“The Honda was the size of a 600, weighed less than my GSX-R and made way more power. I got one when they came out in 1993 with help from a dealer in Palm Beach, Florida, and raced it in the CBR900RR Challenge that Honda put together to promote the bike. It ran as a support class for AMA races and I won every Southeast event and then the series final at Daytona, taking the championship. The win in ’93 led to another new 900RR, this one owned by a local businessman that offered to sponsor me. We literally converted his streetbike into a racer!