Fireblade buying tips
The CBR1000RR is an excellent used buy. Fireblades are robust and reliable and any problems usually stem from negligence. Check the service history carefully, even on low-mileage bikes. Oil and filter changes are annual, regardless of miles ridden. If a bike looks like it’s been stored, make sure it’s been kept dry. Test rides should reveal a sorted feel in all respects: missed gears, smoking, leaks, rattles or tapping should end your interest. There were some very rare main bearing failures on 2008-2010 Fireblades. Unfortunately it’s tricky to detect and expensive to sort. Bleeding the C-ABS is time-consuming and expensive.