When I got my 1990 CBR 1000, it was Honda's superbike. Fantastic acceleration and speed. Three years later, Honda comes out with the 900RR. So the CBR 1000 is relegated to sport/tourer. In 1997, Honda makes the CBR 1100 it's speed king, and the CBR 1000 is discontinued. With 600's as quick as mine, if someone asks if my 1000 is fast, I just nod and say "yeah".