Honda Fireblade

The Honda Fireblade is a family of sport motorcycles manufactured by Honda since 1992. The first model was designed by Tadao Baba. Previously, Honda also used the "Fireblade" name for their CBR250RR and CBR400RR.

  • CBR900RR, 1992–1995
    • CBR919RR, 1996–1999
    • CBR929RR, 2000–2001
    • CBR954RR, 2002–2003
  • CBR1000RR, 2004–present
1996 Isle of Man TT

This was the year where Phillip McCallen of Honda achieved 4 wins in a week – a record not beaten until 2010. He won all of the main races with Jim Moodie and Joey Dunlop picking up the smaller bike wins.

Dave Molyneux managed to hold off Rob Fisher to win both sidecar races.

2005 Isle of Man TT

The 2005 Isle of Man TT Festival was the 98th run and took place between Saturday 28 May and Friday 10 June on the 37.73 mile (60.72 km) Mountain course. The first week (between 28 May and 3 June) is known as the practice week, before the real action was due to commence on 4 June. Bad weather meant that the Superbike race was held over until Sunday (5 June). There were only 7 races in this year because this was the first year the smaller 250 bikes & Production models did not race at the TT, instead they were replaced with Superbike, Supersport & Superstock races.

The Sidecar TT Race A, was supposed to be race 2 but due to inclement weather forced the postponement of the Superbike TT for 24 hours, the Sidecars became the first race.

Althea Racing

Althea Racing is a motorcycle racing team based in Civita Castellana, Italy. For 2019, two versions of the team operate within the World Superbike Championship, as Moriwaki Althea Honda Team having two riders in conjunction with HRC, and as Althea MIE Racing Team with one rider using Honda Fireblade motorcycles.Althea previously competed the defunct European Superstock 1000 Championship, winning in 2016 with rider Raffaele De Rosa.

Arthur Sissis

Arthur Sissis (born 15 June 1995) is an Australian motorcycle and speedway rider and former Grand Prix motorcycle racer who last rode for Mahindra Racing in the Moto3 World Championship before being replaced by Andrea Migno mid season due to poor results. He currently competes in the Australian Superbike Championship, aboard a Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR.

Ben Bostrom

Benjamin "Ben" Bostrom (born May 7, 1974) is an American former professional motorcycle racer.

The son of Dave Bostrom and nephew of Paul Bostrom, both successful dirt-track racers, Bostrom began his career in the same fashion by winning the AMA National 600 Dirt Track Championship in 1993. He moved to road racing in 1995.

Bostrom captured the AMA Superbike championship as a Honda rider in 1998, without winning a race. A year later Bostrom, astride a Ducati and still racing full-time in the AMA series, won a Laguna Seca Raceway World Superbike race (and finished second in another) as a wild card entry.

Bostrom first raced full-time in the Superbike World Championship in 2000 on a factory Ducati. In 2001 he won an unexpected 6 races, including 5 in a row on a factory L&M Ducati, to finish third overall. Bostrom did not win a race in 2002, and scored weaker results as the season progressed.

For 2003 Bostrom returned to the domestic series for American Honda on an RC51, staying there in 2004 on the brand new Honda Fireblade CBR1000. He finished 4th in AMA Superbike in both years. He made a return to international racing for 2005, with the Renegade Honda team in the World Superbike Championship, but was not successful. He qualified slowest of the 28 international entries in Qatar at the first round, but scored a few top ten finishes during the season to come 14th overall.

Bostrom returned to Ducati as Neil Hodgson's teammate for the 2006 AMA Superbike Championship. Ducati withdrew from the AMA Superbike Championship at the end of 2006, leaving Bostrom to join the Yamaha/Graves Motorsports team in 2007 for a rebuilding year, riding in the AMA Superstock Championship, where he finished second in points, though unable to score a win.

In 2008, Ben Bostrom switched from Superstock to Supersport and led the Graves Motorsports Yamaha team to an AMA championship in the 600cc class. At Virginia International Raceway that year, Bostrom finished 2nd and gave his trophy to Sam Koup (the Grandson of racer Larry Koup), and distributed his champagne bottle and hats to others. Bostrom went on to win the 2008 Supersport Championship for under the Graves Motorsports banner. This was the last year of the AMA series before ownership transferred to the Daytona Motorsports Group, and the 600cc class was renamed AMA Daytona Sportbike.

For 2009, Bostrom raced a 1000cc Yamaha YZF-R1 in the American Superbike class. He also moonlighted in select 600cc events, including the season opener, Daytona 200, in which he took 1st place.

In addition to Superbike, Bostrom races Supermoto- a multi-discipline format involving off-road, flat track and road-racing in one event. Bostrom won the 2003 AMA Supermoto Championship and the gold medal at the inaugural X-Games Supermoto competition. The X-Games race (whose field included European Supermoto Champion Eddy Seel and seven-time Supercross champ, Jeremy McGrath) saw Bostrom win after nearly tipping over five laps from the finish. Ben also dabbles in journalism with an article entitled "Boz Bros Chronicles" which is featured in 2Wheel Tuner Magazine each month as well as Sportbikeclub.com.

