John McGuinness vs the McLaren MP4-12C
TT legend John McGuinness races the Stig (plus McLaren) around the Top Gear track
Posted: 25 Sep 2012
First, it would be wise to point out that the bike is not exactly lacking in the firepower department, and probably the reason why McGuinness's smile remains wry. It might look like a street bike, but the Honda sat burbling by the plastic table is a TT Legends Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade with 210bhp and 88lb ft. It weighs in at 165kg, and is capable of 200mph from the relatively tiny n/a 1.0-litre four-pot. Power-to-weight is an astonishing 1,273bhp per tonne. That, in case you were under any illusion, is a lot.