What the mighty middleweight gave us
A WHOLE NEW CLASS - SUPERSPORT 600s
Kawasaki’s GPZ6 may have started it, but it was the CBR that spawned a host of rivals that really created the 600 class.
THE ‘CBR CHALLENGE’
The RD350 Pro-am may be the most famous one-make race series, but this series in 198788 ran it close, kick-starting the careers of many ’90s racers.
FULLY ENCLOSED BODYWORK
We dubbed it ‘ the jellymold’. But it worked and others, such as the Ducati Paso, followed.
The rear guards bolted to the swingarm are commonplace today both as aftermarket extras and as factory fittings but started here (we think).