2008 Honda Motorcycles CBR 1100
Ridden by Guy Martin for Sean Muir Racing in Superstock during the 2008 and 2009 seasons3rdin the 2008 Isle of Man Superstock TT; 2nd in the 2009 Superstock TT; 4th in the 2009 Ulster Grand Prix Superstock racePurchased by our enthusiast vendor in 2016. Has been started and run but not usedRemains superbly presented in its Hydrex/Red Torpedo/SMR liveryCertificate of Authenticity signed by SMR Hydrex Honda Chief Engineer, Mick Shanley It's not uncommon for sports personalities to become household names and top stars from the world of Football, Tennis and Formula One will be recognized by most people, however, for a British road-racer to achieve instant recognition is something of a phenomenon; indeed, not since Barry Sheene back in the late 1970s has there been a British motorcyclist with a higher public profile. Modest and self-deprecating, the Lincolnshire lad with award-winning 'sideburns' has become a bit of a TV personality whose cheerful enthusiastic approach and no-nonsense, self-deprecating, spontaneous, blokey style, often being likened to the late Fred Dibnah, has endeared him to millions.Guy first came to the attention of TV executives in 2009 when he appeared in an ITV4 programme intended primarily for fans of that year's TT race. The then film-producer, Andy Spellman, filmed with Guy at the TT. Spellman shot some additional test material of Martin back at home in the summer and the boss of North One television showed the clips to a BBC executiveHaving engaged Andy Spellman as his advisor and agent in 2009, Martin worked with North One TV Producers James Woodroffe and Ewan Keil, as he has done to present day. Martin's first appearances on TV documentaries were on programmes based around his passion for engineering rather than his love of adrenaline sport, The Boat that Guy Built airing on the BBC in 2011, and How Britain Worked on Channel 4 in 2012. His thrill-seeking side later emerged with the production of the series Speed with Guy Martin, first airing on Channel 4 in 2013. He is also a prolific writer and 'Guy Martin: My Autobiography' became the second best selling autobiography of 2014.However, returning to motorcycle racing, in 2004 Guy left Team Racing in Ireland to join the Uel Duncan Racing team, staying with them until 2005. In 2006 he raced for Alistair Flanagan'sAIM Yamaharace team, replacing John McGuiness and, in the search for a more competitive team, Guy joined Sean Muir Racing (SMR) for the 2007 season. He had signed for SMR to ride the team's Hydrex-sponsored Honda Fireblades in the 'big' classes and the Honda CBB600RR in the Supersport category.The Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Superstock Racing Motorcycle offered here was used by Guy during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, a time when he was still competing in the British Superbike Championship as well as on his favourite road courses. Guy rode this machine in the Superstock category, a class that severely limits the modifications that can be made to an otherwise standard motorcycle and his most notable results over the course of these two seasons were 3rd in the 2008 Isle of Man Superstock TT; 2nd in the 2009 Superstock TT; and 4th in the 2009 Ulster Grand Prix Superstock race.The machine was purchased by our vendor at auction in 2016 and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by SMR Hydrex Honda Chief Engineer, Mick Shanley. We understand from our vendor that the bike has been regularly started and runs but it has not been used in his ownership. In addition to the CoA, the history file also contains sundry invoices, the 2014 purchase receipt, selected photographs, and a quantity of 'Guy Martin' stickers.