bike-shows

Motorcycle events

Limited edition Honda Fireblade celebrates Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness

Honda_fireblade

Honda is building a limited run of 30 very special examples of its CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, honouring its Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness – the 23-time TT winner who made his 100th start around the iconic road course earlier this year.

Taking Honda’s already mighty 200bhp flagship superbike as its base, the McGuinness edition features a number of neat details and even a handover from the man himself to warrant the £6,000 premium over the regular 30th anniversary Fireblade.

The custom livery of the McGuinness’ ‘Blade echoes that used by the legend during for his 100th TT start back in June, it features gold detailing, sponsor logos, McGuinness’ signature on the airbox and a film effect design with pictures from the rider’s previous TTs.

Honda have committed to making no more than 30 examples of the special Fireblade, and each will carry a numbered plaque on the headstock. Other special stuff includes lightweight carbon fibre front mudguard, carbon rear hugger, rear seat unit and a TT style tall screen. High spec Metzeler Racetec RR tyres will also be fitted, and Honda will also chuck in a garage mat, bike cover and a laser engraved crystal featuring a design of McGuinness’ 100th start replica trophy. Buyers will also have the opportunity to receive their bike personally from McGuinness at Honda’s UK race workshops in Lincolnshire.

Commenting on the replica, McGuinness said: “The stars aligned for me to be back on a Honda Fireblade for my 100th TT start. It’s an awesome bike and has meant so much to me over my career. And, if I think about it, to so many other riders over the last 30 years too. I’m proud of my connection with its place in TT history and of this, my replica. There is no event like the Isle of Man TT in the world and this motorcycle celebrates Honda’s, and my own part, racing in it. That feels good. Really good.”

Fancy seeing one of these in your own garage? Pop down to your local Honda dealer for more information.

 

Bike News

You also may be
interested in...

Bike Shows & Events

TT 2022: a tale of highs and lows

After a two year hiatus due to Covid, the Isle of Man TT returned and once again delivered the highs and lows that only the world’s iconic road race can bring.

Read more Motorcycle Events

Keep up to date with our news & blogs

Bike News

Vespa GTV provides new twist on classic scooter

With the most iconic scooter design of all time, it’s a case of evolution rather than revolution for Vespa but for 2023 there’s something new coming out of the Tuscan factory.

Read more Bike News
Bike News

BMW hits sales record in 2022

Big adventure bikes lead the way as BMW sells more bikes in one year than ever before during its 100-year history.

Read more Bike News
Bike News

John McGuinness to race the 2023 Isle of Man TT races with Honda

Honda Racing announces riders for the 2023 Road Racing campaign

Read more Bike News

Have some questions? Check out our tips & guides pages for some great information

Motorbike Reviews

Reviewed: Forcite MK1S

We don’t usually review motorcycle gear on Insidebikes, but when the opportunity to try out the world’s most advanced crash helmet came along we couldn’t help but make an exception…

Read more Bike Reviews
Motorbike Reviews

Reviewed: Moto Morini 6½ Seiemmezzo STR and SCR

At under £7000, Moto Morini’s new 6½ range offers a lot of machinery for an impressive amount of cash. But just how good are they?

Read more Bike Reviews
Motorbike Reviews

Track review: Ducati Panigale V2

Ducati’s Panigale V2 might seem like the ‘baby’ in their sportsbike lineup, but is it right in the sweet spot for going fast and having fun?

Read more Bike Reviews