In July 2001 Bob sold his 2 year old Triumph Legend and bought himself something a little bit faster, A Honda CBR1100xx Super Blackbird!.
One of the key features that attracted Bob to this bike (apart from the awesome power) was it’s linked brakes. Because of an earlier dismount while riding a motorcycle quite a few years ago, Bob’s right leg is a little bit, shall we say stuffed? so he’s unable to use the pedal on a conventional rear brake.
Now this makes for some hilarious moments when following Bob while he was riding his old Triumph that only had single front calliper brakes, but it was a little bit more worrying if Bob was actually behind you. (so to speak)
For those that don’t know, the Honda Blackbird uses Honda’s unique (at the time) combined braking system that when pulling in the front brake lever actually applies a little bit of rear brake as well as the front brakes and vice versa.
Unfortunately April 2005 saw the end of Bob’s Honda Blackbird but that didn’t put him off getting a new Honda Blackbird