Motorcycle Racing News A Pint of Guinness & Honda Fireblade Unite

A Pint of Guinness & Honda Fireblade Unite

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Win a John McGuinness Limited Edition Honda CBR1000 RR

Two things will always be tied to 17-time Isle of Man TT winner John McGuinness – the Honda CBR Fireblade and a pint (or pints) of Guinness.

The man who holds the outright Isle of Man TT lap record pilots a Honda CBR 1000 RR Fireblade, and is always donning an image of a pint of Guinness on his leathers.

And now, the two items will come together and benefit charity. How? One lucky person will win a 2012 Honda CBR 1000 RR Fireblade that features an “intricate paint-scheme replicates the look of a pint, complete with dew-drops of condensation on the fairings and a creamy white head.”

Clive Padgett of Padgett Racing, which fields a McGuinness Honda Fireblade at the IOMTT, has arranged a contest for the Joey Dunlop Foundation, which was created in honor of 26-times TT winner Joey Dunlop; the Foundation funds creations that accommodate disabled visitors to the Island.

The LE McGuinness CBR Fireblade also features a gold map of the TT course and the lap record of 131.578mph – and each bike is also autographed by McGuinness, enhancing its exclusivity even further.

But there’s more…the bike featured in the contest was also owned by John McGuinness himself.

And don’t worry…if you don’t win the machine, the Fireblade will also be available to order from select Honda dealerships (not stateside, unfortunately).

John McGuinness says: “I’m so proud to have a special edition bike like this. I’m honored that Honda has recognised my achievements at the TT in this way and it cheers me up after a 2010 Isle of Man campaign that was hit by bad luck.

“I feel part of the Fireblade programme now with my wins on the current ‘Blade and previous versions, so it’s very special to know people can buy this bike.

“With the one that Honda has given me, I’m not going to use it, it will join my collection. I’ve got an older style ‘Blade, a V-twin SP-1 and a number of other Hondas.

“I’m always going to keep hold of it. The paintwork is amazing and every owner’s bike will be unique, as each of the bubbles on the bodywork is done by hand and different every time. It’s a work of art.”

Tickets for the tombola, priced just £1 ($1.58), will be available at the Bristol Bike Show, Stafford Bike Shows, Thundersprint, Isle of Man TT, Manx Grand Prix Festival, North West 200, all three Scarborough events, the Ulster Grand Prix and the Stars of Darley.

Alternatively, phone the Joey Dunlop Foundation House 01624 677741, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, where card payments can be taken with minimum purchase £5 ($7.90).

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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