Erion Racing has had a long line of success flying around racetracks in AMA competition as Honda’s premier support team. Back when Honda released the 929 version of the Fireblade, Honda honored Erion’s work with the Honda CRB929RR Erion Racing Edition. Mechanically, it was the same as the stock bike, though the cosmetics were exclusive and a Erion Racing pipe was available from dealers.
Compared to the Yamaha and Suzuki competiiton, the 929 was a little down on power. Subjectively, the argument for the Honda was the increased reliability – plus nowadays it’s the rarer option, if you’re into that. The inline 4 engine gained fuel injection, helping it produce 148 horsepower. The rest of the bike had evolutionary changes from the 919, including a 17 inch front wheel (as opposed to 16) and a pivotless chassis that had the swingarm mounted right to the engine casing. Dry weight was 380 pounds, and the whole package was good for a top speed of about 175 miles per hour. Reviewers of the time claimed that the 929 was the easiest to maneuver of the Japanese liter bikes, almost feeling like a 600 in terms of size. The only concern was an increased propensity for head shake when you really twisted the throttle.
This example has just 525 miles and it’s ready to ride or display. The sale includes the owner’s manual, tool kit, and Honda sales brochure. I think the price is aggressive but that’s what the make offer button is for – and it wasn’t until I got to the end of writing this post that I realized we sold this bike over at Iconic a few months ago for $9,300. Oh well.
Find this 929 for sale in Fort Myers, Florida with a BIN of $14,929 (cheeky) or best offer here on eBay.