No Reserve – 1996 Honda CBR900RR

SOLD FOR: $3,250

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on November 2, 2023

Winner: s**********r

Winning Bid: $3,000
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $3,250

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Description

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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 100lbs lighter than most of the open-class competition of the day. In ’94, Honda saved a bit more weight by replacing the steel upper cowl stay with an aluminum piece and replacing the aluminum cylinder head cover with a magnesium unit.

This example is VIN: JH2SC33AXTM007032. It came to Iconic as an import from the United Kingdom; prior history is not known.

The odometer shows 40,466 kilometers (25,144 miles).

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the battery, change the oil and oil filter, remove the defective alarm, re-work the throttle-side handlebar weight, install a roll pin in the throttle housing, replace the chain and petcock, give the bike a detailing, and install new Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport tires with date codes of 2522 and 4322.

Steve did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:

Fuel Tank Internal: Ok
Tire Years – Front/ Rear:2022
Tire Life – Front/ Rear: 100%
Tire Pressure – Front/ Rear: 36PSI
Brake Life – Front: 50%; Rear: 80%
Suspension Leaks – Front/Rear: N/A
Hydraulic – Front/Rear: Ok
Drive Chain Condition: New
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: New
Coolant – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Passing Light: Ok
Parking Light: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: 12.6V, New
Test Ride: Ok, bike operates as intended

Modifications:
Leo Vince muffler.

Carbon fiber chain guard.

Carbon fiber rear fender.

Carbon fiber frame covers.

Tank pad.

Inside of the tank:

The sale includes one key.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:




Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a clean Oregon title. Please note that as an import, this bike lacks certain compliance and emissions stickers that the state of California would require to transfer a title. Have any CBR900RR stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1996

Make

Honda

Model

CBR900RR

Mileage

25,144

VIN

JH2SC33AXTM007032

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Dealership

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 28

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: s**********r

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
s**********r November 2, 2023 2:00 pm PDT $3,000 Auto
b****8 November 2, 2023 2:00 pm PDT $2,900
s**********r November 2, 2023 1:59 pm PDT $2,800 Auto
b****8 November 2, 2023 1:59 pm PDT $2,700
s**********r November 2, 2023 1:58 pm PDT $2,600 Auto
b****8 November 2, 2023 1:58 pm PDT $2,500
s**********r November 2, 2023 12:20 pm PDT $2,300 Auto
s*******g November 2, 2023 12:20 pm PDT $2,200
s**********r November 1, 2023 10:02 am PDT $2,100
m*********e November 1, 2023 4:42 am PDT $2,000 Auto
d*m November 1, 2023 4:42 am PDT $1,900
m*********e October 31, 2023 3:18 pm PDT $1,800
b*********s October 30, 2023 5:28 pm PDT $1,700
a******j October 30, 2023 4:56 pm PDT $1,600
b*********s October 30, 2023 4:56 pm PDT $1,500 Auto
b*********s October 30, 2023 4:55 pm PDT $1,300 Auto
a******j October 30, 2023 4:55 pm PDT $1,200
b*********s October 28, 2023 2:37 pm PDT $1,000
c***********5 October 28, 2023 2:37 pm PDT $900 Auto
c***********5 October 28, 2023 12:47 pm PDT $800 Auto
i******k October 28, 2023 12:47 pm PDT $700
c***********5 October 28, 2023 12:45 pm PDT $600 Auto
i******k October 28, 2023 12:45 pm PDT $500
c***********5 October 28, 2023 8:24 am PDT $400
n*********6 October 27, 2023 8:21 am PDT $300
j***o October 26, 2023 10:50 pm PDT $200
b********2 October 26, 2023 10:50 pm PDT $100 Auto
b********2 October 26, 2023 5:54 pm PDT $1 Reserve
Auction started October 26, 2023 3:54 pm PDT
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