THE BABA FAVOURITE
2002/03 CBR900RR Fireblade
Baba’s swansong Fireblade saw engine capacity increased via a 1mm larger bore, the fuel injection updated, chassis geometry tweaked and a new swingarm fitted.
Honda retired the capital B in the name as a mark of respect for Baba leaving the project. He was presented with a piston from every model on a plaque as a retirement gift.
The 2003 Blade was the last model to come with a hinged pillion seat.