News 13 Oct 2022

Penrite Honda uncovers special Fireblade tribute livery

Outfit to boast retro design to celebrate 30 years of flagship model.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Penrite Honda Racing will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Honda Fireblade with a special ‘old meets new’ retro livery for the Superbike support races at the 2022 Australian MotoGP.

Typically running a predominantly red and black colour scheme, Troy Herfoss’ CBR1000RR-R SP will feature a fresh design that boasts dionysus blue and ross white that was synonymous with the original Fireblade.

“Wow! There is so much to like about this bike and kit,” said Herfoss. “The 92-inspired blade has come up great. I’m in love with this bike, when the team first looked at doing this tribute livery, I thought it would be cool but it turned out better than I imagined!”

“I want to say a big thank you to Deon, Kristy and all at Honda Australia and Penrite Oil for supporting this tribute kit. My first memory of watching our Aussie legend Mick Doohan when he raced for Rothmans Honda so naturally, I’ve paired the suit with a Doohan-inspired helmet.

“It’s also an honour to represent Honda’s 30-year anniversary livery at MotoGP this weekend and I hope the whole kit brings back some great memories for Honda racing fans.”

Herfoss will also compete with a 90s-themed helmet and race suit at Phillip Island inspired by Australian Grand Prix legend Mick Doohan, as practice for Superbike riders commences tomorrow at 7:55 am.