Posts by tag: 900RR

Honda February 9, 2017 posted by

Featured Hot Rod: 1993 Honda CBR900RR / 954RR Hybrid!

Since the dawn of internal combustion there have always been those independent spirits with a vision of speed. The recipe is age old and time worn; take a small vehicle and stuff a big motor into it. The engine swap shuffle has been played many, many times, to vehicles too countless to note. The quest is always the same: start with something good, add more power, and make it better. Manufacturers are not ignorant of this magic spell either - the original Honda CBR900RR is the perfect example of what happens when you take a CBR600 and stuff a 900 into it. Bingo! A factory hot rod is born. What happens when someone takes that hot rod and ups the ante? You get an even hotter hot rod, such as this CBR900RR with motivation from a 954RR mill.

Featured Listing: 1993 Honda 900RR/954RR Hybrid!

Countless engine swap projects end in a pile of parts. Fewer actually make it to running status, despite looking rather Frankenstein. Fewer still manage to pull off the swap with good looking results. Chris Perkins - the man with the vision and the 900RR - wanted to reach this rare level and beyond. Chris wanted it to look factory - a true sleeper. Look closely at the photos, as "sleeper" is exactly what this builder pulled off. Integrating the best of the 1993 900RR qualities while taking advantage of the performance and electronic enhancements of the 2003 954RR model, this hybrid spans ten years of engine development without changing the overall stance of the original 900RR.

From the seller:
1993 Honda CBR900RR Chassis with a 2003 CBR954RR Fuel injected engine and electronics.
Custom built, one off bike featured on Superstreetbike.com
The bike was built with the intent to make a "Pro-Touring" style bike that sheds old technology and be ridden like a modern sport bike, sans the carburetors and jetting issues usually associated with older bikes.

Top quality products were used in the build, such as:

Ohlins rear shock
Two Brothers Carbon canister on a stock CBR954RR exhaust header
Dunlop D208 Qualifiers front and rear
RK chain
Supersprox Chain wheels
EBC HH brake pads
Servo Buddy to eliminate the exhaust valve
NGK plugs
K&N filter
PPG DCU 2 stage paint buried with liberal amounts of PPG 2021 clear
Ballistic lithium battery

Bike presents as new, and has been started then drained of all fuel.
Fresh oil and filter. Thermostat and coolant have been changed..

Asking $9800

Leafing through the swap info reads like a never-ending set of challenges and innovative solutions (you can read the article at SuperStreetBike.com). The 900RR frame needed to be modified due to the changes in how the 954RR motor was mounted. Solution: A CBR1000 front mount fabricated onto the chassis, with older tabs and mounts removed. The 954RR motor is fuel injected, requiring a change to the fuel tank. Solution: Graft the bottom a 954RR tank into a 900RR tank. Similar challenges were presented with the electrics (a lithium battery makes room for the 954RR ECU), gauges (custom mount to make the 954RR cluster fit in the stock location) and exhaust (modified 954RR pieces). What sounds so simple - stuff a big motor in a small bike chassis - can be tremendously complicated. Chris methodically worked his way through each of these issues with ingenuity and innovation. The resultant machine looks absolutely stock, yet is unique unto itself.

This fantastic melding of old performance into a new hot rod is available directly from the builder. With stock looks and a healthy bump in power, it is sure to be a screamer. So roll with the old-school cool that is the original double R, knowing that beneath the skin you have what it takes to hang with much newer machinery. Your sleeper awaits you - just contact Chris for details!

MI

Featured Hot Rod: 1993 Honda CBR900RR / 954RR Hybrid!
Honda April 15, 2015 posted by

Game Changer – 1993 Honda CBR900RR

1993 Honda CBR900RR on eBay

900RR_rightside

It's hard to believe that's been over 20 years since Honda rocked the sportbike world with it's revolutionary 1993 CBR900RR.  I am fortunate enough to still have one in my garage and it still feels every bit as raw as the day it came out.  With it's ultra short wheelbase, 600 class dry weight and a respectable 120hp on tap (and that 16" front wheel) it commands your full attention all of the time.  While the competition from the other three manufacturers were busy via for top speed crowns on increasingly heavy open class bikes, Tadao Baba was going in the opposite direction with Honda.  Virtually all of the physical dimensions of the 900RR were in line with the 600s of the day and that more than made up for any lack of power compared to the other liter bikes.  The 900RR won every open class shootout that year and was named Bike of the Year in almost every magazine.

900RR_leftside

While the 900RR sold well, it's tricky nature means that survivors are increasingly rare.  This one has a few minor beauty marks, but looks to be in good condition otherwise.  The eBay auction is already seeing a lot of action with a good number of viewers and bidders already participating.  You can check out the auction here: 1993 Honda CBR900RR on eBay or read a bit from the seller below

Hello I have a very nice 93 Honda cbr 900rr sport bike these bikes are becoming harder and harder to find the bike has 24205 miles and runs great just had it serviced it has k and n filters and a shorty pipe new red chain new rear tire and new battery the rest of the bike is all stock the front tire needs to be replaced soon it's has some scratches not bad and a small crack on front fairing very easy to fix to make it perfect

900RR_front

Game Changer – 1993 Honda CBR900RR
Honda May 17, 2012 posted by

Survivor Round Two: 1999 Honda CBR900RR

Location: Portland, OR

Miles: 2,073

Price: Currently $2K with Reserve

Déjà Vu anyone? You might be thinking to yourself, “I feel like I have seen this bike before… maybe in my dreams?” Well, if you are an avid RSBFS reader then you have probably seen this bike posted back in December when it was for sale by its original owner. Check out the original post here.

