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nicky hayden launches new Fireblade

Nicky Hayden and Freddy Foray took to the stage to reveal Honda’s latest Fireblades – the SP and SP2 – at Intermot. Hayden had already tried the SP2 version out at Valencia’s Circuito Ricardo Tormo last month, a video of which set pulses racing among the assembled press at Cologne.

The presence of Hayden and Foray, of the Honda Endurance Racing team, added to the occasion.

Honda says 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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