The 2018 Honda CR600RR will be on the line this weekend when it’s put through its paces on the track.
The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m.
ET on Saturday, April 18th at the Autosport Track.
Honda’s reigning championship winner, Anthony Davidson, will be in attendance, as will current Honda Superbike champion, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and reigning MotoGP rider, Jenson Button.
Davidson’s Honda will also be available for pre-registration on Sunday morning, April 19th at 10 a..m., but pre-order the bike from the Honda website, and you’ll have a chance to win a $50,000 prize.
Honda is partnering with the IndyCar Series, the Indy 500 and the Verizon IndyCar Championship to put on this year’s race, which will be broadcast live on the Honda Channel on NBC Sports.
It’s a good time to be a motorcycle racer, and we’ve got a great lineup of riders on the grid for you to enjoy this weekend.
The race will be streamed live on NBCSN at 10:30am ET, with commentary from former MotoGP riders Jenson, Ryan and Anthony.
It will be available to stream online at NBCSN.com/video, on the NBC Sports app, or on the web at NBC Sports Go.
You can also find out what it’s like to race on a track like this by watching the first race of the 2018 season on NBC.ca.
The Honda CBP600RR is Honda’s first entry in the Indy Car Series since the Honda NSX in 2014.
The first-generation Honda CBV600R, which debuted in 2012, was the fastest bike on the circuit and was also the only Honda to win the Indianapolis 500 in 2015.
Honda has since developed and built the 2018 CBR in partnership with Honda Racing Technology.
In 2018, Honda has also won the Indy Lights Championship, the Super Late Model GTE, and the Indy 1000.
Honda CRP600R specs (engine: Honda CBT, displacement: 1,500cc, cylinder heads: 4 valves, cylinder bore: 1.7:1, compression ratio: 8:1) – Max power: 125 bhp @ 2,800 rpm – Max torque: 170 lb-ft @ 6,000 rpm – Braking: hydraulic disc brakes – Horsepower: 125 hp @ 2.8 revs (max) – Torque: 165 lb-hp @ 1,900 revs – EPA: 20 mpg city / 35 mpg highway (est.)