No Reserve - 1998 Honda CBR900RR

SOLD FOR: $7,172

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on November 11, 2022

Winner: ssreliance

Winning Bid: $6,703
Buyer Fee: $469
Total: $7,172

Description

Additional photos of this 1998 Honda CBR900RR 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 100lbs lighter than most of the open-class competition of the day. In ’94, the groundbreaking model had its steel upper cowl stay replaced with an aluminum piece, while a magnesium cylinder head cover took the place of the outgoing model’s aluminum unit. 1994 also saw a slight bump in engine efficiency, amongst other changes.

The bike got some styling updates throughout the years, but for 1998 Honda made a concerted effort to stiffen up the chassis (17% less flex in the frame, 40% less flex in the swingarm) and add a little more trail to give the bike more of a planted feeling. Despite the stiffer chassis, Honda was able to save seven pounds overall from the year before. Other upgrades included solid-lubed pistons, a larger radiator, and new front brakes. As Motorcycle.com put it in their review, “All we can say is that with the 1998 CBR900RR, a little bit goes a long way. Congratulations Honda, but what took so long?

This example is VIN: JH2SC33A7WM203692.

The odometer shows 13,373 kilometers (8,309 miles).

Maintenance:
This bike came to us from a collection in Japan – prior maintenance history is not known. In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean/sync the carbs, change the engine oil/filter, flush the coolant, clean/adjust the chain, flush the front/rear brake fluid, replace the spark plugs, and install a new battery. We also replaced the tires, flushed the brakes, serviced the chain, send the tank out to be lined, and install Bridgestone Battlax SP21 tires with date codes of 2421 and 3821.

Modifications:
Lockhart Phillips windscreen.

Coerce carbon fiber rear hugger.

Tail tidy.

“Sugar Loaf Taichou” sticker.

Under-tail sticker.

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





Inside of the tank:

The sale includes three keys.

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. Have any CBR900RR stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1998

Make

Honda

Model

CBR900RR

Mileage

8,309

VIN

JH2SC33A7WM203692

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 50

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: ssreliance

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
ssreliance November 11, 2022 2:00 pm $6,703
1972Challenger November 11, 2022 2:00 pm $6,603 Auto
ssreliance November 11, 2022 2:00 pm $6,600
1972Challenger November 11, 2022 2:00 pm $6,400
ssreliance November 11, 2022 1:58 pm $6,300
1972Challenger November 11, 2022 1:58 pm $6,223 Auto
1972Challenger November 11, 2022 1:58 pm $6,100 Auto
ssreliance November 11, 2022 1:58 pm $6,000
1972Challenger November 11, 2022 1:58 pm $5,800 Auto
ssreliance November 11, 2022 1:58 pm $5,700
1972Challenger November 11, 2022 1:58 pm $5,500 Auto
ssreliance November 11, 2022 1:58 pm $5,400
1972Challenger November 11, 2022 1:57 pm $5,300
ciaramellano78 November 11, 2022 1:43 pm $5,200
sahuarobiker November 11, 2022 1:41 pm $5,100
ciaramellano78 November 11, 2022 1:25 pm $5,000
Mercedes November 11, 2022 12:18 pm $4,900
sahuarobiker November 11, 2022 12:12 pm $4,800
JasonB November 11, 2022 12:12 pm $4,700 Auto
JasonB November 11, 2022 12:06 pm $4,650
sahuarobiker November 11, 2022 11:28 am $4,550
JasonB November 11, 2022 11:28 am $4,500 Auto
JasonB November 10, 2022 1:21 am $4,400
cmtinting November 9, 2022 6:13 pm $4,300
sahuarobiker November 9, 2022 9:14 am $4,200
JasonB November 9, 2022 1:55 am $4,100
Eddiemichael November 9, 2022 1:55 am $4,000 Auto
Eddiemichael November 9, 2022 1:54 am $3,900 Auto
JasonB November 9, 2022 1:54 am $3,800
Eddiemichael November 8, 2022 2:56 pm $3,600
JasonB November 8, 2022 2:56 pm $3,500 Auto
JasonB November 7, 2022 2:10 pm $3,100
Eddiemichael November 7, 2022 2:10 pm $3,000 Auto
Eddiemichael November 5, 2022 6:39 pm $2,999 Auto
Gingell1 November 5, 2022 6:39 pm $2,899
Eddiemichael November 5, 2022 6:05 pm $2,669 Auto
Gingell1 November 5, 2022 6:05 pm $2,569
Eddiemichael November 5, 2022 3:55 pm $2,400
Alex61 November 5, 2022 3:55 pm $2,300 Auto
Alex61 November 5, 2022 3:55 pm $2,100 Auto
Eddiemichael November 5, 2022 3:55 pm $2,000
Alex61 November 4, 2022 4:50 pm $1,850 Auto
starhead November 4, 2022 4:50 pm $1,750
Alex61 November 4, 2022 4:49 pm $1,500 Auto
starhead November 4, 2022 4:49 pm $1,400
Alex61 November 4, 2022 4:33 pm $1,300
starhead November 4, 2022 12:23 pm $1,200
Gingell1 November 4, 2022 12:16 pm $1,100
starhead November 4, 2022 12:16 pm $1,000 Auto
starhead November 4, 2022 10:24 am $1 Reserve
Auction started November 4, 2022 9:10 am
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