The first generation RR, the CBR900RR, was introduced in 1992 with an 893 cc (54.5 cu in) inline-four engine set a precedent for light weight in the super bike class. The CBR900RR was based on an advanced research stage model known within Honda as the “CBR750RR”. With the objective of equaling the acceleration of competitors’ flagship sport bikes, Honda increased the stroke of its inline 4-cylinder 750cc engine and raised displacement to 893cc. Complementing this excellent power performance were the bike’s dry weight of 185 kg, wheelbase of 1,405 mm and body almost identical to that of the advanced research stage model. At 453 lb (205 kg) with a full fuel tank, the CBR900RR was just 4 lb (2 kg) heavier than Honda’s own CBR600F2, and 76 lb (34 kg) lighter than the next-lightest open-class machine at the time, the Yamaha FZR1000.
Numerous changes were made to the second-generation RR, which debuted in 1994, including revised spring and damping rates, a compression adjuster was added to the front fork, an improved shift drum to cure notchy shifting, the upper cowl stay went from steel to aluminum, and the cylinder head cover went from aluminum to magnesium. The styling of the bike also became more aggressive: The independent dual lights became irregular-shaped multi-reflector lights known as “fox eyes” and the bike now featured fewer of the RR’s unique fairing holes. In addition, slimmer and firmer footpegs were patterned after the RC45 and a shift linkage replaced the original model’s backward pedal. A new instrument panel included an electronic speedometer that measured speed from the countershaft sprocket, rather than the front wheel.
This is a really nice totally stock CBR900RR. Runs great, bought from a 65 year old rider who moved over to the dark side (touring bike!). It has about 9,000 miles on it. I also have a 17 inch front wheel from a CBR600F3 that will bolt right on so you can get some new tech tires on it.
Stock # 16