The Fireblade’s on Fire
The other thing that’s really impressed me in BSB this year are the Hondas. I just can’t believe that old Fireblade’s so good! They just look like such lovely bikes to ride. They might not be the best in any one area – they’re just a good all-round package. It looks like you can really grab that bike by the scruff of the neck and just hustle it round. I’ve no idea how they’re so much more competitive this year. You have to wonder if Nicky Hayden signing for Honda in WSB has anything to do with it. Maybe Honda have thrown a few more engineers in there to help develop the bike and get some more life out of it. It certainly looks like a different bike from the last couple of years.
Nicky Hayden signs. Fireblade ups its game. Natch