On the opening day of the 2021 EICMA show, Honda had a couple of bikes under wraps and ready for reveal, the CBR1000RR-R SP Fireblade and the ADV 350 – plus another chance to have a look at the NT1100.
Honda CBR1000RR-R SP Fireblade 30th Anniversary)
First up, the 30th Anniversary Edition CBR1000RR-R SP Fireblade, which takes some of the stylistic features of the original ‘blade in a throwback of epic proportions to the original 90s style.
It’s priced at £23,999, just £500 up on the standard SP model, with around 200 numbered models due to be available – we think it’s going to fly out of dealers.
Being the SP model, it’ll naturally come with the semi-active Öhlins suspension and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), along with a few updates to gearing (to make each gear a bit shorter), the rear sprocket being upped from 40 to 43 teeth, and narrowed intake ports for more airflow.
Next, we had another look at the NT1100 – one that we recently reviewed at the European press launch in Barcelona.
Crafted as the on-road variant of the Africa Twin, the tourer will serve as a comfortable means of adventuring for long weekends two up, aided by the DCT (if you decide to go for it) and propelled by the 1084cc parallel-twin unit.
It’ll be interesting to see how it sells in 2022, particularly as there are a tremendous amount of sports tourers on the market right now.
Honda ADV 350
Last of the three reveals, we had a look at the new ADV 350. A sort of culmination of the X-ADV and the Froza 350, the ADV 350 promises to be a lot of fun – we definitely enjoyed our time with the X-ADV.
Single cylinder 330cc motor, a huge underseat storage compartment that should fit two lids, and despite no price being published just yet, we’d expect it to be somewhere around £5-6,000.
Enjoy the quick rundown of the three bikes from Toad, and we’ll see you on the next one.