Oct 4, 2012
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CBR gets 2013 colours for SBK finale
The Honda World Superbike Team will be running its Honda CBR1000RR Fireblades in new colours for the final round of the 2012 World Superbike championship at Magny-Cours in France this weekend (5-7 October).
A new colour scheme for the road-going version of the 2013 Fireblade was unveiled this week at Intermot, Germany's major annual motorcycle exhibition held in Cologne. The team's CBRs have been updated to promote the new design.
The new graphics on the racing version of Honda's flagship sportsbike also feature the headlight stickers that will be obligatory in next year's World Superbike championship, re-affirming the close affinity between the racing machines and their road-going relatives.
This weekend will be the only occasion that the new colour scheme is run since the Honda team will run with title sponsor Pata for the 2013 season with a new design for the racing CBR machines.
Honda World Superbike Team rider Jonathan Rea commented: "I like this new paint scheme, especially as it underlines the fact that we're racing on production bikes that you can buy at your local Honda dealer. Ours are maybe a little more sophisticated, but the link is definitely there."