2017 – Honda’s Year!
As we enter the second month of 2017, after a eventful January, we couldn’t be more excited about what’s to come for the rest of the year. 2017 will see multiple product launches across the motorcycle, power product and the car ranges as well as two very important silver anniversaries.
Not only will we be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the birth of the Civic Type R badge, 2017 also marks the 25thanniversary of the launch of Honda legend, Fireblade. Both milestones will be commemorated with new launches of each product.
The latest version of the iconic Civic Type R will be a special performance edition of the existing product line up. Implementing a touch of tradition, the version will have a red Honda badge and Championship White paint as an option, as a tribute to their first winning F1 car.
Honda’s British Superbike team will first ride the new Fireblade in anger at Donington in April. The new Fireblade delivers a 14% power to weight ratio improvement, gains a comprehensive electronics package and incorporates RC2123V-S, MotoGP technology.
Dave Hodgetts, managing director at Honda UK, commented:
“It’s going to be a busy year for the Honda brand in the UK once again and demonstrates the depth and breadth of our product offering – generators to Jets! As well as exciting new products joining the line-up, we are celebrating our racing heritage with 25 year anniversaries for both Fireblade and Type R.”