Babyblade – 1994 Honda CBR400RR

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Post Sale Update: After being relisted several times, this Honda CBR400RR was pulled off eBay after not meeting reserve at $2,800.

The Honda CBR400RR was a baby sportbike produced only for Japan for about 15 years. While Americans associate the Fireblade name with large displacement sportbikes like the CBR900RR featured on Bike-urious previously, in other countries you could get varying displacements of Honda goodness.

Honda CBR400RR - Right Side

1994 was the first year the Honda CBR400RR was designated the Fireblade, after receiving one significant rework including the “Gull-arm” swingarm design. Though designed for younger riders, the 400RR still made 55 horsepower, and as the bike weighed just over 400 pounds, riders enjoyed the benefits of a manageable curb weight but enjoyable thrust, culminating in a top speed of approximately 110 miles per hour. As a JDM bike with only 11 digits in the VIN, you’re going to need to do some research to make sure you can register this beauty in your state.

Honda CBR400RR - Gauge Cluster

As the Honda CBR400RR was never sold in the United States, information can be relatively hard to find – though thankfully, spare parts are not. VisorDown gives a great summary here of what you need to know, and why you need this bike.

Honda CBR400RR - Left Side

This specific Honda CBR400RR has a very rare paint job, though it has to be said that rare does not necessarily mean ‘good.’ The seller has a similar frame of mind as my mechanic – bikes run best when stock. He has dyno charts to prove that removing some previous aftermarket modifications has restored performance. Utility is increased with the addition of a tank bag, so this could truly be a one of a kind commuter.

Honda CBR400RR - Rear

Find this Honda CBR400RR here on eBay for $5,000 in Boulder, Colorado.