This is the first picture of Michael Dunlop in action on the Honda TT Legends Superbike he will ride at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT.
The Northern Ireland star got to grips with the CBR1000RR Fireblade during a Dunlop tyre test at Albacete in Spain, which was blighted by predominantly wet weather.
Dunlop joined fellow Honda Legends team members John McGuinness and Simon Andrews at the shakedown, although Michael Rutter was absent after suffering a broken leg in a crash at Mireval in France, where all four riders participated in a two-day test before the team travelled onwards to Albacete.
Three-times TT winner Dunlop said: “This has been my first time out on the bike and it feels good.
“We came here expecting dry weather but it’s rained a lot so that’s hindered progress, but at the end of day it’s just good to be here with my mechanics Adrian (Gorst) and Graeme (Parker) and get a feel for the bike.
“The set-up is good so far and we’ve been able to get a few dry laps in,” he added.
“I’m looking forward to getting back on the bike at Castle Combe so we can finish what we’ve started here.”
Dunlop carried the No.9 plate on his machine at the test, which may be indicative of his start number for the Superbike and Senior races at the Isle of Man TT in June.