Press a button, and like a spring loaded switchblade, this pro-street (or pro-drag) style bike will jump in action fully committed to precise performance. Conceived by designer Edward Birtulescu (Honda Research & Development Of Americas), Switchblade is designed from a Honda 2010 Sabre model platform and takes its styling cues from many body details found on Formula 1 racing cars and MotoGP motorcycles. Frame, VT 1300 engine and gas tank were kept as manufactured by the factory, the customization prowess focusing on body work and on adding performance custom parts.
Full dress is carbon fiber, while racing performance is provided by a 3-way adjustable suspension, racing spec. caliper and rotors on a pair of 18″ wheels, oversized top and bottom triple tree clamps, onboard GPS lap timer with data acquisition unit and an air box/cleaner conversion. Bike rear lines are largely improved by the use of a single sided swingarm and of a final drive 535 chain conversion (before shaft drive).Controls by Accutonix. A low center of gravity and a centralized mass reinforce the super sport assault appearance that all pro-street bikes should have. Now, show the street what you are made of… Honda Motorcycles. (pictures copyright and courtesy Honda R&D Americas, Inc. for Cyril Huze)