WSBK » Rea set for first test on 2012 Fireblade

Jonathan Rea and Hiroshi Aoyama will ride the 2012-spec Honda Fireblade for the first time during three-day Phillip Island test. Castrol reverts to 'key secondary partner'.

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Bridgestone - Unregistered

January 16, 2012 7:58 PM

I think that Ducati now have launched the Panigale i think in 2013 there will be a total new Fireblade in 2013 and i think it will be a V4. as will Yamaha have a full big-bang motor and not only a crossplane engine.
To go head to head with the Panigale.

I sure hope so!!!


January 17, 2012 7:50 AM

@ Bridgestone

I hope so too, but I doubt it.
2012 was supposed to be the "NEW" Fireblade, and, amazingly, very little has changed... Again... Same as the GSX-R. In the current climate, I fear manufacturers are shy of laying it out on the line, they rather play safe. BUT LET'S hope AT LEAST that Honda and Yamaha bring something fresh.

As it stands, the 2012 is gonna be much stronger than the 2011, as will the Kwakkas.


McLarenP - Unregistered

January 17, 2012 9:14 AM

@ Sweeble, Totally agree! Jonathan Rea is a brilliant rider, full of determination and committment. I always love watching him race as you can bet your life on him giving his all and making every race exciting and unpredictable. All Jonny needs is a good bike and he will always be up at the front! I am so looking forward to the start of this season !!


January 17, 2012 11:11 AM

I will never forget (and will probably never again see) Rea firing the Honda sideways out the corner onto the mine shaft at Kyalami, rear suspension hopping as he just kept it pinned in 2010.

The guy's mental.

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