Honda CBR900RR Fireblade 918 Motorbikes For Sale & Buying Guide

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Honda CBR900RR Fireblade 918
Current Prices: £3,900–£2,850
Insurance Costs: 9 of 10

What Is It?

The Honda CBR900RR Fireblade is a dedicated sports bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 918 cc inline four engine, producing 130 bhp at 10,500 rpm and maximum torque at 8,500 rpm.

Features include:

  • Aluminium twin spar frame and swingarm
  • Dual 296 mm discs up front with Nissin four piston calipers
  • 220 mm disc at the rear with Nissin single piston caliper
  • Adjustable 45 mm Showa fork with 120 mm travel
  • Adjustable rear pro-link shock with 125 mm travel
  • Four 38 mm Keihin carbs
  • 4->2->1 exhaust system
  • 6 speed transmission

Compared to the 1992-1995 model there's a 25 cc capacity increase, 7 bhp more power, up rated suspension, a re-designed 3 box section chassis that's more rigid while being lighter, 10 mm higher bars / seat, a new swingarm, fork, shock, slimmer fuel tank and a 1 kg weight saving. 

The 5-spoke 16" front wheel takes a Bridgestone BT56 130/70 tyre and the rear 17" a 180/55.

  • 1996: Red/white/blue, grey/orange, black/red
  • 1997: Red/white/black, yellow/purple/black and grey/black
Did You Know?

The 1997 model appears in The Fast and the Furious (2001).

Specs

Launch RRP: £9,265

Capacity: 918 cc (average)

Power: 130 bhp, 97 kW (high)

Red Line: 11,000 rpm (high)

Top Speed: 160 mph, 257 km/h (very high)

Fuel Consumption / Gas Mileage: 40 mpg, 7.1 l/100km, 14.2 km/l (average)

Range: 160 miles, 257 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 18.0 litres, 4.8 US gallons (high)

Seat Height: 810 mm, 31.9 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 204 kg, 450 pounds (heavy)

Dry Weight: 184 kg, 406 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.637 bhp/kg, 0.475 kW/kg

Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (very high)

Road tax and VED guide

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Useful storage space under the seat
  • Easy to use power
  • Build quality
  • Reliability
  • Comfort

Any Downsides?

  • Budget to replace the standard can and upgrade the brakes
  • 16" front wheel limits tyre selection

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More Info

Check out this video from The chronicles of mr fish.

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For Sale (8)

  • 1997 HONDA CBR900RR FIREBLADE * 18,100 MILES * MOT 08/22 * CLASSIC
    £2,995 ebay
    • £600 Under Guide Price
    • 1997 (18,100 miles)
    • Brierley Hill(Map)
    • HONDA CBR900RR FIREBLADE * 18,100 MILES * MOT 08/22 * CLASSIC
  • HONDA CBR900RR Fireblade - 1997 - 20144 Miles
    £3,499 ebay
    • £100 Under Guide Price
    • 1997 (20,144 miles)
    • Sheffield(Map)
  • 1997 Honda CBR900RR
    £2,495 ebay
    • £1100 Under Guide Price
    • 1997
    • Northwich(Map)
    • From J&S Northwich Store (Oakmere) on 01606 889996
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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
1997
£3,600
£2,850
£2,500
26,500
1996
£3,900
£3,100
£2,750
26,600

Year shows signs of appreciation

Dealer: The typical price paid at a dealer after haggling.
Private: The typical private sale value of a bike in good condition.
Part Ex: The typical price offered by a bike buying service or dealer in part exchange.
Regional variations have been averaged out and we work out the price guide in-house.

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
1997
305
610
915
100 / month
1996
19
36
55
110 / month

Source: DVLA

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