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1994 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance19000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha XT600

Summary:

Do not sleep on it, it will fool you

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I am a soldier and not mechanically inclined, my bike is garaged, dealer serviced, and only ridden in good weather, so my viewpoint maybe skewed.

My bike is awesome to ride, a wheelie monster, and lightning quick (it has beaten a few 04's), but uncomfortable after 150 miles. It is my mid life crisis toy.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2005

1993 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10

Summary:

Overall good reliable bike and it's quick

Faults:

Fuel pump went bad and parts are expensive, but it has a lot of miles.

The timing chain is starting to make a noise. I really beat on the bike so it takes abuse. Back bearings also went bad.

General Comments:

Good reliable bike and takes a beating.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2005

1993 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda VTR250

Summary:

Love it

Faults:

Front and rear axles were scraping and needed new bearings at 11K miles. About $400.

The steering head bearings had to be replaced at 12K miles due to wear found at inspection (supposedly a common problem on these?), about $250 for that.

Engine running rough/lacks power at 13K miles. Found that the right side ignition coil had lost ground and needed a jumper wire put in. No ground meant two cylinders were not firing. About $150 and extensive troubleshooting by service to fix.

General Comments:

I love this bike. I wanted one when they were new, but I was young and couldn't afford it. I traded from the VTR250 I had for 10 years and I haven't ridden a lot of other bikes, so I can't really compare it.

I will say that on long trips, it is VERY uncomfortable on wrists, shoulders, and lower back. But I like it too much to care.

It seems more at home at highway speeds than stop and go in the city. The engine surges at a steady speed, and the transmission clunks loudly into 1st from a stop. Others with this bike say theirs do the same thing.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th July, 2005

1995 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance29000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha FZR600

Faults:

Clutch cable became stiff at 20,000 miles.

Front wheel bearings were worn at 18,000 miles (time of purchase).

Headstock bearings were worn at 18,000 miles.

General Comments:

A real joy to ride, although uncomfortable in slow moving traffic (what would one expect from a sports bike?)

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2005

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 7 reviews