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Honda September 17, 2022 posted by

Erion Nation – 2001 Honda CBR929RR Erion Edition

As lucky as Erion Racing was to have been Honda’s partner in AMA Formula Xtreme, Honda recognized their good fortune in the four-peat 1997-2000 championships conducted by Kevin Erion’s team.  The factory produced a not-often-seen tribute CBR929RR and today’s has some serious miles but hardly shows it.

2001 Honda CBR929RR Erion Edition for sale on eBay

Honda’s 2000 update to the CBR900RR included an all new engine with the titanium HTEV power valve and 152 hp.  The swingarm is located in bosses cast into the transmission case, cutting out the middleman and using the engine as a stressed chassis member.  Even though brake size was increased to 330mm and a 17-inch front wheel was fitted, other components like the titanium exhaust helped reduce weight to well below the 1999 model.  Bodywork was sleek and blended into the Honda line-up almost anonymously.

Offered without comment by an eBay dealer with hundreds of listings, this Erion has nearly 37K miles and certainly isn’t perfect.  But the personalizations look limited to trimming the rear fender, mirror extensions, shorty levers, conformal signals, rim reflectors and tank grips.  Minor wear and tear is sprinkled all over, except for the left mirror area which needs repair.  Even so this might be a nice deal for a limited edition seeming to be in its original wrapper.

Formula Xtreme was an inclusive concept, with a wide-ranging selection of models awarding less cylinders and valves more displacement.  They hosted the Daytona 200 for several years, but was eventually absorbed into other AMA classes.  The RSBFS archives have a few actual Erion race bikes, but very few of the commemoratives.  It might be largely a sticker edition, but still a great year for CBR fans.

-donn

Erion Nation – 2001 Honda CBR929RR Erion Edition
Honda June 14, 2022 posted by

Rarified Air: Erion Racing 2000 Honda CBR600 Supersport Champion

Thanks to Ross on Facebook for pointing out that this actually a CBR600F4 and not a CBR600RR. We apologize for the error. -dc

Track Day Tuesday has come around once more, and this time we are showcasing more than a stripped down R1 or the like. Today’s machine is a proven track day hero, taking Kurtis Roberts to the top step of the 2000 Supersport championship. Yes, that is an AMA Supersport 600cc championship. And yes, that is Kurtis Roberts as in youngest son of The King, and younger brother to superstar Kenny Jr. If that is STILL not enough street cred, need I mention Erion racing? That was probably one of the most respected outfits in the AMA, and worthy of their own special Erion Racing livery Honda to boot. I’d say pretty much ’nuff said right there. The seller has a bit to say about this bike, especially since a similarly hyped machine was sold at Mecum earlier this year. But if all checks out this is probably more than a simple track day bike, and likely more of a collector than a flog-at-your-local-track rider.

2000 Erion Honda CBR600 (Kurtis Roberts) for sale on eBay

From the seller:
2000 KURTIS ROBERTS CBR600 (One of two ridden that year) championship winning bike. As ridden from the 2000 season. The other one was sold 3 months ago on Mecum for $22,000 ,that one was given to Kurtis 4 years after winning the championship (made up bike for Kurtis) and no doult was NOT ridden during that season.

Unlike the bike that sold at Mecum this year ,this bike sports all the official decals from Honda and AMA supersport series ,their are also billet pieces on the bike that were made for just Kurtis that the Mecum bike failed to have. I also have a email from Kurtis about the bike that was sold at mecum ,but that will only go to the buyer and not public

More from the seller:
This one comes with all the paper work from Erion Honda ,paid $9000 in 2000 for it ,dyno sheets and CHAMPIONSHIP poster of kurtis ridding that bike. There is Brand new set of Painted bodywork ,un touched and set of spare used wheels ( Kurtis name still on them).

I own 35 AMA bikes so this one doesn’t do much for me other than Kurtis rode it.
The bike has done one trackday since kurtis rode it (2001)
I did start it up last year, then drained the carbs and tank.

