Thursday, April 14, 2016

Honda UK shows two new Fireblade specials at Silverstone

2016 special edition Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR 2016 special edition Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR
2016 special edition Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR 2016 special edition Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR
Until the all-new Fireblade comes along in 2017, these two specials will have to do

Last week, Honda UK unveiled two new CBR1000RR Fireblade specials at the opening round of the 2016 MCE British Superbike Championship, at Silverstone. Honda Racing’s BSB riders, Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran rode a parade lap around the Silverstone circuit, on the new TT Special and Black Edition Fireblades.

'What a fitting setting in which to celebrate these bikes – Silverstone at the start of race season. The current generation Fireblade has been with us for the best part of a decade and keeps on surprising,' said Nick Campolucci, Head of Motorcycles at Honda UK. 'The Black special is a no-nonsense Fireblade, reflecting the Honda mantra behind the bike – that you don't always need all the bells and whistles to enjoy the ride and to obtain peak performance on-track,' he added.

'The TT Special is an acknowledgement of the incredible success that continues to be achieved with the Fireblade, at the Isle of Man. John McGuinness smashed the TT lap record last year and it's doubly apt that we launch this bike today, in the same time that John was awarded the prestigious Segrave Trophy by the Royal Automobile Club,' said Campolucci. The TT Fireblade, with its TT tri-color paintjob, comes packed with race-inspired extras including a MotoGP-style Akrapovic exhaust, limited edition black Gilles FX levers with Honda Racing etching, and Gilles MotoGP lever guard. It also features Gilles TCA chain adjusters – including paddock stand lifters – and crash pads, as well as Galfer stainless laser-cut wave discs. The TT Fireblade is priced at £16,999 OTR in the UK.

Meanwhile, the Black Edition adds a host of dark refinement to Honda’s popular CBR1000RR Fireblade machine. It features a special edition smoked screen (27mm higher than standard), Gilles brake leavers with Honda etching and Galfer front wavy discs. Also fitted as standard to the Black Edition is a Honda colour-matched seat cowl and carbon fibre hugger. The Black Edition is priced at £12,199 OTR.

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