2000 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade

Summary:

The best-handling and most responsive bike I've ever had, plus Honda build quality

Faults:

The alternator (generator) burnt out (twice) at 35,000 and 56,000 miles: Had it rewired.

General Comments:

The handling/steering is ultra-quick; as a result it can shake the bars under acceleration on a bumpy surface, but experienced riders do not need a steering damper (the bike is telling you to lighten off the throttle, just a bit).

The braking is powerful, but progressive and with good feel.

Although not as powerful as its competitors, or more modern large sports bikes, the power is good all through the rev range and, because it is so manageable, can be used more effectively to make up any shortfall. The on/off throttle response is not the problem that journalists make it out to be; a few hours riding is enough to tune yourself into it: after that the instant response is a plus.

For a large sports bike the comfort is very good, it can be ridden all-day (over 500 miles), then the next day! The riding position is more upright and comfortable than its competitors.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2008

1994 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade

Summary:

Goes like a Rocket

Faults:

Rear shock.

Head bearings.

Wheel bearings F/R.

Rear spindle came loose and wore the swing arm,

General Comments:

This is my second 94 blade. I think this is an awesome bike for its age. Granted, a lot has had to be sorted, but given the mileage it's fantastic. I do quite a lot of mile's on my bikes, as I just love to ride, and have done since I was 5 years old.

I have had a 99, R1 02, R1 04, R1 03, 600rr 98, and a Firestorm, and the blade always gives me a better buzz than any of them. I have even turned this bike into a street-fighter, and it's even better.

I've added an Ohlins rear shock, progressive, front springs, stage 1 dynojet and it's FANTASTIC.

One of, if not the best bike you could own for less than £2,000.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2007

2002 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade

Summary:

A dream to ride

Faults:

Block cracked with only 8900k.

General Comments:

Have no bad points. Will be happy when the block is replaced.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st August, 2006

1995 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade

Summary:

Awesome! A pleasure to ride

Faults:

The forks needed new seals and one spring.

New bottom yoke was needed, along with head races and wheel bearings.

General Comments:

This is an awesome bike! It handles beautifully, pulls like a train and causes me to grin like a cheshire cat.

I hadn't ridden for 8 months after crashing the GPZ. I bought this and then I did 3000 miles around Europe, and it's a very confidence inspiring bike.

I don't think I would be able to part with it. It's a joy to ride. The brakes are very forgiving too.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2005

1995 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade

Summary:

It's better than you will ever be..

Faults:

Cosmetics only - they build a fantastic machine like this and then save sixpence by using fairing bolts that rust!

Otherwise everything is good as new.

General Comments:

Even a mild tuning exercise (i.e. swapping the exhaust and jetting) can produce serious fun-power.

A bike that is still remarkably rapid and handles great, yet is comfy enough to hack the length of the country without suffering.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2005

21st Feb 2011, 12:13

My Honda CBR900RR Fireblade 1995 was my worst nightmare and a waste of money, because in Lebanon where I live, nobody knows how to repair it, nor the Honda agency accepts to check and repair used bikes bought from another stores. (its problem is electrical : regulator-battery). Honda sport bikes are not popular and trusted in Lebanon for their complex ignition system, inaccessible and too expensive accessories. People here consider that only misguided and cheated guys buy a Honda sport bike in Lebanon.

5th Mar 2014, 21:46

Regulator / rectifiers fail on these bikes... Use a Yamaha R1 on them... non-fuel injected CHR900 only.