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Battle of the 400s! Honda CBR400RR or Kawasaki ZXR400R

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The collection from Utah keeps on giving! Up for grabs this week is your choice of either a CBR400RR or a ZXR400R; both are 1995 models, but winning the auction only allows you to choose one. So which of these two ultra-rare grey bikes do you choose? Read on before you decide!

From the seller:
These two 400’s will be the last of the bikes I will be listing for sale. I’ve sold a lot of bikes and the honey hole is running dry.

This is a YOUR CHOICE auction. Up for your consideration is a 1995 Honda CBR400RR Fireblade with 22,014 kilometers (13,678 miles) or a 1995 Kawasaki Ninja ZXR400R with 25,254 kilometers (15,692 miles). High bidder will have their choice of bikes. You don’t get both bikes, you only get to choose ONE for your high bid. Both bikes have scratches and scrapes throughout. The Fireblade has a Fat Daddy aftermarket muffler installed but also comes with its original stock OEM muffler included. Both bikes are in great condition and would make great candidates for restoration. Both bikes run perfectly like the day they were new. Both bikes will have new batteries, new fluids and filters serviced. Both bikes come with Utah state titles and are titled as motorcycles for street use. Fairings and components on both bikes are 100% OEM factory original. Both look very nice and have good curb appeal.


1995 Honda CBR400RR Fireblade



1995 Kawasaki ZXR400R Ninja



There has been some good feedback about this seller in the RSBFS comments section (see this post here) and we have definitely seen some amazing motorcycles. But how would you choose between one of these little rocket ships? Neither is exactly in concours condition, but that might just be the appeal. Both are riders, meaning that you could pick one, thrash on it until your face hurts from smiling so much, and then park it knowing that you did not just ruin some zero mile investment. You can check the auction out here. Activity has been moderate thus far, and the current bid for one of these beauties sits at $6k with a reserve still in place.

If you are looking to add a grey-market 400 to your collection, this is a great opportunity. This seller has liquidated a serious number of bikes, and this is the end of that line. It is rare to see a collection such as this thinned out in one fell swoop, but it is certainly exciting to watch! Act now for one of these housebroken machines; it may be some time before we see the likes of them again. Good Luck!!

MI

2 Comments

  • The CBR400RR is a better all round bike – think CBR600 in a 400 format and just as good as the 600 was vs the competition, such was the Double R.

    Having said that and having loved my 400RR back in the day when it was the then current King of the 400 Hill, these 400’s are not $8,000+ bikes except for the novelty of owning one 25+years later.

    This seller has done the right thing, opened the flood gates to build excitement and get top dollar for many of his bikes and hopefully he made money on each 1 versus purchase price as their selling prices reflect an excited new markets enthusiasm for some interesting exotica – the selling prices do not reflect these bikes actual value.

    As scalpel and knifes edge as I remember the 400’s to be, when ever I revisit them and get a chance to ride one, I am reminded these are 25 to 30 years old 400cc 4 strokes aimed at 250 2 strokes from a time of better fuel quality and youthful exuberance and that they are not that quick – there modern value is exactly where they are, grey market novelties being passed on to a new group of riders to enjoy.

    Seller, enjoy your windfall, buyers enjoy the bikes for what they are – but in all honesty for me “been there, done that, go the T-shirt – thanks but no thanks” 🙂

    Did I already say that the 400RR kicks the Kwackers arse and that the buyer is going to have a blast 🙂

  • The 400 CBR was not, or ever will be a “Fireblade”. The designation was meant for the open (900 cc) bike. It was a Euro code for the CBR 900 RR… But a kool bike none the less.

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