May have already been posted ... I do not know, because I just got the forum, but I want to share with you all.
It wasn't a full factory bike. In 2000 Honda were not giving factory support to anyone outside of WSBK and their own Suzuka 8 hr effort. Joey's SP1 started out as basically just a bike with some kit parts and apparently he was very disappointed in it. His brother spoke to Honda Britain who spoke to Honda Japan, probably reminding them that Joey had been a Honda rider for over 20 years and was undisputed king of the event that the company had based their racing credentials on. Japan responded by sending a WSBK spec motor, swing arm, exhaust and all the peripherals to the IOM together with the techs to dial it all in. And dial it in they did. After that kind of one-off support Joey pretty much had to say it was the best bike he'd ever ridden, for his part though he rode it like the champion he surely was.that's awesome he got a full factory SP.