The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Honda’s 1992 CBR900RR, the genesis of its road-going, Rr-branded machines.
To celebrate, Big Red released a long-overdue update to the current flagship, the CBR1000RR, which proudly sports an anniversary badge on its fuel tank. Motorcyclist has more than 100 years of history, so it was easy enough to dig up archives of the CBR900RR. Luckily, we can dig back to the staff of that era too. Longtime Editor-in-chief Mitch Boehm did a stint at American Honda between editorial gigs at Motorcyclist and was involved in the CBR900RR’S development in the early 1990s. Current Executive Editor Zack Courts was eight years old when the CBR900RR debuted. Earlier this year he attended the launch of the latest RR flagship. Here’s how the bikes look from the two perspectives, 25 years apart.