Condition is as raced pretty good ,there is a small dent in the fuel tank (if i have time I will pull it out) that is easily fixed paintless dent guy
No tiitle ,invoices from Erion Honda
purchased on the 11-10-2000,invoice and bill of sale from Kevin Erion
Doesn’t sell then it will just sit in the collection

The seller has included some photos of the aforementioned Mecum auction, which was offered up as Kurtis’ personal bike. Today’s example appears to have some provenance by way of documentation, which certainly helps determine authenticity. As a mass-produced sport bike from the turn of the century, this is an old Superstock race bike. You could certainly pick up a CBR600 more cheaply, but then it would be missing the Erion setup, the cool parts, and the fact that the butt in the seat belonged to a champion.

The pictures are not fantastic, but the bike looks to be as expected; race bikes are not babied and coddled, but flogged to win. And speaking of winning, this one could be yours for the asking price of $11k. Check out all of the details here. And if Kurtis Roberts is not your thing, perhaps you’d rather go up the generational chain and emulate dad himself, King Kenny Roberts. You can still pick up skid lids in Kenny livery, such as this one here. Not sure if the Kurtis bike and the King Kenny helmet would make you an instant hero on a track day, but it should could be fun to try. Good Luck!!

MI

Rarified Air: Erion Racing 2000 Honda CBR600 Supersport Champion
Honda November 27, 2021 posted by

2001 Honda CBR929RR Erion Racing Edition with 525 Miles !

Credit where due, Honda presented an Erion Edition after the race team won back to back AMA Formula Xtreme 600cc Championships in 1999-2000.  Thinking way out over the horizon, this Fort Meyers owner parked this CBR after just a few fill-ups, and it’s ready for the next display opportunity.

2001 Honda CBR929RR Erion Racing Edition for sale on eBay

 

 

 

 

With its third engine change since the FireBlade was introduced, the 929 was even more overquare, fuel injected, and boasting 152 hp at almost 11,000 rpm.  The all-titanium exhaust included Honda’s volume tailoring HTEV system, stretching the torque band.  New for 2001 were USD forks, and a longer swingarm, smoothing out the handling under  power.  A new 17-inch front wheel fit into the revised fairing, which reviewed as a bit less exciting than its rivals.  Though growing from the original 900, every opportunity was taken to keep weight under control, and inch it toward the middle of the machine.

Though a twenty year old superbike priced at a hair less than a brand new one might only be for a superfan, the owner seems to have kept this one beautifully.  With little history to tell or worry much about, the comments are as bold as the graphics in the eBay auction:

ERION RACING EDITION
BONE STOCK
525 MILES
NEVER DOWN OR ANY ISSUES
COLLECTOR QUALITY
ALWAYS STORED IN CLIMATE CONTROLLED BUILDING
COMES COMPLETE
ORIGINAL OWNER’S MANUAL
ORIGINAL TOOL KIT
HONDA EXHAUST RED SCOTCH BRITE PAD
SALES BROCHURE
MY COLLECTION IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL 
NEED TO DOWN SIZE A BIT I HAVE SOME VERY SPECIAL LOW MILE BIKES
I KNOW THIS ISNT FOR EVERYONE BUT IF YOU WANT THE BEST HERE IT IS
BIKE IS SERVICED AND READY TO GO OR MOTHBALL AWAY
 

Erion had some great years with many bold faced names aboard, like Nicky Hayden and Ben Bostrom.  Not sure if the Erion edition was anything more than a graphic exercise, but the 929 needed a little extra help in the showroom during the R1’s run for glory.  Looking forward to this seller’s other auctions if they are all as nice as this.

