Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1993 Honda CBR900RR. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
In the early 1990s, Honda turned the motorcycling world on its head when it released the CBR900RR Fireblade. The ‘Blade’s designer, Tadao Baba, primarily focused on keeping weight down above all else — a must considering his brief was to deliver a modern superbike with open-class power, weighing no more than your average 600 of the day. The “Fireblade” name is actually the result of a mistranslation of the word “lightning”, and it didn’t fit squarely into any of the existing major classes. Rather, Honda’s goal was to create the best possible road-going superbike, and the eventual result was the 900RR.
At the heart of the original Fireblade — which didn’t come to US shores until ’93 — was a 893cc in-line four which was essentially a stroked three-quarter liter mill with a 70mm bore. Though it wasn’t the most powerful engine of its day, the RR’s 124 hp, 65 ft-lbs of torque, and 160 mph top speed were nothing to scoff at, especially with its svelte weight. A number of measures were taken by Baba and his team to ensure the Fireblade would hit its target weight. This included using a highly-developed lightweight frame, 16” front wheel, conventional forks instead of heavier inverted units (though the 900RR’s front-end was designed to look like an upside down fork) and even the Swiss cheesed-nose.
In the end, Baba-san came through, delivering a 900 that tipped the scales at around 450lbs wet. It was less than 10 lbs heavier than the CBR600, and a whopping 100 lbs lighter than most of the open-class competition of the day!
Currently located in Santa Monica, California, this CBR (VIN: JH2SC280XPM104005) is offered with a clean California title. Please note that it was last registered on October 2019 and estimated late fees for registration are $487.
The seller acquired it from a private party approximately two years ago, and has only covered 20 miles on it during that time. The odometer shows 10,466 miles.
It is equipped with Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S21 tires from 2016/2017.
Per the seller, the sole modification is the aftermarket windscreen. We believe it’s a Zero Gravity piece as it’s quite thin, but we are not 100% sure.
There’s some minor scratches on body panels, exhaust, and heel guards, but nothing significant.
Over the last few months, the seller has had Iconic take care of some maintenance: new fork seals, fuel pump, oil change, and a carb clean.
The seller is letting it go as he is moving out of the country. Have any CBR900RR stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!