1992 and 1993
The first Fireblade were crazy, mad, almost too much for normal mortal.
In that time buyers requested raw power and welcomed everything what was
increasing level of adrealin. They wanted to be scared. Handling sport bikes
in those times , besides a
few execeptions, meant that riders had both hands full.
decided to go different way, the way of total control.
The CBR900RR despite higher price was on the top of selling
statistics. Bike with dry weight 185 kg and 893cc engine produced 124 HP,
which was power ration 0,67 HP/kg. But what was more important, finally
there was a bike available that was as fast as 750cc with the handling of a 600cc.
In that time they started to sell knee sliders in
larger amounts, which wasn't
usual before -finally you could reach by knee the road on stronger bike.
Hardly any owner left the bike without any adjusting. Front rotors often
broke after 15,000km. Also exhaust muffler didn't last much longer,
especially when bike used during the winter and that's why many owners
aplyed tune exhaust. Many owners of first Fireblades trimed their bikes with
plexiglass, small mirrors etc. There was so interest for Fireblade than
many people got their bike in 1993. Honda succeeded - created a phenomenal
bike. In 1993 was changed just color scheme and raised its price slightly.