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