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Victoria's first 'Fire Bike', the Honda ST1300

Honda Australia and Melbourne's Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) have teamed up to produce Victoria's first 'Fire Bike', the Honda ST1300 being decked out in MFB livery and decals, plus lights and sirens, for use in a range of promotional activities.

Honda has enjoyed a relationship with the Victorian capital's fire brigade for a number of years now through the MFB race team's CBR600RR, but Leading Firefighter Adam Smibert believed the time had come for a road bike better suited to pushing the road safety message.

"The MFB and other road safety authorities agree that motorcycle road safety is a shared responsibility," he said. "We felt it was time to create a bike that is more suited to road safety and more identifiable. The ST1300 was the perfect choice for this purpose as it is a fantastic touring machine," he added.

The Fire Bike has already been pressed into duty a number of times, and recently was on display at the Australian round of the Formula 1 Championship, held at Melbourne's Albert Park circuit over March 15-18.

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