The year 2017 marks the 25th an­niver­sary of Honda’s 1992 CBR900RR, the gen­e­sis of its road-go­ing, Rr-branded ma­chines.

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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.

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