2002 Honda CBR954RR Fireblade
Follow the auction on BaT here
When it rains it pours but don’t say I didn’t warn you. I did say we will be revisiting this chapter more and more often. While we would love to see all of the sub 1k Fireblades come up for sale more often, it seems that the 954s have been leading the charge recently. I’m not complaining. This is arguably my favorite of the Fireblade lineup and I’m very glad to see they are getting the love they deserve on the auction block.
Partly due to the rapid-release nature of sport bikes in the 90s and 00s, the Fireblade received many incremental improvements across it’s generations. Horsepower up and weight down in a nutshell. By the 954, they had pretty much got it perfect. You’ll be hard pressed to find any serious complaints about this bike. The headlight design is the most vulnerable point and admittedly I didn’t like it at first either but it has really grown on me. If you pull out a photo of yourself from this era I think we would be able to highlight some opportunities for improvement as well so no need to even get on your high horse. No offense.
Something you can easily change is the exhaust. Manufacturers haven’t gotten that right until recently in my opinion. Ditch the econo-exhaust and round out the look and riding experience with one of the following aftermarket options:
We recently surfaced a 954RR on BaT that sold last month for $9.9K. Very similar condition and low miles. See our post here and the auction here. This 954RR auction has already crested the prior by a whopping $6 but there’s still 6 days of bidding remaining. There’s proven color craziness for Hondas so let’s see how much more alluring the red is over the grey. These tires don’t hurt either. Good luck!
If you have ridden or owned any or multiple sub 1k Fireblades, I would love to hear how you thought Honda improved the bike over the various generations and how these stacked up against the competition.
Thanks for reading,