If there was a British Superbike award for the motorcycle liveries that have remained most etched in the collective imagination of fans, Honda Racing United Kingdom would win hands down. Historically, the reference team in the United Kingdom for the Tokyo company has always stood out for its ability to express itself at the highest level in terms of livery (to name a few: HM Plant, Samsung or Stealth, the latest in 2020). Ahead of next season, the CBR 1000 RR-R will change again, sporting the colors celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Fireblade.
Today Honda Racing UK released images of the bike in its BSB livery for the 2022 season. With the official presentation due in a few days at the MCN London Motorcycle Show, the bikes will continue with the (prodigious) graphics for the 30 years since the launch of the first Fireblade on the motorcycle market. At the same time, the Motul logos are exceptionally present, as it is the new main sponsor of the glorious team led by Havier Beltran.
While waiting to see them on track during the inaugural pre-season tests scheduled at Snetterton from March 25 to 27, the CBRs, as already announced, will be in the hands of four runners in BSB (Tom Neave promoted alongside reconfirmed Glenn Irwin, Ryo Mizuno and Takumi Takahashi). 2022 will further mark Honda Racing UK’s expected return to the Tourist Trophy and NorthWest 200 with Irwin himself and none other than John McGuinness.