10 years ago Honda stepped away from factory-supported domestic superbike racing, this year they return to the grid with the new Fireblade SP. Their main goal this year it to win the Suzuka 8 hour endurance race, and to do so, they’ve built this custom concept from a Fireblade SP. To test the bike and run it through the paces, test rider and several time Suzuka winner, Takumi Takahashi will be in the hot seat.
To celebrate this journey, Honda have produced this bike to release to Japanese buyers, and maybe down the line, introduce it into Europe as well.
The bikes utilises the same 189bhp, 999cc engine of that in the standard 2018 Fireblade SP, as well as the same electronics package and electrically adjustable suspension.
New additions to the SP custom concept include GB racing case covers, Active carbon fender kit, gilles tooling lever guards, a carbon Akrapovic end can, Brembo RCS master cylinder and monoblocks, Agras rearsets and an awesome Suzuka paint job.
These parts alone are worth around £5,000, so it’s expected that the price of the bike will be around that of the SP2 model.