Honda Civic Type R vs CBR1000RR Fireblade SP - car vs bike track battle
Which is better: two wheels or four? We invited BTCC legend Matt Neal and British Superbike racer Dan Linfoot to help us find out...
Until the new NSX arrives next year, the third-generation Civic Type R is the fastest road car Honda makes. But Honda doesn’t just build cars. In fact, the Japanese giant started off selling motorcyles, and is now the world’s biggest maker of two-wheelers.
So we decided to put Honda’s current fastest road car up against its fastest motorcycle: the CBR1000 RR Fireblade SP. Obviously, this being a car mag, no one on our team has the necessary skills to push this performance machine to its limits. So Honda offered to help by providing the services of its British Superbike racer, Dan Linfoot.
However, it felt a bit unfair to have a professional racer on the bike and not in the car. So we asked British Touring Car Championship legend Matt Neal from Honda Yuasa Racing to take part, too. Both racers were given a few laps to reacquaint themselves with their