2001 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade from United Kingdom
Makes you smile, enough performance to give you an adrenaline rush
Rear wheel bearings.
I have ridden many motorcycles over 37 years.
I had never ridden a FireBlade, but have experience of 170BHP+.
The combination of over 100BHP in a lightweight package means you have to show restraint with the throttle even with a lot of riding experience.
I have owned many Honda motorcycles from the 1990s and 2000s, so not surprised about weaknesses of electrics and camchains which can be a concern on some of the FireBlades. I found build quality to be better than very recent Hondas that I have owned (VFR1200!) with corrosion limited to the fastenings.
Would easily buy another 929 or a 954 for day to day riding as used prices are reasonable. I'd love an earlier FireBlade as a weekend toy.
Limited steering lock.
Tall riding position.
Enormous standard silencer.
Will be blown away by R1's and the like...
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th March, 2017