-donn

2001 Honda CBR929RR Erion Racing Edition with 525 Miles !
Honda March 30, 2019 posted by

Low Tech, Big Fun: 1997 Honda CBR600 F3 for Sale

When the original “jellymould” CBR600F Hurricane was introduced in 1987 the enclosed, sleekly aerodynamic fairing hid a dark secret: a steel frame. While racier competitors had switched to lightweight aluminum construction, the simple, effective CBR600 F3 stuck with the less expensive material until the CBR600 F4 was introduced in 1999. Although the styling was hyper-modern, it also helped Honda save money on manufacturing and development costs. Instead of a finished frame and engine cases, or carefully routed wiring and hoses, the whole functional mess could all just be hidden behind relatively cheap, sleek plastic. So while pragmatism may have driven the design and the ingredients were, on their own, not very exotic, the complete package was a world-beater when it was introduced.

Produced between 1995 and 1998, the F3 was an evolution of the earlier CBR600 F2. Compared to that bike, it offered adjustable cartridge forks, a Pro-Link rear, and and ram-air to feed the engine. The result was a few more ponies from the 599cc inline four and a 454lb wet weight. That might sound heavy for a 600, but it was just a couple pounds heavier than a ZX-6R or GSX-R600 of the same period, and actually a good bit lighter than the aluminum-framed YZF600. At a claimed 105hp, peak power wasn’t best-in-class either, but the CBR offered a smooth spread of power with no real dips or flat spots, the perfect balance in a road engine and pretty handy on track as well.

The CBR600 was always pitched as a more versatile mount than competitors from Suzuki and Kawasaki, a bike that was at home in the canyons, in the city, and could even do a bit of commuting or light touring. The CBR600 was never really about the numbers, it was about the complete package, a sort of Goldilocks solution to the Supersport problem. It didn’t make the most in-class horsepower. It wasn’t the lightest. It didn’t have much in the way of headline-stealing innovation. It didn’t even have any acronyms plastered across the fairings!

It also made a perfectly good foundation for a racebike, winning multiple AMA SuperSport Championships, and didn’t seem to suffer at all for its relatively ordinary underpinnings. Eventually, the entire class became more and more track focused, and led to the development of the CBR600RR that was sold alongside the CBR600 F4i as a direct alternative to the high-strung offerings from Suzuki, Kawasaki, and Yamaha. But for a while, Honda’s versatile CBR meant you really could have your cake and eat it too.

This particular machine needs a bit of maintenance before it time-warps you back to your youth, but the miles are shockingly low for such a practical machine, and it looks to be in exceptional cosmetic condition. It may never be as desirable as a CBR900, but I these are certainly functional classics and much more attainable, since prices for the bigger machine are currently spiraling upwards and nice examples are hard to find.

From the original eBay listing: 1997 Honda CBR600 F3 for Sale

Hello, up for sale is my 1997 Honda CBR600F3 with 2,916 orig miles.  Clean title in hand in my name. Bought it 4 years ago and spent lots of time and money trying to make it near perfect (it’s the same model, year and color as what I had in college so it was me trying to relive my youth). Sadly, my bad back in combination with it being too dangerous for a slow, fat guy like myself to ride in Vegas forces the sale.  I have all receipts and replaced parts baggies/boxes for every OEM part I put on it. I saved the old parts to prove it wasn’t wrecked. Feel free to contact me to see it in person 850-five 86-38two8.  Not showroom perfect but damn nice for a 1997! PS: front chock included!

The bad: carbs need to be cleaned. Ran fine in 2014 and I did drain bowls before tear down but no luck in getting it started. Needs battery too as no point in buying one and letting it rot.

The good: over $1,000 in brand new parts. No cracked fairings at all!

  • Brand new oil and filter
  • Brand New Dunlop Q3s with not 1 mile on them – $285 mounted
  • New Ariete 90degree valve stems in gold – $29
  • Powder coated rims in gold – $175

The following all new OEM parts

  • Front lower chin – $35
  • Left side lower fairing – $374
  • Alternator cover and gasket – $69
  • Parts below over $400
  • Various OEM decals still new in OEM packing for spares – $149

The CBR600 may have been anything but exotic, but that was exactly the point: it was an everyman sportbike, and it was damn good at being that. The shape has aged pretty well I think, and the non-standard gold-painted wheels really flatter the Erion Racing-inspired colors. It’s a shame that this attempt to capture the seller’s youth has been put up for sale, but his loss is your gain! Can you really put a price on reliving the dreams of your youth? Apparently you can, and those dreams are going to cost you $3,950.00. That Buy It Now price is obviously on the high-end for an F3, but if this one is as nice in person as it looks in pictures, I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a better example with so few miles.

