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New Honda Fireblade revealed in Cologne


After trying it out for himself at Valencia’s Circuito Ricardo Tormo last month, Honda WorldSBK Team’s Nicky Hayden – joined by Freddy Foray of the Honda Endurance Racing team – took to the stage to reveal the latest chapter in Honda’s epic 25-year-old Fireblade history.

The development of the 2017 Fireblade has remained true to the ground-breaking spirit of the original 1992 machine, with a relentless focus on power to weight ratio. A 15kg weight reduction and 8kW top end power boost combine to give a 14% improvement in power to weight, making the 2017 Fireblade the sharpest in its 25 year history. A new electronics package includes semi-active Öhlins Electronic Control suspension, Honda Selectable Torque Control, Selectable Engine Brake and Power settings, Quickshifter, and Downshift Assist.

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