Get the best advice about buying a 200-2001 Honda Fireblade from What Bike? Used Bike Guide

Get the best advice about buying a 200-2001 Honda Fireblade from What Bike? Used Bike Guide

 

Honda CBR900RR Fireblade buying guide: 2000-2001

By Stefan Bartlett -

 23 May 2008 10:15

If you're thinking of buying a second-hand 2000-2001 Honda Fireblade then you need to read our buying guide to make sure you get the best deal.

Check out the guide below to get the lowdown on what to look for when buying a 2000-2001 Blade or click here to read the 1992-1999 Fireblade buying guide, brought to you by What Bike? Used Bike Guide.

OVERVIEW
The 900cc FireBlade’s biggest revamp came for 2000 and it was tweaked again in `02. It features LED tail lights, new instruments, a ‘works-style’ swingarm  and a slightly sharper fairing. It wasn’t quite as hot as its rivals though.

CHECK
Conrod failure is not unheard of on bikes that get revved very hard. Can be susceptible to occasional gearbox problems.

RIDE & HANDLING 
Rating: 4 out of 5 
Arguably the tamest Honda CBR900RR FireBlade but it’s still extremely fast on the road or track. Strong brakes.

ENGINE
Rating: 3 out of 5
The fuel injection is snatchy. Gearbox can be troublesome.

EQUIPMENT
Rating: 4 out of 5 
All the basics are there plus it has underseat storage. HISS key-based immobilizer system – lose both keys and you’ll face an £800+ bill.

OWNING
Rating: 4 out of 5
It’s not going to disappoint but there are much better Blades both before and after.

VALUE
Rating: 4 out of 5
Haggle hard and this is a good value bike – just this wasn’t the finest Blade.


FOR: Strong brakes, comfortable, good handling
AGAINST: Gearbox problems, a bit snatchy 3/5

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