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Honda unveils motorbike for factory World Superbike go back

The new Honda CBR1000RR SP 2 Fireblade became officially unveiled on Sunday morning in Melbourne, carrying a pink, white and blue color scheme with added yellow stripes.

The motorbike could be piloted via Leon Camier, who ended his three-year courting with MV Agusta at the start of 2018, and 3-time British Superbike champion Ryuichi Kiyonari, who final raced in WSBK in 2009.

“Of course nowadays’s legit Moriwaki Althea Honda Team launch marks a very unique moment for anyone,” team director Midori Moriwaki said.

“I desire to thank Honda, HRC, Althea and Moriwaki and anybody involved on this venture for putting in an extremely good effort so that it will make this appear.

“We know that this is going to be a tough season of the path but it will also be an interesting one.

“I have known our riders Leon Camier and Ryuichi Kiyonari for a long time and I recognize they may be combatants, each tremendously stimulated and ready to present 100 in line with a cent to this assignment. We are ready and looking ahead to start!”

Honda introduced its manufacturing facility WSBK return on the end of the last yr after toning up a partnership with All-Japan Superbike squad Moriwaki Engineering and Italy’s Althea Racing.

This marked the end of its courting with Ten Kate, which has campaigned Honda motorcycles in the class for the reason that 2004.

Honda remaining ran a manufacturing unit operation in WSBK in 2002, when it claimed a 2nd riders’ identify in three years with Colin Edwards.

Honda’s new WSBK motorbike will hit the tune on Monday for the 2-day pre-season test at Phillip Island, before the Australian circuit hosts the primary spherical of the season from February 23-24.

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