-tad

Low Tech, Big Fun: 1997 Honda CBR600 F3 for Sale
Honda March 29, 2018 posted by

Reserve met: Pristine 1996 Honda CBR900RR

The Honda CBR900RR is a bucketlist bike for me. Everything about the machine speaks to me, from its status as a genre-definer to the styling and panache that come from being built when Honda was still an innovative powerhouse.

1995 Honda CBR900RR for sale on eBay

The ’90s were still heady times for Big Red, as the marque spat out mind blowing racing machines and sold facsimilies thereof to the general public. When the CBR900RR came along, it didn’t betray the family tradition, bringing 600 supersport size and literbike power.

This 1996 Honda CBR900RR wears the iconic Erion Racing livery, celebrating the team’s success aboard race-kitted versions. It still has its original Bridgestone tires on, and the torque marks on the rear axle show the tires have never been off. If you want one of these for your collection, this is your machine.

From the eBay listing:

I’ll tell you right up front, It’s a pretty good bet that this is the most original, lowest mileage CBR900RR in the US. Others may say it, but this IS THE REAL DEAL. It’s in unbelievable condition on top of being graced with the highly desirable Erion Racing scheme of US Honda’s 90’s racing dynasty. It was a dream bike for me after having a 1995 new back in ’95, and just months later wishing I had waited a few months after they released the Erion scheme with the larger motor of the ’96.

Completely original and never molested! This is as close to the condition it left the factory in December 1995 as you may ever find in your life time. While others may glaze over their mileage, aftermarket exhausts or modifications, there will none of that. No tricks like professional studio type photos or 100+ hours of complete disassembly and detailing to make up for what it cant offer.

Having only 2,905 miles helps cut through the smoke and mirrors of elaborate photographic and detailing exercises. Zero incidents, no tip-overs, just an honest bike in unbelievable condition. No excuses…you WILL NOT find a nicer original bike than the one I am offering to you today.

You can know this bike has only seen 2,905 miles since it’s still on it’s original Bridgestone BT56 Battleaxe tires Honda installed in Japan when it was built in December 1995. Note the tire picture showing the 1995 date codes (9501 = first week of 1995) as well as it still having unbroken axle torque proof marks from when they were installed at the factory. While the tires are not something you would want to hit the road on, they go to the bikes authenticity so you can feel 100% confident this is a true survivor and the mileage is legitimate. If plan to collect and to store / display her, you are golden.

Other rarely seen items you may note in the photos of this gorgeous bike outside its obvious condition which speak to originality:

It’s factory exhaust
Full fender with matching VIN decal
All warning decals.

Essentially you are looking at a time capsule from the mid 90’s heyday of sportbikes when the CBR was king of hill. It turns heads today like it did over 20 years ago. I have been asked more than once if it’s new from those unfamiliar with the 900rr’s.

I’m the third owner and have had it for several years. All owners were older. Now that several years have past, health and age have changed, so I have to be honest that my original plan to have it forever is not realistic for my situation. As hard as it is, I hope someone else will enjoy the opportunity to get that dream CBR they’ve always wanted.

Disclaimers:
Please ask questions, and If you are local, feel free to set up a time to see her in person. It shows beautifully in the photos, though its nicer in person due to using a standard older camera. I hesitate to say mint as its so over used, but its pretty darn close. The only flaw I am aware of is a pinhead chip in in the small red decal on the front fairing and small scratch in the white ‘o’ decal that is part of the ‘Honda’ name on the bottom fairing. It comes with an original correct OEM Honda red upper decal should someone wanted to change it (few minutes). I did not in order to present it as authentically, but I bought it years ago just in case they ever stopped being available. The tank pad is a Honda original accessory applied by the dealer in 1996 at the request of the original buyer.

