Honda release new HRC Fireblade paintjob

Old-style paint scheme and minor detail touches give new Blade less weight and sharper look

Tasty, in a 1980s sort of way

HONDA HAS released the first pictures of a limited edition Fireblade in traditional HRC colours as a tribute to the factory’s racing arm.

Called the NBC1000RR, the bike is already available in Japan. As well as the different colour scheme, the bike also features a few minor changes including a new clutch cover, a plastic alternator (to help drop the overall weight).

The colours have been chosen to hark back to the glory days of the 1980s.

No price has been announced for the bike yet.

We kind of like it though, think it looks waaaaay better than the Hannspree race bike.