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John Mcguinness says the main changes from the Fire­blade he used with great suc­cess from 2008 to now should make him a big bike TT con­tender again.

The main changes are un­der the skin and in­volve the elec­tron­ics with a throt­tle blip­per, new en­gine brak­ing sys­tem and quick­shifter, all linked to the rider by the bike’s new dash.

Mcguinness also likes the new bike’s much slim­mer pro­file and sharper body­work and says the Öh­lins sus­pen­sion makes the bike stop and turn a lot bet­ter than the old model Fire­blade.

Mcguinness has also added a thumb rear brake to the Nissin set up and there is a new Akrapovic ex­haust sys­tem.

“The old bike was pretty good re­ally, it just needed some lit­tle bits chang­ing and ex­tra bits adding and I think we have ev­ery­thing in place now with the new ma­chine.”

Slicker gearchanges guar­an­teed

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