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Why it’s a good time to buy a sharp Blade

Published: 09 October 2016

With the announcement of Honda’s new Fireblades at the Intermot show earlier this week, now is the perfect time to get a good deal on the outgoing model.

With the Fireblade SP, Honda has given CBR1000RR fans a reason to smile. With its classy Öhlins suspension, Brembo monobloc brakes, blueprinted engine and gorgeous HRC paintjob, it’s the most desirable Blade in the model’s 21-year history. With improved handling, braking performance and grip, the SP is a faster-lapping, easier-to-handle trackday bike than any previous model. And all the sexy bits make it a far better road bike, too, thanks to its smoother engine, plusher suspension, stronger brakes and taller double-bubble screen.

The SP gives you so much more confidence and feel through the rear tyre at full lean. When you are flying along, wide-eyed and pumped full of adrenalin, you really notice the things that make it special: the new suspension, brakes, tyres and a bigger screen to hide behind down the straights. The 2013 Blade was always a nicely balanced, easy-to-ride superbike – with the SP there is all this and more.


With the launch of the all-new bike just months away, you can grab a deal on the 2016 Fireblade SP The standard old Blade’s engine is a little gruff, so at low speeds you really notice the beautiful smoothness of the SP’s blueprinted motor. Then there’s the engine’s easy grunt, flexibility, typically glassy-smooth Honda throttle response and the way the Blade SP rolls obediently into corners with the lightest touch on the wider, lower, bars. Did I miss the lack of rider aids? Unless you have the talent of a top racer you’ll never to get the Blade to misbehave. 

PCP deal
2016 Honda Fireblade SP

On the road price  £15,799
Deposit £2781.14
Amount of credit £12,017.86
Honda UK contribution £1000
36 payments of £149.00
Guaranteed minimum future value £8451.99
Guaranteed minimum future value (inc option fee) £8461.99
Total amount payable £17,607.13


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