Honda Cbr900rr Fireblade for sale in Shipley

WE ARE PROUD TO OFFER THIS FUTURE CLASSIC IN ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH VERY LOW MILEAGE .
Tadao Baba STORY
In the late 1980s, sports motorcycles were very fast, with magazines rating bikes on their top speed. To house a 1000cc engine the bikes became heavy, while to ensure the stability of the bikes at high speed, the chassis became longer. The result was a series of fast bikes, which didn't handle in corners.[1] Baba states this as the reason which inspired him to design the FireBlade:[2]

It was in 1989 and I was riding with a group of Honda engineers on some of the competitors' machines. There was a Suzuki GSX-R1100, a Yamaha FZR1000 and our own Honda CBR1000F. I was thinking, 'How can these be called sports bikes when they are so very big and heavy?' They didn't deserve the name.

Baba began developing a new concept in sports motorcycles under the title "Total Control," based on the fundamentals of fun to ride, easy to control.[1]

The first bike developed under Total Control was the Honda CBR750RR around a 750cc engine, but Honda already had the Honda VFR in that segment; the idea to develop the bike in the 1000cc market was also dismissed, with the existing Honda CBR1000F. Instead Baba proposed to develop Total Control around the chassis dimensions of a 750, using the same base motor and its bore, but with an increase in stroke to create an 893cc engine, keeping it closer and hence performance-competitive with the existing 1000cc bikes.[1][3]

After winning over the Honda Marketing team who were sceptical about creating a new class of motorcycle,[2] the new 900cc class was created with one bike from all manufacturers globally in the class. This created both a marketing risk, but also a technological advantage should the class take off.[2] The result of the original FireBlade in 1992 on the market, which was 90 pounds (41 kg) lighter than the nearest competitor, was that it sold so many units by capturing sales from both the tourer and existing sports bike ranges. This resulted the competition not catching up until Yamaha created the lighter 1000cc R1 in 1998, which created the modern 1000cc Supersports category.[1]
THIS BIKE IS SELLING ON BEHALF OF ONE OF OUR CUSTOMERS FROM HIS PRIVATE COLLECTION.
PLEASE CALL FOR MORE DETAILS.

Red , 918 cc, 2000 W Reg, 7,079 miles, £7,495.00.

Please ring to check availability before travelling. We are now open to the public, at our all new premises! Desirable Part exchanges currently wanted. As with all our new and used machines part exchange, finance and delivery are available. For more details call our sales team on 01274 591017 or enquire through the site.

Honda

Cbr900rr Fireblade

£7,495

Honda Cbr900rr Fireblade for sale in Shipley

WE ARE PROUD TO OFFER THIS FUTURE CLASSIC IN ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH VERY LOW MILEAGE .
Tadao Baba STORY
In the late 1980s, sports motorcycles were very fast, with magazines rating bikes on their top speed. To house a 1000cc engine the bikes became heavy, while to ensure the stability of the bikes at high speed, the chassis became longer. The result was a series of fast bikes, which didn't handle in corners.[1] Baba states this as the reason which inspired him to design the FireBlade:[2]

It was in 1989 and I was riding with a group of Honda engineers on some of the competitors' machines. There was a Suzuki GSX-R1100, a Yamaha FZR1000 and our own Honda CBR1000F. I was thinking, 'How can these be called sports bikes when they are so very big and heavy?' They didn't deserve the name.

Baba began developing a new concept in sports motorcycles under the title "Total Control," based on the fundamentals of fun to ride, easy to control.[1]

The first bike developed under Total Control was the Honda CBR750RR around a 750cc engine, but Honda already had the Honda VFR in that segment; the idea to develop the bike in the 1000cc market was also dismissed, with the existing Honda CBR1000F. Instead Baba proposed to develop Total Control around the chassis dimensions of a 750, using the same base motor and its bore, but with an increase in stroke to create an 893cc engine, keeping it closer and hence performance-competitive with the existing 1000cc bikes.[1][3]

After winning over the Honda Marketing team who were sceptical about creating a new class of motorcycle,[2] the new 900cc class was created with one bike from all manufacturers globally in the class. This created both a marketing risk, but also a technological advantage should the class take off.[2] The result of the original FireBlade in 1992 on the market, which was 90 pounds (41 kg) lighter than the nearest competitor, was that it sold so many units by capturing sales from both the tourer and existing sports bike ranges. This resulted the competition not catching up until Yamaha created the lighter 1000cc R1 in 1998, which created the modern 1000cc Supersports category.[1]
THIS BIKE IS SELLING ON BEHALF OF ONE OF OUR CUSTOMERS FROM HIS PRIVATE COLLECTION.
PLEASE CALL FOR MORE DETAILS.

Red , 918 cc, 2000 W Reg, 7,079 miles, £7,495.00.

Please ring to check availability before travelling. We are now open to the public, at our all new premises! Desirable Part exchanges currently wanted. As with all our new and used machines part exchange, finance and delivery are available. For more details call our sales team on 01274 591017 or enquire through the site.

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