1998 Honda CBR900RR

SOLD FOR: $4,000

Out of stock

Sold on December 22, 2023

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: JH2SC33AXWM201273. It came to Iconic as an import; prior history is not known.

The odometer shows 42,062 kilometers (26,136 miles).

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the battery and clean and sync the carbs.

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

Tire Years – Front: 2018; Rear:2016
Tire Life – Front: 90%; Rear:90%
Tire Pressure – Front: 36PSI; Rear: 42PSI
Brake Life – Front: 70%; Rear: 80%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front/Rear: Ok
Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Coolant – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: 12.6V
Charging Voltage: 13.75V
Test Ride: Ok

BIKE CONDITION:
– Fairing upper damage
– Damaged front inner fairings.

BIKE ADDITIONS:
– Front braided stainless brake lines
– Aftermarket handlebars

Modifications:
Aftermarket exhaust.

Fairing tape.

Tank pad.

Rim strips.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop Roadsmart III tires with date codes of 2516 and 0418.

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

1998

Make

Honda

Model

CBR900RR

Mileage

26,136

VIN

JH2SC33AXWM201273

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Dealership

Additional Charges

No

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Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
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