shows such as Fifth Gear, the Finnish Mini-series Spooks, and the 2010 film Baseline.

Best Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird Groups

If you’re looking to discuss and share your love for the Super Blackbird, make sure to check out CBRXX, a forum-based website that is founded on love for the iconic Honda bike.

Taking Flight With the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird

The CBR1100XX Super Blackbird sported some of Honda’s most innovative and groundbreaking technologies of the time, pairing those with a bike that supportive and aerodynamic. There is no doubt that it will remain one of their most iconic high-performance machines.

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