The Fire­blade’s on Fire

BIKE (UK) - - RACING -

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

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