THE ‘SPORTS TOURER’

1998/99 CBR900RR (W/X)

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Road Test -

A mi­nor vis­ual up­date saw the Blade’s en­gine tweaked with a fric­tion-re­duc­ing coat­ing on the pis­tons, and new clocks fit­ted. The chas­sis ge­om­e­try was re­laxed and the swingarm beefed up for sta­bil­ity. Honda claimed over 80% of the Blade was re­designed. In 1999, Sanyo Honda Bri­tain built the Evo Blade. Cost­ing £18,000 it came with a tuned en­gine, sin­gle-sided swingarm and up­graded sus­pen­sion.

918.5cc + 180kg + 174mph 128bhp @ 10,500rpm 67.2ftlb @ 9000rpm

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