HONDA STRIKE BACK
All-new bike, signing and a big-money sponsor. Will this be the year of the Big H?
For 2017 the reborn Redbull-backed Honda Superbike team of Nicky Hayden and Stefan Bradl have a new Fireblade to play with. Instead of the usual twoyear mild evolution of the bike, the 2017 machine is totally fresh with the potential to become a key player.
MCN sat down with the team’s technical guru Peter Breddels for an insight into the new bike and found out what makes the SP2 so suited to racing.
An all-new bike is just what the team needed, but time is tight
Tech guru Breddels shares his Blade insights, see annotations above