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07-27-2017 12:43 PM
lee954bsb
Re: Does anybody recognise this bike - Firehawk

yeah i recognise that bike!!! i also own one ex gary mason wp 50mm forks beringer quad brakes ,quaife gearbox, oz wheels ect . i went to see russell savory who tuned the bikes and ran the team
02-05-2017 9:49 AM
CBR929RRY
Re: Does anybody recognise this bike - Firehawk

Why was the engine ever separated from it? ?
02-05-2017 9:16 AM
RRDemon
Re: Does anybody recognise this bike - Firehawk

I would love to see lots of pictures of this rework =) I'm always down for ideas for making my own ride faster, lighter, better-handling, or just a tad more awesome.
02-04-2017 2:22 PM
DRHRacing
Re: Does anybody recognise this bike - Firehawk

I now have this bike in my workshop ready to recommission - If indeed someone on this thread can reconnect with the original motor then please get in touch.

DRH
01-10-2017 10:39 AM
RRDemon
Re: Does anybody recognise this bike - Firehawk

Good article actually. So I definitely would not enjoy it =) Even with the electronics I'm sure the pucker factor for someone coming off of 99% street riding would be so high that you would have to think about every action you did far more than you could imagine.


I would think the Fire Hawk would be a different story being from the racing days of old where nimble was fast; not just pure power. So I still say, cool bike, but not as awe-inspiring as the new GP bikes with their ridiculous power and hyper-sensitive electronics packages.

I'd still have a go on a GP bike though... even if I wouldn't enjoy it =)
01-10-2017 7:45 AM
CBR929RRY
Re: Does anybody recognise this bike - Firehawk

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Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
I doubt you'd be even able to ride a motogp bike, let alone enjoy it;

Mind blowing! Riding Iannone's GP16! | MCN
Neil Hodgson: Ducati test rider | BT Sport
Not having a go at the rider at all. But it's a Ducati.

Ducati sucks. Especially at MotoGP, that's where they suck the hardest. One world championship in around 60 years of MotoGP, from a "premium" manufacturer.
The bike probably felt weird and hard to turn because it was a Ducati - designed and made by chipmunks.

More interested in hearing what someone has to say about the Yamaha or Honda.
01-10-2017 7:39 AM
CBR929RRY
Re: Does anybody recognise this bike - Firehawk

Awesome bike, great thread. Keen to see what else comes up.
01-09-2017 1:25 PM
RRDemon
Re: Does anybody recognise this bike - Firehawk

I do not disagree with either sentiment there. 240hp on a bike that is lighter than mine and requires electronics to even make rideable in the first place does not sound like my cup of tea. I am merely saying that a current (or even 5 season old for that matter) MotoGP bike is enough to strike fear and great respect. Comparatively speaking, though, the Fire Hawk was a full blown racebike in its time too. I guess the last 15 years has brought about so much innovation in the technology that goes into racing that it takes away some of the luster the Fire Hawk had.

But I digress- it is still a fabulous bike and I'm sure a lot of engineering went into it. Just not as much "amazement" factor as the current lineup that is used in Premier-class racing.

Edit: It is still also a gem to behold. Anything that was such a low-production (almost one-offs) and really only designed for the track is still something that people (and Honda) would and should want in their collection. I am just stating that, engine notwithstanding, the frame and suspension changes are something that can be achieved with any 954 still knocking about. It is the amount of work that would have gone into the engine (not present in that pic/frame) that would be the real jewel to have =)
01-09-2017 12:43 PM
Spaz
Re: Does anybody recognise this bike - Firehawk

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Originally Posted by RRDemon View Post
My opinion... the swinger in all the pics still looks pretty damn close to a standard 54.... maybe there is something I am overlooking (not zooming in or saving the pics for "in-depth" look).

Not saying the bike is not awesome, any true-form racebike tends to be killer. I had a shot on one (dedicated track bike I'd say is the word for what I rode) that was swapped with some great suspension bits and definitely put out a bit more power than "standard". Even for it "only" being an R6, and older at that, it still put down some respectable power and the handling shamed even my 954 that I love so much. So- yes, awesome bike and definitely a gem to get ahold of, but definitely not as awe-inspiring as a current-level MotoGP bike =)
I doubt you'd be even able to ride a motogp bike, let alone enjoy it;

Mind blowing! Riding Iannone's GP16! | MCN
Neil Hodgson: Ducati test rider | BT Sport
01-09-2017 11:21 AM
RRDemon
Re: Does anybody recognise this bike - Firehawk

My opinion... the swinger in all the pics still looks pretty damn close to a standard 54.... maybe there is something I am overlooking (not zooming in or saving the pics for "in-depth" look).

Not saying the bike is not awesome, any true-form racebike tends to be killer. I had a shot on one (dedicated track bike I'd say is the word for what I rode) that was swapped with some great suspension bits and definitely put out a bit more power than "standard". Even for it "only" being an R6, and older at that, it still put down some respectable power and the handling shamed even my 954 that I love so much. So- yes, awesome bike and definitely a gem to get ahold of, but definitely not as awe-inspiring as a current-level MotoGP bike =)
01-09-2017 7:18 AM
Spaz
Re: Does anybody recognise this bike - Firehawk

I don't have twatter, but has anyone thought of asking Gary https://twitter.com/garymason101?lang=en ? Or at least point him at this thread.
01-07-2017 3:05 PM
mauro954
Re: Does anybody recognise this bike - Firehawk

i found this,i hope it can help you,probably yours it's from Gary Mason
i found other 954 that was in that Championship but this ones are the only one with the same paint scheme

Matt Llewellyn
Matt Llewellyn

Gary Mason
Gary Mason

Marty Nutt
Marty Nutt
02-08-2016 12:58 PM
AdeSym
Re: Does anybody recognise this bike - Firehawk

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Originally Posted by Hoxton View Post
I know the bike well. It was built to cover Honda's no show in 2002 BSB. Honda supported the team with as much as they were able without actually putting their own name to it. I don't know - I can't tell from the photos but I remember well the four calliper front brakes. Very advanced for the time. In a sense, the bike is the only works Honda in the 2002 BSB. I know where the engine is. If someone could help me track down the bike I'd be very grateful. It would be good to get it reunited.

As for values: with all racing history and in particular Honda - there has to be an historic value of many times a standard road bike of the same period. They made two bikes I think. One went to reside in a private collection (not seen in ages) I think the other was trashed. They also made some road bikes from this project. I don't recall how many - perhaps a dozen. I think they sold for 15-20k in 02. I'd say the WP forks/rear shock and front brakes would be worth far more than GTS455 thinks. If you know where the bike is, please let me know. With thanks. Ian.
As I am sure you were aware the engine is not with the bike now but in South Africa.

When you saw the bike some years ago on the track I sure you would have realised that it was a standard engine and offering nothing like the 170BHP claimed?

I believe the engine in the bike for the BSB was the same and the reason why it performed so poorly and the engine builder seemed to have let down the number of people sponsoring the bike at the time?

Maybe the reason Honda did not have anything to do with it!

Your thoughts?
02-03-2016 3:45 PM
AdeSym
Re: Does anybody recognise this bike - Firehawk

Cannot seem to get the pictures through this link??
02-02-2016 8:05 PM
mika_u
Re: Does anybody recognise this bike - Firehawk

https://business.highbeam.com/436982...k-knopfler-and
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