In the twenty years that Honda have been churning out the Firblade, they've flogged 445,000 of the bleeders.
The first versions of the 2012 spec models will be in UK dealers for test ride purposes next month (December).
Customers will be able to take deliver in January. The bikes are priced at £12,000 OTR for the C-ABS version and £11,300 for the standard model. Three colour ways are available - white, red and black. There are no immedisate plans to offer a Repsol paint scheme.
Read Mark Forsyth's first impressions of the 2012 Honda Fireblade from the track launch at Portimao, Portugal.