Honda superbike raced by Guy Martin for sale

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A Honda superbike once raced – and crashed – by renowned racer Guy Martin has gone up for sale.

The Wilson Craig Racing Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade was piloted by Martin in the 2010 Isle of Man TT, until he crashed in a terrifying fireball at Ballagerey in the event's Senior race.

The crash and Martin's subsequent speedy recovery was featured in Closer To The Edge – a documentary that followed the leading riders in the 2010 race.

Despite the extensive damage done to the bike, the engine was salvaged and fitted into a replacement frame and body, finished in the same retro silver and red colour scheme.

After recovering from his serious injuries, which included broken ribs, a punctured lung, four chipped and two cracked vertebrae, Martin continued to compete on the rebuilt Blade for the remainder of the 2010 road-racing season.

William Dunlop then took on the bike for the 2011 and 2012 seasons, during which it appeared in the documentary Road, which focused on the 31-year-old and his family's incredible racing story.

Finally, the bike was campaigned by Australian Cameron Donald during 2013.

Honda superbike raced by Guy Martin for sale

Honda superbike raced by Guy Martin for sale

In the intervening three years, the superbike-spec CBR1000RR has undergone a full restoration, with the K-Tech Suspension being overhauled, and top tuner Chris Mayhew refreshing the engine.

Throughout its racing life, the bike has been owned by Wilson Craig Racing. It is now offered for sale by the team, along with a letter of authenticity and a selection of spare parts and wheels

Listed as 'price on application', the bike is expected to sell for in excess of £30,000, thanks to Martin's popularity as both a racer and TV presenter.

For more information on the exclusive machine, email darrengilpin@yahoo.co.uk.