Posts by tag: CBR

Honda September 22, 2017 posted by

All the Fairing: Clean Tri-Color 1990 Honda CBR1000F

Honda's biggest CBR from the late '80s through the mid-'90s, the CBR1000F rather quickly got a reputation as a solid, if a bit boring, sport touring rig. Where its smaller stable mates made prodigious power in sprightly packages, the 600-pound 1000F was praised mostly for its long-distance ability and comfy riding position.

1990 Honda CBR1000F for sale on eBay

Though it gave up grunt to its competitors, it still pushed out more than 130 horses at the crank, and would shed a quarter mile in a hair over 11 seconds. Despite its weight and soft suspension, the big Honda did a surprisingly admirable job on twisty roads, as well. Those factors, and Honda's renowned bank-vault reliability, combined to give the Honda CBR1000F an insane decade-long shelf life with just minor changes along the way.

The 1990 CBR1000F you see here was built after the model's first refresh, which gave the bike slightly more power, slightly more weight and bigger tires to handle the increases. It is in excellent shape for its years, with just a few small scratches showing on the handsome red, white and blue fairings that cover almost the entire machine. This bike appears to come from the same Long Island, NY seller whose 1990 CBR600F we showcased last month.

From the eBay listing:

I've had this motorcycle about 7 years. I bought her with about 18,000 miles. Dealer maintained with new tires last year. The 998cc motor pulls strong at the low end with 110 HP and a top speed of 146 MPH. Pretty easy to get a speeding ticket as she's very comfortable at 95 MPH. Reliable, fast, nimble, comfortable, and draws a crowd. Fun in the twisties for a big bike.

I'd love to keep her but it's time to make room in the garage. I have 18 motorcycles.

The bike has some nicks and chips from driveway tipover and one at the local gas station...but overall in very good shape. Check out the photos and my EBAY rating. Low reserve and below book value. If you win it, you own it, and you won't be sorry.
Make sure you are aware of shipping costs before you bid. Nobody likes to come to LONG ISLAND

The seller clearly subscribes to the N+1 formula for bike ownership, as this one shares garage space with, ahem, 18 others. The auction has not yet met reserve with an already-active corps of bidders.

All the Fairing: Clean Tri-Color 1990 Honda CBR1000F
Honda September 21, 2017 posted by

Rough but Ready: Low-mileage 1988 Honda CBR250R Hurricane

Before the world decided that 250cc engines were for dirtbikes, scooters and wheezy, cheaply-made beginner bikes, there was a real appetite for small-displacement machines that punched above their weight and could hold rider interest for longer than a few grocery runs.

1988 Honda CBR250R for sale on eBay

To be fair, over-engineered 250s never caught on very well in this country, where displacement and raw horespower have always ruled, but overseas there was real appreciation for less-is-more sportbikes. The 1988 Honda CBR250R Hurricane was such a bike.

With 40 horses available at somewhere well above 15,000 rpm, the little four pot made you work for your progress, while a single-disc front brake meant you could hold on to that momentum as long as your confidence held out. Later versions of the bike made more power and carried stronger brakes, but the set up here should be more than adequate for canyon carving.

The example here currently resides in site supporter "Gary's Utah collection", though it needs more cosmetic attention than much of his collection. The clearcoat on the tank is visibly peeling, and the frame, engine, triples and exhaust show minor pitting and corrosion. That said, the bodywork and paint show very nicely, and is dent, crack and break-free. The tires are next to new, and the bike will be loaded with fresh fluids before the new owner takes over.

From the eBay listing:

Up for auction to the highest bidder with NO RESERVE is a beautiful 1988 Honda CBR250R MC19 with only 7939 kilometers (4933 miles). This little Hurricane has an inline four cylinder engine that revs to 18,000RPM's! It's a screamer! This bike would make an excellent candidate for restoration since it has low miles. This bike has huge potential! All this bike needs is to be cleaned up and it will look like a million bucks! The clear coat on the fuel tank is peeling. The bike has corrosion throughout from the elements but will clean up easily for the person that has the time to take it apart and clean it up. There are no cracks in the fairings, no broken tabs, no dents in the tank and no missing hardware. The stock windscreen doesnt have any cracks and looks very clear. It's in original unmolested condition. Fairings are 100% genuine original OEM Honda. Bike is completely stock and has great curb appeal. Bike appears to have never been layed down or fallen over. There is rust on the tachometer and temp gauge. I have another set of gauges that are very clean and will come with the bike. Bike runs excellent and will be serviced before delivery with new battery and new engine fluids. Only 420 miles on new IRC RX-20R tires. This bike is solid. I just don't have the time or the interest to restore it.

Bike comes with a Utah title and is titled as a street bike for road use. $500 deposit due after auctions end via PayPal. Balance due within 7 days by check, bank wire or cash in person. Please text 801-358-6537 for more photos or questions.

Happy bidding!

As with all Gary's bikes, it is titled for street use in Utah. The auction is no reserve, so highest bidder takes this ripper home.

