HONDA CBR 900 RR FIREBLADE 1996 – 1997

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Honda CBR 900 RR

HONDA CBR 900 RR FIREBLADE 1996 – 1997


HONDA CBR 900 RR FIREBLADE 918 (1996 – 1997)


The Honda Fireblade is a category of motorcycle Superbike / Supersport by the Japanese manufacturer Honda.

The name stands for a whole Fireblade motorcycle series, which was founded in 1992 with the CBR900RR Fireblade. Since 2004 the name has caused displacement in CBR1000RR Fireblade changed with Honda, the sales name has now reduced to Fireblade in Germany. In all series stood as the ultimate

The Honda Fireblade is a category of motorcycle Superbike / Supersport by the Japanese manufacturer Honda.

The name stands for a whole Fireblade motorcycle series, which was founded in 1992 with the CBR900RR Fireblade. Since 2004 the name has caused displacement in CBR1000RR Fireblade changed with Honda, the sales name has now reduced to Fireblade in Germany. In all series stood as the ultimate development objective as possible, the lighter weight of all components in the foreground.

The first Fireblade undercut with her ready to ride weight of about 204 kg with her appearance even all large series motorcycles from the smaller 600cc class. The lightweight construction and the powerful engine they could outclass their former powerful but also heavier competition from the Big Bike class as well as the then-popular four-cylinder super sports car the 750 cc class.

The different models in the series are distinguished by the abbreviation SC28, SC33, SC44, SC50, SC57 and SC59. You are the first four digits of the chassis number.

In 1992, the first Fireblade was presented with the internal designation SC28. With 72 kW (not reduced as much as 94 kW) and ready to ride weight of 207 kg, the RR was initially the number one superbike league.

In 1994, the design of the SC28 has been revised. This series has been delivered with the 893-cc engine, the SC28 series, but already with the design (new lamp shape) of the following model SC33.

1996 was replaced by the SC33 SC28. The most important change: 919 cc, less weight and a new lamp shape. Since the Voluntary self-restraint to 100 hp (74 kW) came to an end, the 900 Fireblade now had standard 94 kW.

The Fireblade SC44 with the abbreviation was launched in 2000 to life. In this model, change a completely new bike was designed. It was neither the design nor the art of similarity with the previous model available. Only the basic principle of the engine was retained.

For example, the fork was replaced by a rigid upside-down fork and the constant depression carburettors by a modern electronic fuel injection.

After two years, Honda replaced the SC44 through SC50. The handling, which was comparable to a 600-cc engine, could lead to a serious fall during hard acceleration out of the turn. Honda equipped the SC57 from an electronic steering damper, which solved the problem.

Also, the SC50 was changed from 2003 again at the fork and the steering head bearings.

2004 SC57 / 1 was put on the market (model year 2005 to paint on the same). Model for this model was the Honda RC211V race machine from the MotoGP. With nominally 126 kW to be disclosed, however, was very optimistic (in dynamometer measurements at 115 kW and a dry weight of 179 kg, it was the competitors not on offer, however, was very well positioned thanks to its exceptionally good driveability and stability.

Handling and much more was deteriorated markedly on the SC50.’s why Honda decided within the usual two-year model cycle at the SC57 / 2 for model year 2006/07 (07 only paint changes) to extensive modifications. Here, the cylinder head has been reworked, shortens the translation, the brake discs on 320 mm increased, the suspension optimized more towards better handling through various measures and reduced the weight of the vehicle to about 205 kg by some other intervention. There are also the typical Repsol which was, however, limited by the facelift model 2006/2007 999 piece.

For the 2008 model year Honda unveiled the all-new model SC59. The design differed significantly from the previous model and leaned even closer to the current MotoGP racer from Honda. Overall, the SC59 was designed more towards racing properties, which manifested itself in one part of ergonomics, on the other hand also in the suspension tuning.

Furthermore, we renounced in favor of a so-called underslung exhaust system back to the underseat solution of SC57 in the placement of the muffler; benefited from this handling because of better concentration of masses around the center of gravity. In addition, Honda was able to successfully continue its lightweight construction strategy, which put a full tank in a vehicle weight of only 199 kg. So you were in some cases significantly among Japanese competitors.

Motor too, achieved a significant step forward, the new engine was designed short-stroke and received from lightweight titanium intake valves. The maximum power was (7 hp) increased nominally by 5 kW to 131 kW (178 hp). Considering the fact that the previous model, the nominal power never actually reached, the first tests against SC59 with very well, the actual increase is likely to be more in the range of 10 to 15 kW.

Particularly relevant in practice, speed range 5500-11000 min-1, the power output of the new engine was even significantly higher than that of the competing models of Suzuki and Yamaha. First put Honda Fireblade in the 2008 model year, a long time has become the standard anti-hopping clutch.

Since 2009, Honda offers a dedicated developed for the Fireblade ABS. This system was developed together with Nissin is the world’s first ABS, which is specially tailored to the requirements of supersports motorcycles. While produced in a conventional braking system, the driver on the brake lever and a piston brake pressure directly, the Fireblade ABS, the brake pressure by-wire is generated.

The lever acts on a potentiometer to a control unit, which then builds up the brake pressure servo pump. Thanks to the combination of front and rear brake, called combined-ABS, the braking distance is significantly reduced while reducing the rollover propensity.

The electronic control has delayed a little softer pressure point result and the brake responds to a few hundredths of a second. By a control intervention of the driver does not notice any mean as a feedback, such as by pulsing of the lever is omitted.

Upon failure of the electronic components, the system reverts to the conventional mode, the total braking power is obtained. Very experienced drivers could therefore turn off for use on the racetrack, the ABS system by removing the fuse.

The surcharge for the ABS is the price list from 2009: € 1,000.

Changes between model years 1993-1994:

Honda CBR 900 RR

1996 to 1997

1998 to 1999:

Since this model is a completely new motorcycle, the description of all the changes would be too extensive. Hence only the most important changes are listed below:

2006, the SC57 was a serious makeover. The compression of the engine was raised, the revised intake and exhaust ports, raised the maximum speed of 12,200 min-1. The final drive ratio was shortened in favor of something better elasticity values. Chassis side down on the 5 mm shorter swingarm and 0.25 ° steeper steering head angle – both provides improved handling.

The front brake discs increased from 310 to 320 mm, but are still 300 g lighter. Total dry weight was reduced by 6 kg alone in the exhaust system 1,460 g were saved. The side trim was redesigned air vents.

The following data of the different generations Fireblade provide a more detailed insight into the technical details.

Technology: CBS

Naked bikes / rounder: CB 1300 | CB 1100 | CBF 1000F | CBF 1000 | CB 1000R | Hornet 600 | 600 CBF

Athletes: Fireblade | CBR 600

Tourer and Sport Tourer: Gold Wing | VFR 1200 F | Pan European | VFR | Deauville

Enduros: VFR 1200X Cross Tourer | VFR 800X Crossrunner

Cruiser: VT 1300 CX | 750 Shadow | Shadow Spirit | Valkyrie Rune

Trial Cross: Montesa Cota CRF 450 R | CRF 250 R | CRF 100 F | CRF 70 F | CRF 50 F

Light motorcycles: CBF125 | CBR 125 R | CBR 250 R | 125 Varadero | Innova

Scooter: Silverwing 600 | SW-T400 | S-Wing | 300 SH | SH 125 | PCX | PS 125 | Lead 100 | Vision 110 | Zoomer 50

Racing motorcycles: RC213V

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