THE ‘SPORTS TOURER’

1998/99

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Road Test -

CBR900RR (W/X)

O What changed? Ac­cord­ing to Honda, over 80% of the bike in­clud­ing chas­sis ge­om­e­try and engine in­ter­nals. O Tell us about it: Gen­er­ally ac­cepted as the worst Blade, it was too re­laxed and road-fo­cused, and Yamaha had just brought out the rad­i­cal YZF-R1. O Should I buy one? Bor­der­ing on be­ing a sports tourer, es­pe­cially by mod­ern stan­dards, it’s cheap, com­fort­able and re­li­able – not thrilling. O Blade rat­ing: ★★ ★★★

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