Honda CBR900 & CBR 1000 Fireblade
Ultimate Buyers' Guide Series

By Chris Horton
February 2009
PMM Books
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780954999032
64 Pages, Illustrated
$24.95 Paper Original

Welcome to the ever so slightly psychotic world of the Honda CBR900RR and CBR1000RR! Or the FireBlade as both machines are generically known – and almost obsessively loved – in many parts of the world. Psychotic? Absolutely. Heres a so-called super-sports bike that weighs only about as much as three sacks of cement, packs a minimum of 124bhp and in later versions as much as 180bhp, accelerates from standstill to 130mph in around 10 seconds (with the front wheel in the air for most of the time if youre brave and/or crazy enough), and will then rocket to around 170mph or more. This Ultimate Buyers Guide introduces all the production CBR900RR and 1000RR (FireBlade) types to 2007, outlining the technical specifications, identification data and performance. Using color photography of the bikes and many actual problem areas, we discuss what to look for when choosing and buying a used example.

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