Road, race or rally raider – Honda caters for you all at Motorcycle Live
July 2017 Road, race or rally raider – Honda caters for you all at Motorcycle Live In the year that Honda celebrates the 25th anniversary of its iconic Fireblade, naturally, there will be every opportunity for showgoers to be able to get up close and personal with its latest, fully-loaded, race bikes for the road.
Collecting all manner of accolades from the bike press, the 2017 incarnation of Fireblade represents the next evolution of the Fireblade concept of 25 years ago – that of Total Control. Lightest in class, power to weight ratio and agility have proven to be among the bike’s strongest selling points. Expect appearances from those who have ridden the bike in anger, with Honda’s British Superbike riders, Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran due to make special guest appearances, to talk about what it’s like to help develop a brand new bike from crate to top step of the podium.
Aside from the thrill of super sport riding, visitors to the Honda stand will be able to marvel at the off-road prowess of Honda’s adventure models, with tales of extraordinary adventure due to be told about bikes ranging from the lightweight CRF250L through to the legendary Africa Twin. Plus, it’s not just tall tales.
Motorcycle Live visitors will be able to take a taster session on the dirt, using the CRF1000L Africa Twin, testing out not only its appetite for off-roading but also its innovative dual clutch transmission. Road riders will be able to sign up to test a selection of Honda’s 2017 range, which spans everything from twist and go scooters, the heavily revised, A2 licence friendly CB500X and CBR500R, the fuel-sipping commuter-loved NC750 range right through to the all-new Fireblade. Finally, there will be the usual surprises in store, including the first UK sightings of some very special new metal…