Ultimate Showdown: Honda CBR1000RR vs. BTCC Honda Civic Type R

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It’s the the epic showdown most Honda fans could ever dream of. One of Honda’s most capable and fastest racing motorcycles, the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP, goes up against one of the fastest Honda racing cars currently produced, the Honda Civic Type R from the British Touring Car Championship.

Both Honda super-machines were set to duke it out at Scotland’s famous Knockhill circuit, but there was one big catch. Honda’s pro motorcycle rider would pilot the Civic, and their pro car racing driver would hop on the motorcycle, what could go wrong, right?

Don’t be fooled, because these professional dare-devils aren’t racing simpletons, they’re royals. Onboard the Civic Type R was 23-time Isle of Man TT rider and winner John McGuinness, who is a motorcycle racing legend in his own right, and onboard the CBR1000RR was British Touring Car Champion Gordon Shedden, who’s lapped the Knockhill circuit at least a thousand times during competition. The question remains, how will they do outside of their respective racing disciplines?

I won’t spoil the video for you, so you’ll have to watch it to find out the outcome, but I will say that the ending may really surprise you.

Kudos to Honda and Dunlop Tyre UK for putting this ultimate Honda showdown together!

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