Rough but Ready: Low-mileage 1988 Honda CBR250R Hurricane
Honda September 7, 2017 posted by

Sponsored Listing: 1990 Honda CBR250RR from Deftone Cycles

Update: Greg notes that this bike is sold! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

The 1990 Honda CBR250RR name doesn't carry the same room-quieting name recognition that some of its two-stroke and 400cc siblings do, but that is not for lack of trying.

1990 Honda CBR250RR for sale on eBay

The little CBR is pure early Golden Age Honda: it packs an innovative, uncompromising design with top-shelf kit and fit and finish into a lithe, unintimidating package aimed at knee draggers and commuters alike. The bike garnered a particularly loyal fanbase in Australia, with plenty of gushing reviews and forums to sing its praises.

This particular CBR250RR comes to us from site sponsor Deftone Cycles, and is a squeaky-clean specimen that is ready and willing to show the next owner what the best part of 20,000 rpm feels like. It carries a clean Ohio street title and a set of OEM-look aftermarket fairings.

Deftone is selling the very clean original fairings with the bike, but switched them out for the aftermarket plastics for the sake of preservation and presentation. It appears that one of the original side panels could use a repair, but otherwise the set is more or less blemish-free.

From the eBay listing:

1990 Honda CBR250RR MC22 CBR 250RR. 20,228 Miles (32,555 Kilometers) Bike needs nothing. All fluids are fresh. Shifts and revs to redline perfectly. Starts effortlessly every time. Here at deftone cycles we pride ourselves with supplying original OEM equipped fairings, because of age it is getting harder and harder to find OEM fairings that meet the needs of our customers, so we are offering this CBR250RR with new aftermarket. The original OEM's are included in the sale. The fuel tank is of original paint and rust free. Bike has Vin Matching State of Ohio Title. MC22-1008*** “Buyer is responsible for their own State Requirements.” Imported into the States through all legal channels. Sold as is. Buyer responsible for shipping. Thanks for looking. Please email any questions.

Power for the CBR250RR comes from an inline four with Honda's famous gear-driven cams, which not only reduce maintenance, but give the engine an evil whine unique to Honda sportbikes of the era. The mill is good for 45 horsepower, or about seven more than the modern CBR250RR Honda released in other markets last year, which relies on a 38 crank-horsepower thumper for motivation.

We'll take the '90 every day of the week. Ride to the office, hit the cafe or head to the canyons, and the little CBR will not blink. The starting bid for this bike is $5,200 with nearly a week to go in the auction.

Sponsored Listing: 1990 Honda CBR250RR from Deftone Cycles
Honda September 5, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing: 1994 Honda CBR900RR from Gary in Utah

As our regular readers have likely figured out by now, Gary in Utah has an incredible collection of rare and fast Japanese iron, and it's all in perfect or close-to-perfect shape.

1994 Honda CBR900RR for sale on eBay

The 1994 Honda CBR900RR you see here is no exception. The first year of the more modern-looking "foxeye" headlight design, this bike wears its years very well. It did not escape a garish only-from-the-90s magenta, purple and white paint scheme, but I have always been a sucker for the needlessly and unapologetically loud schemes that decade wrought. Bikes like this have lights and license plates, but they're not practical, and they needn't look too classy and buttoned down.

The bike has done 13,000 kilometers, or about 8,000 miles, and was not originally a U.S. market machine, as all the gauges are metric. The machine is largely stock, but does have a period Yoshimura carbon can and a matching header-back exhaust system.

As with all Gary's bikes, it has good tires, fresh fluids and is clean enough to eat off. There are a few blemishes and scratches, but no cracked fairings or dents.

From the eBay listing:

Up for auction to the highest bidder with NO RESERVE is a 1994 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade with only 13,087 kilometers (8,131 miles). This bike is one of my favorites. It is in premium condition with only a few scratches, chips and handling marks throughout. The left middle cowling has a piece of fairing that has broken off the tip. No cracks in the fairings or dents in the tank. Fairings are 100% genuine Honda. Motor is stock. Bike has been tastefully upgraded with a Yoshimura carbon fiber muffler and full system header, steel braided brake lines and aftermarket windscreen. Factory original muffler and header included in sale (buyer to pay for shipping). New tires have less than 300 miles on them. Bike runs like the day it was new. Just serviced with new fluids and new battery. This bike rips! No disappointments with this one. Selling cheap! Everything must go! Not sure what its worth or where the market is on this one so I'm going to sell with NO RESERVE on this Honda Fireblade.

Bike comes with Utah State title and is titled as a motorcycle for road use. $500 deposit due immediately after auctions end thru PayPal. Balance due in 5 business days via Check, bank wire or cash in person. Please text 801-358-6537 for more photos or any questions.

Happy bidding!

The auction is no-reserve with a few days left. With this bike's condition and provenance, it's a sure-fire classic and definitely one to watch.

