THANKS FIREBLADE! It might now sound unlikely but in 1992 Honda had forgotten how to do big sportsbikes, as the preceding CBR1000F proved. Had it not been for a mistranslation from French to English from the Japanese, it would have been ‘Lightning’!
What the mighty Honda gave us
A TRUE HONDA SPORTSTER A NEW DIRECTION FOR SUPERBIKES
For the first time lightweight was equally, if not more important than peak power. It took Yamaha six years to match it with the R1.
A GREAT NAME GREAT PAINTJOBS
The second gen Foxeye Blade saw the arrival of the Urban Tiger paintscheme. Arguably, it's never been bettered.