25 years of the Blade

Honda’s game-chang­ers

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‘The 2000 Blade was the first to fea­ture a 17in front wheel’

THE RAD­I­CAL 2000/01 CBR900RR Fireblade (Y/1)

A rad­i­cally al­tered Blade came with a new 929cc mo­tor and a piv­ot­less frame that saw the swingarm mounted di­rectly to the back of the en­gine, as well as fuel-in­jec­tion re­plac­ing the carbs of pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions.

As well as in­verted forks, the 2000 Blade fea­tured a 17in front wheel for the first time.

The 2000 Blade de­buted Honda’s vari­able ex­haust con­trol sys­tem.

929cc + 170kg + 168mph 152bhp @ 10,750rpm 80ftlb @ 9000rpm

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