When exploring the details and riding characteristics of Honda's new CBR1000RR 2004 during a day-ride with a Red Rider rep last week, I couldn't help but think back to 1998 when Honda introduced a heavily revised CBR900RR.
The double-R CBR had set the standard in open-class sportbikes when the first 900RR was released in 1992, combining open-class levels of power in a middleweight package. Honda enjoyed five years of class supremacy, and the '98 CBR was easily the best version yet. But on the horizon was Yamaha's new YZF-R1, a bike that looked on paper like it had the goods to unseat the CBR as the class champ. Honda CBR 1000RR 2004 2005 Fairings,Motorcycle fairings