The tradition is that Honda were renovating
motorcycles every second year. Same was with CBR-RR, which could sleep
calm in success. Honda for this year changed color scheme and logos and
also was improved stability by side stand. For those small changes
potencial customer had to pay again littlebit more. But Fireblade had such a good
position on market that would be sold out even for much higher price.
Demand for was repeatedly higher than Honda was able to produce new bikes.
Position on the market didn't threaten not even Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP nor
heavy GSX-R1100WS and neither Kawasaki ZX-9R which was introduced in 1994.