For the Honda Fireblade, 2017 is a special year as it marks the 25th anniversary of what is the world’s first modern superbike. To celebrate this, Honda gathered a collection of Fireblades at the Rockingham circuit inviting a handful of special guests to grace the occasion. It would not be an exaggeration to state that the modern superbike scene is shaped by the Honda Fireblade when it was initially launched in 1992. While people were juicing out their 700cc engines, Honda went ahead and put a 900cc motor on their motorcycles and attempted to make the bike as light as they could and ended up producing a bike lighter than the current CBR600R!
Honda Fireblade has never changed the way they worked and still chooses to bring their bikes as light as they can as the new Fireblade weighs in at 196kgs while producing 193hp. In this historic event, people were given access to see the Fireblade ranges so owners who already had a Fireblade could see the way the transition happened over its course of evolution since 1992. What was special about it was also the fact that you could actually ride one of the older bikes to get a feel for how the bike started.
There was an event called the Honda25 event where all the bikes from 1992 were lined up and riders got the chance to ride some of them to experience it. Those who love the Fireblade, have a soft corner for the 2002 model as it epitomized the “mass centralization” theme that Honda adopted. The prices of the 2017 Honda Fireblade models will end in 25 to honor the machine’s 25th anniversary. There will be a road-legal homologation special 2017 Fireblade SP2 that will be built and about 500 will only be manufactured for the world. The event was a special one for so many people and projected the heritage of the Honda Fireblade’s evolution.