Bike News

Restricted-run Honda Fireblade honours John McGuinness | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

This new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP model will likely be restricted to solely 30 items.

Honda has taken the wraps off a limited-edition CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP commemorating John McGuinness’ 100th Isle Of Man TT begin in addition to 30 years of the legendary superbike. This particular version is proscribed to simply 30 items, every priced at GBP 30,000 (roughly Rs 29 lakh). 

Restricted-edition Honda Fireblade: particulars

This particular version of the Honda Fireblade is predicated on the SP variant however wears a full reproduction respray, incorporating Gold detailing and movie strip (displaying all of John’s TT begins on a Honda and 100th begin sponsor logos) and gold wheel stripes. Additional, McGuiness’ signature will adorn the airbox cowl on the tank and every bike can have a numbered plaque on the highest yoke, confirming authenticity. The bike will even function 30th anniversary 3D laser-engraved logos on the important thing fob in addition to an Akrapovic exhaust.

A few of the well-heeled prospects would possibly even get a possibility to obtain their bike from John McGuinness himself whereas taking supply from Honda Racing UK HQ. Whereas the mechanicals stay unchanged, just a few cycle components have been modified. For starters, there are carbon fibre entrance and rear huggers, complimented by a taller display screen and Metzeler Racetec RR tyres. Alongside these sticky tyres, the inventory tyres will likely be offered to the client as properly.

John McGuinness: a quick introduction

John McGuinness is the second most profitable TT racer of all time, subsequent to the late, nice Joey Dunlop. McGuinness has achieved wins in any respect the Worldwide highway racing occasions, however it’s his mastery of the notorious 37.73-mile (60.37km) public roads course on the Isle of Man that’s largely outlined his profession and cemented his legendary standing as one of many true giants of pure highway racing.

Making his TT debut in 1996, he received the very best newcomer title within the 250cc class. Three years later, he took his first win, the 250cc Light-weight TT. Over the following twenty years (1999-2019) he’s gathered an unimaginable 47 podiums of which 23 have been TT wins. His expertise and course information are second to none and he was additionally the primary man to interrupt by the 130mph barrier, which he achieved in a memorable 2007 season, on an HM Plant-sponsored Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade.

About the author

Ravi Kapoor