Motorcycle Racing News Honda Previews Phillip Island SBK (Video)

Honda Previews Phillip Island SBK (Video)

2012-honda-previews-phillip-island-sbk-video

2012 World Superbike

The Honda World Superbike team is primed for the 2012 World SBK Championship, which gets underway this weekend at Phillip Island, Australia.

This year, the team features a two-rider lineup to compete for points aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade that celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2012 – Jonathan Rea and former MotoGP pilot Hiroshi Aoyama.

When the first official test of 2012 WSBK wrapped up Tuesday at Phillip Island, Rea was fourth fastest, 0.265 of a second slower than the overall leader Carlos Checa (Althea Ducati). Aoyama was 14th quickest, just over a second slower than Rea.

Attached above is a Honda World Superbike video preview of Phillip Island.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

2021 Indian Chieftain Lineup First Look: 3 Big-Inch Baggers

There are three baggers in the 2021 Indian Chieftain lineup, with just a few changes to the motorcycles this year. There are new colors,...

2021 GasGas Trial Lineup First Look (8 Fast Facts: 3 TXT Racing Models)

The first GasGas motorcycles of the Pierer Mobility AG and Bajaj Auto era have arrived. Those who were expecting wholesale redesigns of the line...

Lieback’s Lounge: This Will All Pass [Thoughts on Simic and Motorcycles]

There is a menace in the air Of tragedies in the making. These lines are from "Late September," written by the American minimalist poet Charles Simic....

Racing Classic Motorcycles: First You Have to Finish by Andy Reynolds [Review]

Author Andy Reynolds’ new book, Racing Classic Motorcycles: First You Have to Finish, is about a man livin’ the classic motorcycle racing dream—with some...

2021 BMW R 18 Test: City and Country Life with the Big Boxer

Let's say we hop into Mr. Peabody's WABAC Machine and set the date for October 1936 and Berlin as a location. With us, we...

Harley-Davidson Tremont Shoes Review: Urban Motorcycle Footwear

In the on-going debate over how much protection is enough, the correct answer for each of us comes from within. Some riders would never...