MotoGP

LCR Honda’s experimental ‘Blade

Ingredients: take one CBR1000RR Fireblade, add MotoGP-grade Öhlins, carbon fibre Brembo brakes, a HRC kit and some super sticky Bridgestones

ONE option for exploring the possibility of running with a bike under the Claiming Rule Team regulations next season is to look into the current 1,000cc superbikes available, a project that LCR Honda have been accessing with a CBR1000RR Fireblade and a collection of MotoGP spares.

Starting from the base of a CBR Honda, Lucio Cecchinello’s team has created a machine that is more than just a Fireblade in the official Playboy colours. The project borrows a lot of technical parts directly from a Honda RC212V.

The chassis is as standard and the area that shows the excessive level of tuning begins with the HRC kit to the 1,000cc engine, boosting the horsepower to 200bhp. Next-up, the ultra-exclusive Öhlins forks have been donated from last season’s RC212V priced at €50,000 and then combined with a set of €12,000 Brembo carbon fibre brakes on some lightweight Marchesini wheels.

Although the bike is merely a test mule, LCR are contemplating releasing what is a contender for the ultimate track bike to the wealthy, with a price tag of €150,000.

Via Sportmediaset

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