The bike may be offered locally, I reserve the right to terminate the auction for local sale.

 


The reserve has been met at $5,400, so this bike will sell. If the bidding stays anywhere near that price, this CBR will be a cheap, high-pedigree addition to someone’s collection.

Reserve met: Pristine 1996 Honda CBR900RR
Honda March 12, 2014 posted by

Nicky Hayden’s 1999 CBR900RR Erion Racing Formula Xtreme Superbike!

1999 Honda CBR900RR Nicky Hayden Formula Xtreme for sale

Here’s an opportunity to own an amazing racebike that once was once piloted by MotoGP rider Nicky Hayden early in his career. The intent of Formula Xtreme was to allow as many types of motorcycles to compete, anything from inline-fours to air-cooled V-twins. Formula Xtreme racing was one of the more competitive and entertaining races of an AMA weekend. The seller has a contact number for Kevin Erion which should help with the specifics on this bike.

dc

1999 Honda CBR900RR Racebike on eBay

from the seller:

This is one of the Erion Racing CBR900RR that Nicky Hayden rode during his 1999 AMA Formula Extreme class series for Erion Racing while he was under contract with Honda. This is not a replica, this is the REAL DEAL. I have two of them and will be selling one. This is a once in a lifetime chance for you to own such a rare motorcycle ridden by one of greatest American racers to have gone up to the level of Moto GP and won a world title.

The buyer of the bike will be provided Kevin Erion’s direct contact information, where Kevin will provide you with direct confirmation/certification of this bike. You will be able to do this prior to taking delivery.

The bike has no VIN as the frame is a direct Factory supplied frame to Erion Racing for the sole purpose of track/Racing use only.

Nicky Hayden’s 1999 CBR900RR Erion Racing Formula Xtreme Superbike!
Exclusive January 5, 2014 posted by

2007 Erion Built Honda CRB600RR Race Bike

Update 4.30.2014: Seller notes this one is now sold. Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

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We’ve had the pleasure of featuring some really well put together track day machines, and this one is very good indeed. Built by none other than legendary AMA team Erion Racing, for the purpose of AMA racing in 2007. To my mind this would be a perfect step up from your first track day bike with lots of room to grow. With racing quality parts the likes of HRC, Arata/Ladybird, Ohlins, and more, you have to say it would very difficult to duplicate for the $6969 asking price. Click each picture for a high resolution version to inspect. Available in North Carolina.

Thanks for helping to support the site Jay!

dc

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from the seller:

2007 Erion Honda CRB600RR $6969
This is the real deal, a 2007 Erion built/owned AMA Sportbike. This was a “A” bike in 2007 and a “B” bike in 2008. I still have the MSO in Erion’s name. This bike has hundreds of Pro hours put into the setup, it wasn’t built from a crashed bike in somebody’s basement, the longer you look at it the more cool stuff you find. She isn’t a spring chicken but still pulls most 600s on the straight with my fat ass. This bike was raced on and off by the past AMA/Expert level rider for a few years and I bought it last year for track days. I used it for 5 weekends, mostly instructing in the “I” group, I rode it but never really pushed it (I’m losing my MoJo). This bike is capable of 1:35s at VIR, I got down to 1:43s. This bike needs nothing to go fast, really fast, or if you are like me it was content to ride at a reasonable pace. Look around, you will see other bikes in this price range without the pedigree and HRC parts… which would you rather have.

