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Honda September 11, 2016 posted by

Literally – 1993 Honda CBR900RR

While an occasionally a special bike is regarded as a game-changer, a reference standard, or in impeccable condition, a museum piece.  This first-gen CBR900RR is quite literally all these things.

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1993 Honda CBR900RR for sale on eBay

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In development, Honda stroked their four-in-line 750cc engine to 893cc, pushing power up to a liter-bike 122 hp, but not appreciably increasing weight.  The package weighed just over their own 600 but moved like a superbike.  A redesigned aluminum spar frame handled the power, with 45mm right-side-up forks and monoshock rear.  Nissin supplied the 296mm front disks, with 240mm out back.  Round headlights identify the first generation 900RR, along with an array of vent/intake perforations that must’ve been some young grad student’s thesis.

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Presented by a shop that also houses a museum, this CBR looks to be every bit of the 300-mile display article.  The 900RR’s were made in too many paint schemes to to authenticate the red/white/blue/black, but more knowledgeable readers will likely weigh in.  From the eBay auction:

The Original Open Class Super Bike!

This bike is all business! The epitome of the retro superbike era! Plenty of true unaltered rear wheel horse power!

This engine has IMMEDIATE power surge from the bottom! It’s so strong it feels like you’re going into warp drive! The power is there whenever you want it!

Razor sharp handling! Tipping the scales at 450lbs this bike was in a different stratosphere than its competitors!

This is not a bike for the faint-hearted rider! This was one the first bikes that would raise the bar so far that the limit would fall at the rider rather than the machine!   

A must have for any true super bike collector!

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Elsewhere in the auction the seller states that the bike runs great, and though it probably won’t happen this way, the new owner could have a fantastic couple-three rides on this very original RR, and return it to display duties with clean pistons and less than 500 miles…

-donn

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Literally – 1993 Honda CBR900RR
Kawasaki October 21, 2010 posted by

Before Yamaha, Honda And Cagiva Eddie Piloted A Kawi

1982 Kawasaki KZ1000R Eddie Lawson Replica

I still find it hard to believe people used to race these beasts.  Well, some hearty souls did and bikes like this helped catapult them into the world of grand prix racing.  This was Kawasaki’s tribute to Eddie Lawson winning the superbike title for them here in the United States.  What caught my eye was  how dog gone shiny this thing is.  I figured that it was just too shiny and had to be a respray.  After looking at some photos though,  I think it is the original paint.  Kawasaki just lacquered em up back in the day.  I’ve commented before that you could practically eat of  some of the bikes we post because they are so clean.  Check out the picture below and tell me that isn’t true about the bottom of the engine.

I don’t know if I own anything that is that clean.  I guess I’ll have to assume some this cleanliness comes from the restoration the seller describes but overall just a beautiful example to survive the years unscathed.  It isn’t bone stock;  you can see the airbox has been removed and I can’t quite tell if that is the original Kerker pipe.  In a couple of photos I found on the net  the muffler did not seem to slant up like this one does.  It may just be my poor eyesight.  The seller can you give you the details much better than me:

Up for bid is my 1982 1000R EDDIE LAWSON REPLICA I bought this bike from its original owner and have owned it for almost 20 years .This is production # 611 of 750 built in 82″ engine # KZT00JE03527, This bike has a complete full restoration with new tires, brakes, sprockets , grips ,ext. This bike has a total of 16,000 original miles on it with a Wisceo 1035cc bore kit installed 500 miles ago. Bike looks ,runs, and sounds better than new and is in show room condition. A must see to appreciate and would make a great addition to any collector who wants to own a piece of superbike history.

Only know problems with bike are the trip meter on odometer does not reset and speedometer works but is getting a bad signal from front wheel speed sensor making needle jump back and forth a little on actual speed.

This bike is decribed to the best of my knowlage listing any know problems and is being sold AS-IS condition with no written or implied warranty it has a clean NYS. title.

This bike is for sale locally so I reserve the right to end action early if needed.

Pay Pal payment excepted terms $1000 down remaining balance due 1 week after end of auction needs to be received in full before any shipping or delivery

Buyer responable for veichle pick up or shipping , Please contact me by e-mail with any other questions on bike or possiable help on ship

It looks like that shiny engine has caught a few people’s attention as the bidding has been active on this one.  As of this writing, in the fabulously plush RSBFS offices, the auction stands at $9,100 and the reserve has not been met.  I can honestly say I don’t know how high this one will go for a little Kawi superbike history. .

IK