Featured Listing: 1994 Honda CBR900RR from Gary in Utah
Honda August 12, 2017 posted by

The OG: 1989 Honda CBR600F

Behold, the instigator. The first volley in the sport bike wars that consumed the 1990s, culminating in the insane, brightly-colored crotch rockets of the latter half of the decade and the early-aughts. Before there was fuel injection, USD forks, radial brakes and Power Commanders, there was the original CBR600.

1989 Honda CBR600F for sale on eBay

The bike hit the United States market like a Howitzer in 1987, carrying then-unheard of full fairings, a steel box-section perimeter frame and a 90-horse, 600cc inline four that had about 450 pounds to push around with a full tank of fuel. Next to the tube-frame behemoths of the early part of the '80s, these things were space ships.

Compared to any modern bike, it will feel like a Bronze Age ox cart, with traditional telescoping forks, tiny non-ABS brakes and throttle response that only four carburetors can deliver. But you cannot argue with the model's blue-chip pedigree, its importance, and the fact that 90 horses in 450 lbs makes a very fast ox cart.

This 1989 one is an honest, clean, low-mileage example that has obviously been very well looked after. The tires and chain look next to new and the sprocket looks very serviceable.

The bodywork and paint are impeccable compared to the usual fare on these bikes, which were made in vast numbers, and more often than not were thrashed. There is a belt buckle scratch on the back of the tank and some light pitting on cast aluminum parts, but that about does it for cosmetic issues. The bike has a very tasteful and period-looking Yoshimura can.

From the listing:

I bought this bike a few years back from an Upstate NY dealer. I thought I would use it...but I really haven't that much. I had the carbs cleaned by the local Honda dealer last year. Starts every time and no leaks. The tires are like new and has a yellow battery with tender leads. Runs like a champ and growls with the Yoshi pipe. Overall, I would consider it in very good to excellent condition...considering her age. Fun bike to ride and pretty rare. Time for me to say goodbye and make room.

Get a FIRM shipping quote before bidding. Nobody likes to come to LONG ISLAND.

With three days left, the bidding is at a quaint $1,500, and the bike is offered without reserve. It's not rare, or grey market, or crazy fast, but it is an important bike, and has just turned the corner to true classic status. It makes no excuses and will be an awesome addition to any garage.

The OG: 1989 Honda CBR600F
Honda April 6, 2017 posted by

Obtainable: 1993 Honda CBR900RR

After a spate of Laverdas, Benellis and unobtainable Ducatis, this loved and used 900RR is a breath of fresh air. Here is a bike that begs to be ridden - and you CAN ride it because it is not a zero mile, museum quality garage queen. This is something mere mortals can own. And given that it is a first gen RR Honda, mere mortals *should* own one. At least once.

1993 Honda CBR900RR for sale on eBay

Created with the singular goal of mass centralization, the CBR900RR was essentially an upgraded CBR600 chassis stuffed with slightly less than a 1-liter powerplant. A true factory hot rod, this was literally the size of a middleweight - but punched in a much, much higher weight class than that. It may see a bit tame today in the eyes of 200 HP rockets from the Big Four and BMW, but in the early 1990s this was revolutionary. The CBR900RR was the poster child for the hyperbike. It was all about handling and speed, and the 900RR delivered. In time the line evolved to the 929RR and 954RR, but the bike that started the revolution was this one: the Honda 900RR.

From the seller:
This is a great example of a classic un-molested low miles fireblade.

Comes with a clear Nevada title in hand with keys ready to ride home today.

14k miles (if you aren't familiar with the 900rr they have legendary longevity when it comes to Japanese sportbikes look into it)

Also has original tool kit, original front turn signals, service manual, And also Original brake reservoir cover and matching tank cover (not shown in photos)

This is an absolutely iconic sport bike, and most consider this color scheme to be the most sought after of the bunch, It just has that look of the 90s. I won't toot its horn too much as I will assume most people know what it is.

The seller has included a video of the bike in question as well. You have been forewarned: jump to the 1:02 mark, or turn your speakers off. The canned music is truly horrible. Thankfully the video includes the bike running, which makes up for the first minute of torture:

This is a used bike that has some 14k on the odometer. Like most vehicles that are nearly 25 years old, this one has some minor aging issues. The seller notes the various items in the ad. The Two Brothers exhaust looks and sounds good. I'm not a big fan of the rear fender delete (or the saggy turn signals), but it looks like a pair of stock units are included in the sale; these look like the front stalks, so you might need to inquire about the rears. Other than that, this appears to be a pretty well-kept survivor.

The best part of all of it is that this is a no reserve auction. Somebody is going home with a new-to-them motorcycle by the end of it all. Bidding is currently in the $3k arena at time of writing, and there are several days remaining before the gavel comes down. Bidding has been relatively active, which shows that there is interest in both this model as well as this price range. Check it out here. We do not see all that many first gen 900RR models, and when it comes to valuation these are likely the first to serious appreciate. Share your thoughts in the Comments section, and Good Luck!!

MI

Obtainable: 1993 Honda CBR900RR