Honda CBR900RR Fireblade Reviews from Australia

2003 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 kilometres
Most recent distance10000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha V-Star Classic 650

Summary:

FIREBLADE, Burn up the streets and cut out the corners

Faults:

Nothing at all.

General Comments:

I can imagine what this bike can do, but I don't think I ever need to find out.

Very quick, excellent handling, awesome to ride.

Due to the excellent handling and braking of this bike, it gives you great confidence to ride.

Smooth power allows you to open the throttle without the bike wanting to lift at the front. However, when the bikes hits 6000rpm, hang on.

Powering out of corners with the revs up may also give you an unexpected surprise as the power comes on very quick.

In a nutshell, this is a great toy to own, a real head turner. Has the sound of a Formula 1 race car under the helmet.

Would not recommend for an inexperienced rider, best to spend a year or two on a mid sized sport before moving up to the real thing.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2006

4th Oct 2006, 09:58

You are right, I passed my test and got on a Blade only to come off at 75MPH on my first ride. Luckily I rolled and landed on a grass verge off the A1. It was rush hour and plenty of people were honking their horns at me as they drove by. My girlfriend was not so lucky, both legs broken. Superb days.

2003 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance14000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleBMW R 80

Summary:

Perfect combination of performance and practicality

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

The fastest, best handling, most exciting motorcycle I've ever ridden.

Comfort is good even for tall riders (I'm 6'4"). I have toured on it with no complaints.

Tyres are the biggest running cost. If you exploit the performance you will chew through a lot of rubber. I only got 5,000 kilometers from my last rear tyre!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th April, 2005

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews