There are few names in biking more evocative than 'Fireblade', says Geoff Hill in The Sunday Times. And it remains one of the few badges to "accurately reflect the character" of the machine it adorns.
The "brilliance" of Honda's "out-and-out sports bike" is that it is and always has been "remarkably simple but remarkably quick". It has "everything that a superbike for the road should have: killer looks, perfect balance and kudos among the cognoscenti".
And despite its name, it is "surprisingly simple to ride" easily "the most forgiving" and affordable superbike money can buy. That explains why it was the best-selling bike in 2010 and the "minor tweaks" on this 2011 model have done nothing to spoil it.
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The Blade "still rules the roost".
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