Watch Nicky Hayden Flog The New 2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP Around Valencia

"Total Control" at its finest

Honda CBR1000RR
We could watch this alllllll day.Image from video

Honda first teaser videos for the new 2017 Honda CBR1000RR were all paired with the phrase "total control." Their thinking is that, with the best power/weight ratio of any CBR ever and a new electronics system, their literbike will be the easiest and most controllable bike in the class.

And, since the spec sheet is often not enough to convince or intrigue you, they gave the CBR1000RR SP to Nicky Hayden to make a little video.

I don't know about you, but Suzuki's new GSX-R1000 looked like the better literbike released yesterday, although this video makes a strong case for Big Red. Sure, Nicky is a special rider and the bike isn't going to look the same on track with me piloting it, but it's hard to ignore how nimble it looks.

This is going to be a fun bike launch season.