This 900RR is now currently for sale again by (what I have decoded though various forms of calculus, string theory, and quantum mechanics) it’s second owner. It appears to be in its same condition before with a stock nature except for a braided brake lines, Yoshimura exhaust, and fender eliminator. And it has only racked up another 39 miles from its current owner.

From this seller:

Relisted due to non paying buyer.

I bought this bike earlier in the year as part of my collection but have decided to thin the herd. I purchased this from the original owner with 2034 miles on it. I have ridden 39 miles on it. The bike is all original aside from steel braided brake lines, a Yoshi exhaust and fender elimator kit. Bike has been garaged its whole life and is in amazing condition. Comes with original toolkit and Haynes Manual.

Receipt for $1049.50 from Sept 2011 for:

Complete carb removal and service

Full fluid replacement (engine coolant, brake fluids etc)

New Bridgestone Battleaxe tires front and rear.

There you have it, a third chance to own this clean late-model 900RR. It was a game changer back in the day and still offers an impressive performance. If you missed out on this back in December, and again recently (relisted due to non-paying bidder), now is you chance to make it yours. You know who you are! The universe wants YOU to have it! Check it out the auction here and finally own this bike!

-JS

Bimota February 26, 2012 posted by

Mailbag: Reader Rides and Sightings

The mailbag is bursting at the seams this week and with it are lots of readers rides and choice spots from around the world. Without further ado:


Tom has been cruising eBay.uk for finds and spotted these lovely homologoation specials and very rare birds. Thanks Tom!

A brand new Honda NR750 for just 105k GBP

Or how about a brand new RC45 for 39k GBP

Or a zero mile Mondial Piega for 17500 GBP. I'd never even heard of this one but there's a nice writeup with the listing.

Ducati F1 750 Monjuich for 17k GBP

1992 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited for 28k GBP

{I'm going to need a cold shower now after that batch!}


Several folks emailed to alert us to this very rare Honda CBR900RR Fireblade TT100 Evolution, also in the UK, for 16500 GBP with 886 miles. Thanks guys!


Let's keep the rare bits rolling with this Yamaha FZR750R OW01 forwarded on by Jeff. This one is for sale in Ohio with 12k miles for just $17500.


Robert emailed us his original owner 1993 Honda CBR900RR that's now available for $6k with 20k miles. Great looking ride, good luck with the sale!


Spotted in our own RSBFS Classifieds is a 1988 Ducati 851 Tri-Color. Has been in storage for some time with just 400 miles, asking $29k.


Jay just got this Ducati 916 in on trade with lots of upgrades and carbon bits.


Dan alerted us to two of his Suzuki's last week and this week he's got an SB6 for us priced at $9999 with under 9k miles. Refreshing to see one that's been enjoyed a little bit!


Finally, Brian spotted this amazingly clean 1984 Honda Interceptor 500 with just 2k miles for $3900. Nice to sprinkle in something that anyone could afford!


Have a great week everyone and if you have a bike for sale or spot something of interest, shoot us an email!

dc

Honda December 3, 2011 posted by

1999 Honda CBR900RR with 2,000 miles For Sale!

Location: Camas, WA

Miles: 2,037

Price: $6,000 BIN

When the CBR900RR debuted in 1992, there is no question that it changed the sport bike game. It was lighter than the other liter bikes from Japan (Suzuki’s GSXR1100 and Yamaha’s FZR) while making comparable power. More power and less weight? That sounds exactly like what performance is all about!

Fast forward to the late 90’s and maybe the CBR900RR has lost some ground on it’s competition and it was on it’s way out the door to make way for Honda’s new 929 and eventually the 1000cc machine. It also lost the dual round headlamps that seem to signify the golden-era of sport bikes. But with 130hp on tap, agile handling, and Honda’s legendary reliability, the later 900RR still screams “fun”!

The particular 900RR up for grabs here is a one-owner bike with only 2,036 miles! To me, that is rare. And other than a Yoshimura slip-on, some braided brake lines, saggy mirrors, and a tail tuck, this bike appears to be all original.

From the seller:

2037 original miles, original adult owner bought off the show room floor in 1999, never in the rain, never laid down, mint condition 1999 CBR900RR Honda, solo seat, carbon fiber Yoshimura pipe, steal braided brake lines front and rear, just an all-around beautiful bike, Recently serviced, new tires, carbs cleaned, all fluids replaced,

There you have it, a super-clean, low-mileage 900RR. Okay, so maybe it’s not one of the first 900RR’s and it may not be the fastest bike compared to other models from the same year. But, it is still awesome looking and I would bet you won’t see too many of these in this condition rolling around your town. And with the giant red wings and two, very obvious, R’s on the side, I think this thing looks amazing today! The BIN is $6,000, which might be a little high for a 900RR of this year, so we will see if it sells. But if you got to have this bike and wouldn’t mind it under your tree this holiday season, then take a look at the auction and make it yours here!

-JS