Honda CBR1100XX
The CBR1100XX Super Blackbird is a Honda
is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles.Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than...

A motorcycle is a single-track, two-wheeled motor vehicle. Motorcycles vary considerably depending on the task for which they are designed, such as long distance travel, navigating congested urban traffic, cruising, sport and racing, or off-road conditions.Motorcycles are one of the most...

 made from 1996 to 2007. The bike was developed to challenge the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11/ZZ-R1100 was produced from 1990-2001. It was marketed as the ZX-11 Ninja in North America and the ZZ-R1100 in the rest of the world.The C-model ran from 1990-1993 while the D-model ran from 1993-2001...

 as the world's fastest production motorcycle, and Honda succeeded with a top speed of 178.5 mph (79.8 m/s). Two years later the title passed to the Suzuki Hayabusa, which reached 194 mph (86.7 m/s). The Blackbird is named after the Lockheed SR-71, also a speed record holder.
In the mid 1990s, Honda was determined to produce the world's fastest production motorcycle and to take over the associated bragging rights and marketing impact, at the time held by Kawasaki's Ninja ZX11.