Honda releases special McGuinness TT Fireblade


To celebrate the 100th TT race start of the great John McGuinness earlier this year at the 2022 Isle of Man TT races, Honda is producing a special, limited-edition version of the Fireblade in his honour.

Just 30 of these CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SPs will be available, each with a £30,000 price tag which ties in with the celebrations of the Fireblade’s 30th anniversary.

John, a long-time Bennetts ambassador said, “The stars aligned for me to be back on a Honda Fireblade for my 100th TT start. It’s an awesome bike and has meant so much to me over my career. And, if I think about it, to so many other riders over the last 30 years too. There is no event like the Isle of Man TT in the world and this motorcycle celebrates Honda’s, and my own part, racing in it. That feels good. Really good.”

The 2022 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is armed with MotoGP tech throughout its four-cylinder engine, RCV213V-inspired aerodynamics, Öhlins Smart Electronic Control (SE-C) 43mm NPX forks and TT-36 rear shock, and full Brembo braking. On top of that, the 30th anniversary model gains a ‘Ring of Fire’ screen animation as the display loads. The serial number is laser-engraved on the top yoke and 30th Anniversary logos are found on the Smart Key and laser-engraved on the Akrapovič muffler, marking the machine’s special place in Honda history.



The John McGuinness 100th Start Fireblade gets a full replica respray, incorporating Gold detailing and film strip (showing all of John’s TT starts on a Honda and 100th start sponsor logos) and Gold wheel stripes. John’s signature crowns the airbox cover while each bike displays an individually numbered plaque on the headstock.

It’s also equipped with an official carbon fibre front mudguard (weighing just 255g, 38% lighter than stock) and 10% lighter carbon rear hugger, plus rear seat cowl and tall screen. Metzeler Racetec RR tyres will be fitted - the original set of tyres will also be provided.

In addition, a custom Fireblade garage mat and indoor body cover are accompanied by a 3D laser-engraved crystal featuring a design of the John McGuinness 100th Start replica.

And, if you fancy meeting the 23-time TT winner himself opportunity for a personal handover from John McGuinness MBE himself, at Honda Racing UK in Louth, that can be arranged.

All enquires and orders for the John McGuinness CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP 100th Start replica are to be via the Honda dealer network.

This limited edition Fireblade will be on display on the Honda stand throughout Motorcycle Live at the NEC from 19th to 27th November.