25 years of the Blade
‘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