Bikes Honda Racing special-livery ‘Urban Tiger’ CBR1000RR Fireblade

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    Honda press release for this weekend racing in the BSB event.

    As round three of the 2014 British Superbike Championship got underway at Snetterton in Norfolk today, Honda Racing unveiled a special CBR1000RR Fireblade Superbike livery based on the iconic Urban Tiger design first launched on the road-going machine in 1994.The special livery was revealed as Honda Racing’s Julien Da Costa took to the track for the first Superbike practice session ahead of Sunday’s races. The current World Endurance Champion is taking part in four BSB rounds (Snetterton, Donington Park, Silverstone and the final Brands Hatch outing) as part of the continued development programme for the CBR1000RR Fireblade ahead of Honda’s planned full-time return to the championship in 2015.Da Costa’s Snetterton race bike showcases the first of three special liveries celebrating the rich history of the Fireblade and is based on the Urban Tiger – a design launched when the original 1992 CBR900RR received its first major update in 1994. A new fairing brought with it the iconic ‘Foxeye’ headlight and a bright orange paint scheme that was an eye-catching departure from the standard Honda colours. The Urban Tiger became an iconic design still much revered by Fireblade fans.

    Da Costa will compete in both Sunday’s Superbike races, while his Honda Racing team-mates Jason O’Halloran and Freddy Foray will continue their Superstock 1000 campaigns aboard the tri-colour Honda Racing CBR1000RR Fireblade SP.The Urban Tiger special-livery race bike will make a second appearance when Julien Da Costa competes at the Donington Park round of British Superbikes in September.

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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Based on this tribute bike outing for the preparation for the 2015 BSB round , Honda are now officially releasing a limited-edition CBR1000RR Fireblade Urban Tiger edition.

    I have to admit it looks stunning! :Wub::Photographer:

    Honda press release
    Following the unveiling of the Honda Racing’s special-livery ‘Urban Tiger’ CBR1000RR Fireblade machine during last weekend’s British Superbike Championship round at Snetterton, Honda has announced that a road-going version in the same stunning design will be available to buy at selected dealers from July.

    The Urban Tiger paint scheme was first launched 20 years ago, when the original 1992 CBR900RR Fireblade received its first major update in 1994. A new fairing brought with it the iconic ‘Foxeye’ headlight and a bright orange paint scheme that was an eye-catching departure from the standard Honda colours. The Urban Tiger became an iconic design still much revered by Fireblade fans.

    Now, the livery is making a comeback as selected Honda dealers across the UK will be offering the 2014 CBR1000RR Fireblade – which features an upgraded cylinder head and exhaust, plus revised PGM-DSFI settings boosting top-end power and mid-range torque – in Urban Tiger tribute livery. The model will also feature a special edition Akrapovic exhaust and will be available to purchase from July 2014, priced from £13,299 OTR.

    “Honda is competing in four rounds of BSB with Julien Da Costa in order to continue development of the race bike ahead of our return to the championship in 2015 and we saw this as the perfect opportunity to celebrate the colourful history of the Fireblade,” explains Honda UK’s Head of Motorcycles Nick Campolucci. “We decided to take that one step further by offering customers the chance to own a modern version of this retro livery. The Urban Tiger is one of the most loved Fireblade paint schemes in the model’s 22-year history and it’s still as popular today as it was back in 90s. Now Fireblade fans can have the best of both worlds – the iconic design on the latest evolution of the machine.”
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  3. steve4536 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Bike porn:Thumbup:
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I know its looks stunning.
     
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  5. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Not into bikes but must say they look stunning
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I want one..but prefer the Fireblade SP more than that . but will still have both :Whistle:
     
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