The ex-HM Plant, Steve Brogan, Ian Hutchinson
2007 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Superstock Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. JH2SC57A56M200229
This Honda Fireblade was prepared and entered by Honda UK's Louth-based works team in the 2007 British Supersport 1000 Championship, one of the British Superbike Championship's support series. The machine was ridden by Steve 'Baywatch' Brogan, so called because of his film-star good looks, and carried his favoured number '17'. Born in Liverpool, Steve had already enjoyed considerable success on the national scene, winning the British Superteen Championship in 1997 and the National Supersport Championship in 1999. His career progression took him into the British Superstock Championship for the first time in 2001 and then into the premier Superbike class in 2004. Back in Superstock for 2006, he finished 12th in that year's Championship before landing a ride with the HM Plant team for 2007. Riding the machine offered here, he finished 2nd in the British Superstock Championship that year behind Australian Glen Richards. Steve finally achieved his ultimate goal by taking the Superstock title in 2008, beating John Kirkham into 2nd place. He is currently riding a Kawasaki ZX10R in the British Superstock Championship.
During 2007, this Fireblade Superstocker was also ridden by Ian Hutchinson at the Centenary Isle of Man TT, finishing on the podium in 3rd place with an average sped of 124.08mph. Its competitive career at an end, the machine was sold in August 2008 to a member of the Honda Racing staff (Honda Racing purchase receipt on file). The current owner acquired the ex-Brogan/Hutchinson Honda in January 2010 (sales invoice on file).
In the interests of keeping costs down, Superstock regulations permit far fewer modifications than those governing the Superbike class do. Nevertheless, this machine features a full Akrapovic race exhaust system, Showa rear suspension, fully adjustable K-Tech front fork internals, bespoke HRP footrest assemblies and a full race body kit with high 'TT' screen, the latter still carrying 'Hutchy' stickers from the IoM. The engine is estimated to produce around 180bhp. Even today this machine would make a competitive Superstock contender at club level in the right hands, and it would certainly get you noticed in the 'fast group' at any track day! Alternatively, it represents a rare opportunity for collectors to own a genuine, ex-works Honda Fireblade presented in immaculate condition and possessing impeccable provenance.