Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Capitola Village CA
The biggest differences between your model and the 2002 and newer models is the design of the exhaust, tank and gearing. The 90s model has the pipe running across the side of the bike.
The newer models made in 2000 have the front exhaust pipe dropping down to where the foot pegs is...
The older model has more of a tear drop tank. The newer model tank is wider in the back.
The older model has a 4 speed gear box. The newer, a five speed.
Keep in mind that Honda was just beginning to deal with smog issues. The newer model has a charcoal canister to catch vapors off the fuel tank.
I enjoyed my 90s bike a lot. The new model is a bit faster. The styling is up to you.