This was the first Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade designed by a team not headed by Tadao Baba, the man behind the original Honda CBR900RR Fireblade. Mass centralization helps the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade handle in a neutral, stable way. Standard suspension settings are too hard for most road riders but it’s fully adjustable so you can tweak it to sort your style.
Seamless, effortless power thrusts the motorcycle to incredibly high speeds from almost anywhere in the rev range. Chances are you’ll run out of bottle before the Honda Fireblade runs out of shove. Honda’s (then) best fuel injection is smooth. Suzuki GSX-R1000 is rawer, the Yamaha YZF-R1 smoother.
Generally excellent reliability and the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade build quality is above average. There was a recall on speedo's which were under-reading by 25%. At 2000rpm in second gear the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade should read 18mph. Some motorcycles use oil – Honda say ther Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade only has a problem if consumption exceeds a litre every 800 miles – so keep an eye on the level.
They're not even 15 years old but you can pick up one of these generation Fireblades for under £4000 in good nick. They were a big seller at the time so there are plenty about as well. Take your time when searching, the perfect one for you will com ealong. Find a Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade for sale.
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Rotary steering damper on the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade can be altered electronically on the hoof, clocks are very comprehensive but the underseat storage which was common on superbikes at the time was sacrificed due to the exhaust location. The Honda CBR1000RR riding position is quite racy.