Nicky Hayden was the last person to win a World Superbike race on a Honda CBR1000RR. That victory on May 15, 2016, in the pouring rain at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia highlighted the late Kentuckian’s smooth riding style as well as the forgivinging nature of the CBR-RR platform. And that latter trait remains true today with the current machine. Is the standard-issue CBR1000RR more powerful or faster than the other Japanese liter-class sportbikes—Kawasaki ZX-10R, Suzuki GSX-R1000, and Yamaha YZF-R1—or its European counterparts, the Aprilia RSV4 RF, BMW S 1000 RR, or Ducati V4? No, but it is velvety-smooth, with a seat plush enough to be considered comfortable, and light-effort handling that makes the Honda one of the easiest repli-racers in the big-bore segment to hustle along a twisty road.