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Please Note: the sale price of this auction will be donated to Ride For Kids. The standard Iconic Motorbike Auctions buyer’s fee of 7% will be assessed. The winner will be able to write off a portion of the sale price as a charitable donation. Per the IRS, “Donors who purchase items at a charity auction may claim a charitable contribution deduction for the excess of the purchase price paid for an item over its fair market value.” Fair Market Value for this bike is being set at $4,920, per NADA Average Retail.
To support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids, Iconic Motorbikes is auctioning three Repsol-edition CBR1000RR sport bikes donated by American Honda from their private collection. The sale price of this auction goes to the PBTF to support research and family programs for children battling brain tumors.
These special-edition Repsol models were originally offered by Honda as tributes to the factory MotoGP team, for whom the global multi-energy company has been the title sponsor since 1995. The CBR1000RR was initially offered in 2004, replacing the CBR954RR, and this inaugural special-edition Repsol version came the following year, celebrating the first decade of the Honda-Repsol partnership. Also being auctioned are 2007 and 2009 versions.
The nation’s longest-running charitable motorcycle ride, Ride for Kids takes place on September 12 at different locations across the country. For the full list, and to register, visit www.rideforkids.org.
Additional photos of this Honda CBR1000RR Repsol are available here for your perusal.
In 2004, Honda released the first full liter-sized model in the CBR double-R range when they replaced the 954RR with the 1000RR. Designed by a team led by Kunitaki Hara, the 1KRR was an all-new model, not sharing any components with the outgoing model. Though it was powered by an inline-four and not a V5, many parts of the first CBR1KRR were based on Honda’s RC211V MotoGP racer, the bike Valentino Rossi used to secure back-to-back world titles.
The CBR1000RR was constructed around an advanced aluminum twin-spar chassis derived from Honda’s premier class racer. Other pieces born out of HRC’s R&D department included the hybrid aluminum swingarm and all-new Pro-Link rear suspension.
Inside the MotoGP-derived frame was an all-new liquid-cooled, 998cc, four-stroke, DOHC (16-valve), inline-four with dual-stage fuel injection and two-stage ram air regulated via a 32-bit ECU. The 1000RR’s engine was good for a claimed 172hp and 85ft-lbs of torque, translating to a sub-three-second (2.7) 0-60mph time, and a top speed of over 175mph.
In addition to keeping the dry weight under 400lbs, Hara and his team went to great lengths to optimize mass centralization. Alongside its compact engine, the RR featured a low, centrally-located 4.8 gallon fuel-cell.
With bodywork inspired by the RC211V, line-beam headlight, and under-tail exhaust, the first 998cc CBR-RR more than looked the business. In 2005, Honda took things one step further and released the iconic Repsol Edition model, which aped the livery of the RC211V race bike.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a MSO. Have any CBR1000RR Repsol stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!
As a reminder: the sale price of this auction will be donated to Ride For Kids. The standard Iconic Motorbike Auctions buyer’s fee of 7% will be assessed. The winner will be able to write off a portion of the sale price as a charitable donation. Per the IRS, “Donors who purchase items at a charity auction may claim a charitable contribution deduction for the excess of the purchase price paid for an item over its fair market value.” Fair Market Value for this bike is being set at $4,920, per NADA Average Retail.