Refreshed motor fall of 2012 (has 5 easy weekends on refresh)
Arata headers w/ Ladybird slip-on
PC III
HRC race ecu
HRC wire harness
HRC steering stabilizer
HRC quick turn throttle
Quick shifter (Standard)
Yoyodyne slipper
25mm Ohlins fork internals refreshed spring of 2011
Ohlins shock refreshed spring of 2011
Custom Erion rear sets
Custom rear sub-frame
Custom intake
Galfer brake rotors (race only, the good stuff)
Woodcraft case covers
Sharkskinz Erion bodywork
Carbon Shark fin
Lots of upgraded hardware, some Ti
Cool stuff I’m forgetting
Added in 2013:
Brembo Radial GP master cylinder
Vesrah RJL pads with one weekend
Vortex gas cap
Stomp Grip

1 and 3/4 sets of spare bodywork, I used the black white and red set, the Erion tank, upper and lower look like new.
Spare complete front and rear rims with rotors and cush drive
Spare clip-ons
Spare sprockets and a third cush drive, OEM front M/C, rear brake parts.

2007 Erion Built Honda CRB600RR Race Bike
Honda July 13, 2013 posted by

Erion Nation: Two 2001 Honda CBR929RR Erion editions available!

It’s a double, double R type of day here on RSBFS. What we have is not one, but TWO 2001 Honda CBR929RR Erion Racing edition bikes for your review. Enjoy this rare event, as we don’t see it happen very often!

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Bike 1: 2001 Honda CBR929RR Erion Racing edition

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From the seller:
Up for sale today is my baby!!! This is the first bike I ever owned, and it means a lot to me.

I dropped it 6 months ago, going about 20-30mph and ended up tearing my Achilles. So I am planning on getting something smaller, possibly a CBR600, but i haven’t decided yet. I prefer not sell this bike to a new rider I’m sorry! I learned to ride on 900+cc bikes, and it cost me. There is also a dent on the gas tank, that I have been meaning to pop out, but haven’t gotten around to it.

After I dropped the bike, I spent almost $1,500 getting it repaired at Erion Racing in the OC ($250 to get my valves checked). I probably could have had it fixed cheaper but I wanted it done by the BEST, and if ANYONE knows Fireblades, it’s those guys! If you don’t know who they are, look them up. The bike has 37,xxx and is mechanically FLAWLESS!!! I just had the Valves checked less than 1 thousand miles ago.

I have a new sprocket and chain on the bike, as well as an extra rear sprocket for more torque. I changed out the levers and pegs for CRG’s but I still have the Originals. Has a Toby Steering dampner, as well as a 2-up passenger bar. It also has a Power Commander II

I have both seats for it, one for a passenger, and a sportier hard one. Can’t remember if I forgot anything.

I am planning on replacing the rear tire, most likey with Michelin 2ct’s and replacing all the break pads. If you want me to replace them the price is $4,200. If you would like to change them yourself or you have a preference for rear tires and pads, the price is $3,600. The front tire is a Pirelli Diablo that is about 80%.

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Pricing on this Erion edition is a BIN of $4,200 or best offer. That is not a lot of cash for something that you do not see every day. However with some rash damage (on both sides) and high mileage (37,000+), this is not exactly a bargain. Click the link to check out Bike #1 of our Erion pair here and then compare it against another one also available below.


Bike 2: 2001 Honda CBR929RR Erion Racing edition

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From the seller:
This is a like new, showroom condition, limited edition 2001 CBR 929RR. This bike has been adult owned, stored in a heated garage and meticulously maintained. This is a very hard to find model that is perfectly tuned from the factory with a full system Erion exhaust system. Everything works flawlessly and it only has approximately 11K easy miles. I guarantee you will not find a bike as clean and perfect as this one! No disappointments. Clear title in hand and ready to go.

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This second example looks to be significantly cleaner than the first, and there is no damage history noted. Mileage is listed in the 11k range, which is substantially lower than the previous bike. Not surprisingly, the price is also higher – but not as high as you might expect. This bike has a BIN of $4,700, and despite the higher price this appears to be the bargain between the two. Check out Bike #2 here!


Well, there you have it. Two relatively rare Erion Racing edition 929RRs in a single day. Not too bad. Once you’ve check the bikes out, jump back to our comments section and let us know what you think!

MI