The Glemseck 101 is not an event that is known well in the United States, but in Germany, it is a gathering of like-minded two-wheeled enthusiasts, who celebrate the classic style of motorcycles.
Now in its 13th year, the three-day festival held outside of Leonberg, Germany plays host to tens of thousands of motorcyclists, all who pay homage to the old Glemseck 101 races from the 1960s.
This year, Honda is bringing a number of special machines to the event, including this specially prepared Honda CB1000R. This sport naked isn’t just for looks though, it plans to race.
Participating in the ⅛-mile sprint races, the “Glemseck” Honda CB1000R will be piloted by none other than Mick Doohan, and Honda Europe has built the machine to win.
Helping the five-time World Champion down the course will be the bevy of changes made to the Glemseck Honda CB1000R.
Öhlins suspension comes directly from the Honda Fireblade SP (that’s the Honda CBR1000RR SP, for us Yankees). Brembo brakes and an Akrapovic exhaust have also been added, along with some accessories from Rizoma.
A special lengthened single-sided swingarm is in the mix too, as well as a new clutch, both of which should help Doohan launch down the race course.
Of course, the machine would not be complete without a retro red, white, and blue paint job with gold accents.
Source: Honda Europe