In 2014 Bostrom was part of a winning team in the Race Across America, cycling alongside Dave Mirra, Micky Dymond and Dave Zabriskie.His brother, Eric Bostrom, is also an AMA rider.

Dan Linfoot

Daniel Craig Linfoot (born (1988-07-08)8 July 1988 in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire) is a superbike rider who until 2018 competed in the British Superbike Championship for Honda Racing, a semi-private Honda-supported race team based in Louth, Lincolnshire,aboard a Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR SP2. For 2019, he will ride for TAG Yamaha aboard a Yamaha YZF-R1.Linfoot has been racing since 2002, when he began his racing career on minibikes, before progressing through to geared bikes in 2003.

From 2003 to present, Dan has progressed from 125cc bikes to Superbikes, riding in MotoGP 250cc, World Supersport 600cc, and British Superbikes.

Fireblade

Fireblade may refer to:

Honda Fireblade, a family of sport motorcycles

Fireblade (Company), a website security and traffic management software company

Fire Blade (video game), a flight simulation video game

Fireblade, a fire spell in the online game of Wizard101

Florian Marino

Florian Marino (born 3 June 1993 in Cannes, France) is a French motorcycle racer. In 2018, he replaced PJ Jacobsen on the Triple M Honda Fireblade for two races of the Superbike World Championship in Argentina, becoming injured during the second leg and was unable to compete in the final event at Qatar.

Gary Carswell

Gary Carswell (Gary Lee Stanley Carswell, 29 August 1968 – 11 April 2015) was a Manx solo-motorcycle road racer who worked as a civil engineer.

He was a veteran competitor of the Isle of Man TT with 56 starts, and 12 starts in the Manx Grand Prix (long) road-races held on the 37-mile Snaefell mountain course around the island, also competing in the Southern 100 (short) road-races held on the 4-mile Billown Circuit, near Castletown in the south of the Isle of Man.

Honda CBR1000RR

The CBR1000RR, marketed in some countries as the "Fireblade", is a 998 cc (60.9 cu in) liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder sportbike, introduced by Honda in 2004 as the 7th generation of the CBR series of motorcycles that began with the CBR900RR in 1992.

Jacob Gagne

Jacob 'Jake' Gagne (born 27 August 1993) is a motorcycle racer from the United States of America.

Karl Muggeridge

Karl Muggeridge born 20 April 1974 in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia is a former professional motorcycle racer. He is married to Isobel, and has one son, Ryan Luca. He won the Supersport World Championship in 2004, and then raced in Superbike World Championship, primarily on Hondas.

Leon Camier

Leon Stuart Camier (born 4 August 1986) is an English motorcycle racer. In late 2017, he signed to compete in the 2018 Superbike World Championship series aboard a Honda Fireblade SP2 for Ten Kate Racing as teammate to Jake Gagne. Camier continued with Honda into 2019, for the first time a full factory-backed team, with teammate Ryuichi Kiyonari.Previously he competed since 2015 for MV Agusta Reparto Corse in the Superbike World Championship, aboard an MV Agusta F4.

He was the 2005 British Supersport and 2009 British Superbike Champion. 2010 was his first full season in the World Superbike series.

Moriwaki Engineering

Moriwaki Engineering is a Japanese manufacturer of speciality high performance products and motorcycle accessories.

Ryuichi Kiyonari

Ryuichi Kiyonari (清成龍一) (born September 23, 1982, in Saitama, Japan) is a professional motorcycle road racer. For 2019 he is competing in World Superbikes with a new team formed by Honda Racing Corporation and Moriwaki Engineering, using the 2019 Honda Fireblade and teammate Leon Camier.

He previously rode a Honda CBR1000RR in the MFJ All-Japan Road Race JSB1000 Championship. He was the 2006, 2007 and 2010 British Superbike champion and enjoys fame and popularity amongst British motorcycle race fans due to his success and personality. He raced for Honda Asia in 2012. He also won the 2008 Suzuka 8-Hour race, teamed with his former WSBK teammate Carlos Checa. He has a reputation for taking his time to settle into a race after the start and coming on strong in the later stages.

Sjaak Lucassen

Sjaak Lucassen (born October 2, 1961) is a Dutch long-distance motorcycle rider.

Tadao Baba

Tadao Baba is a retired Japanese motorcycle engineer, the original designer of the Honda FireBlade.

Yamaha FZR1000

The Yamaha FZR1000 is a motorcycle produced by Yamaha from 1987 to 1995. The 1989 version, crowned the "Bike of the Decade" by Cycle World, had 0-60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration time of 2.9 seconds, and a top speed of over 167 mph (269 km/h).

The unique feature that gave the 1989 and onward models their Exup name (for Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve) was Yamaha's four-stroke power valve system, a servo motor-driven exhaust valve. This allowed large bore exhaust header pipes (for excellent gas flow at high engine speeds) coupled with the valve restricting flow at lower revs, to speed the gas through. It gave pulling power from low revs, seamlessly, up to the red line at 11,500 rpm. It also allowed extremely radical high lift cams that gave a very lumpy idle when unplugged in the open position or when using a full aftermarket exhaust. Yamaha used this valve system on the YZF models which followed (Thunderace) and the R1 models from 1998.

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