1998 Honda CB900RR FireBlade 50th Anniversary Limited Edition
Registration no. S439 SYA
Frame no. JH2SC33A4WM208025
Engine no. SC33E2218725
Every so often a model comes along that rewrites the rulebook for sports motorcycles, one of the most influential of modern times being Honda's FireBlade. Launched in 1992, the FireBlade blew away the opposition principally Yamaha's FZR1000 and Suzuki's GSX-R1100 - with its combination of litre-bike performance and a 600-sized package. Superbly styled and evocatively titled, it was recognised as a future classic almost immediately and early and unmolested examples command high prices today. Progressively developed, the Blade has occasionally fallen behind the opposition but today's version is back at the top of the tree, being recognised as one of the most rider-friendly of current hyper-sports roadsters. In 1998 Honda celebrated its 50th anniversary as a motorcycle manufacturer and to mark the occasion Honda Britain released Limited Edition versions of the CBR600F, VFR800, CBR900RR FireBlade and VTR1000 Firestorm. Production of these special models was entrusted to Russell Savory's RS Performance, the CBRs benefiting from various enhancements including different camshafts, a Proflex rear shock absorber, Dream Machine paintwork and an Akrapovic exhaust system.
Number '15' of the series, this FireBlade 50th Anniversary Limited Edition model was acquired by Aled Jenkins in 2001 having had only one previous owner. The machine is offered with warranty/service booklet, SORN paperwork, expired MoT (2004), V&M dynamometer printout (133.9bhp) and Swansea V5/V5C documents.