Post Listing Update: This CBR got no attention at the opening ask of $5,000.
The first generation of the Honda CBR900RR, affectionately known as the Fireblade, was a revolution in the large displacement sport bike market. Despite a 50% larger engine, this bike weighed just 4 pounds more than the CBR600F2. Just as important, this bike was a whopping 76 pounds lighter than its lightest competition! Honda took a page out of Colin Chapman’s book, and added lightness. The sheer difference in weight made the Honda CBR900RR the clear leader in its segment, and forced competition to adapt. Introduced in 1992, the first update came in 1994 (the model year of this example), which included steadier mirrors and an improved shift drum.
When originally introduced, some thought the steering was dangerously fast. As time has moved on, it’s clear that the Honda CBR900RR was just a trendsetter – modern supersports are all just as twitchy, if not more. Dynamically, this is an excellent bike with incredibly reliability. Many owners have seen 6 figures on their odometers with routine maintenance. This was easily the best motorcycle of the time, and the 1st gen Fireblades have been collectible, as the seller doesn’t fail to mention. As Motorcycle News puts it, the Fireblade was “the motorcycle that changed how sports motorcycles were built.”
This specific Honda CBR900RR (VIN: JH2SC2807PM100140) is just the 140th built, and it has 17,503 miles. It has had just 2 owners and it’s in my favorite paint scheme – the red, white, and blue Honda tri-color.
Find this Honda CBR900RR for sale in Flemington, New Jersey with no reserve (but a $5,000 opening bid)