Up close with Honda’s new TT Special Fireblade.

Built to acknowledge the success that has been the partnership with TT legend John McGuinness, we grabbed a couple of minutes ‘personal’ time with Honda’s latest ‘parts’ special.

The big ‘H’ have two new versions of the Fireblade available for 2016; the ‘Black Edition’ has a load of, what Honda refer to as, ‘black refinement’; which is essentially a smoked screen, black Gilles brake levers and a new seat cowl and carbon hugger.

Naturally, because we were over at the TT Launch this week, we were more excited about the TT special that they’ve also released. And – as if planned by a complicated logistical marketing schedule – there was one on display at the official launch evening.

Featuring a stunning paint-job and a host of racey extras; like a new Akrapovic exhaust, Gilles levers, guards and a load of other bits and bobs, it’s £16,999 worth of race-bike gnarliness.

Click or swipe through the picture gallery above to see it in its natural, Isle of Man sun-kissed environment.

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