In England – 1999 Honda CBR900RR Evolution TT100 Fireblade

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There are some bikes across the ocean where I wonder if it’s worth the shipping cost to import it – this is not one of those bikes. The CBR900RR Evolution TT100 Fireblade (affectionately known as the “Evo Blade”) was an official Honda offering in the UK, built to celebrate their 100th Isle of Man TT win.

The evolved design was by John Keogh, and the development was done by ex-racer Mick Grant and Russell Savory of RS Performance. Despite that, you could buy one at your local Honda dealership (special order only, mind you). The components were staggering – a tuned motor producing 165 horsepower, Marchesini single-sided swingarm, Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes, Micron exhaust, Stack gauges, close-ratio gearbox with quickshifter, Dymag wheels, and a 5.9 gallon fuel tank (enough to cover two laps of the TT course). It seems like every source has a different number on how many were supposed to be produced (generally between 100-250), but everyone agrees that the actual production number fell quite short – the seller of this example says that just 23 were built.

As illustrated on this Evo Blade-dedicated site, the British motorcycling press loved it. Per MCN: “Put simply, the world’s best production sportsbike.

This example has 11,556 miles and it comes with a race Micron exhaust (original Micron included), original sales brochure, a couple of spares, and a “Evo Blade” fleece jacket. The seller says that it’s #11 of the production run, though a plaque on the triple tree says 19:

Find this Evo Blade for sale in Sheffield, England for approximately $32,898 here on The Bike Specialists.

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