As much as I would like to say our new 250r is a Babyblade, I'm not convinced it can hold up the name of its predacessor. The Babyblade MC22 was produced between the years 1990 and 1996 with redline at 18,500. Our bikes, as awesome as they are don't quite compare and fall a wee bit short. Earlier models were produced 1986. The Babyblade was named after the 1000cc Fire blade.