Nicky Hayden has unveiled the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP and SP2 at a press conference at the Intermot show in Cologne which he will use in next year's World Superbike championship.
Fresh from action at Magny-Cours with the Ten Kate-run Honda squad, Hayden revealed the new Honda Superbike for its maiden public appearance along with a freshly-homologated SP2 version where only 500 will be made for race use.
The SP2 is claimed to produce 189hp (11hp more than the existing model) at 12,500rpm with torque figures of 84.08lb/ft. Honda has looked extensively at saving weight and centralising mass in every department having lost outright power against its class rivals as updated models have been unleashed, something former MotoGP world champion Hayden outlined as his own demands for 2017.
Extensive focus has also been set on cornering, acceleration and braking on both new models while the expected 'ride-by-wire' electronic kit is also in place which meets the demands of World Superbikes ahead of 2017.
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Hayden and 2017 team-mate Stefan Bradl will run the new Fireblade in next year's World Superbike championship while it is also expected to arrive in British Superbikes ahead of the new season.
For a full breakdown of the facts and figures on the new Honda Fireblade for 2017, check it out on visordown.com